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Ok.

So you honestly think that workout plan is good? I just came up with it myself, but I'm thinking maybe I need more sets or more exercises? No?

Also...
Should I eat breakfast before or after my weight training in the morning?

Would eating a bowl of oatmeal and 2 or 3 eggs with some milk be a good choice? It would probably be around 540 calories. Too much for one meal?
[QUOTE=schism]Ok.

So you honestly think that workout plan is good? I just came up with it myself, but I'm thinking maybe I need more sets or more exercises? No?

Also...
Should I eat breakfast before or after my weight training in the morning?

Would eating a bowl of oatmeal and 2 or 3 eggs with some milk be a good choice? It would probably be around 540 calories. Too much for one meal?[/QUOTE]

The workout plans sound good to start with. One thing you don't want to do is add more exercises. Too many people overtrain as it is, just hit the compound exercises as heavy as you can go (so that you're working to failure for each set!). The hardest part of doing any mass building workout for ectomorphs (skinny people who find it hard to gain mass, which is me too!) is not exercising all the time.

Something you may want to look into would be substituting wide grip pull-ups (on a weight-assist machine to begin with if necessary) instead of the lat pulldown and also incorporating stiff legged deadlifts into your leg workout to give your hamstrings (and lower back) a good workout as these are good mass building compound exercises.

You want to have a good breakfast with protein and carbs before your workout, and then a protein shake afterwards as the 15 or so min after you finish your workout is the optimal protein uptake window for your body.

Eating to gain mass is also pretty hard. You need to over eat your normal calorie expenditure by about 800 calories everyday, but do so healthly. I currently eat 6 times a day, with about 4-500 calories each meal and about 200g of protein a day (i weigh 170lbs)

Keep it up though, it takes time to see some results (8-12 weeks) but keep a journal of your weight and body measurements (waist, chest, biceps, thighs) in order to see how you're progressing.





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