Yes, I admit that I've been fribbling with my weight, I also haven't slept so much and I find it kind of hard to sleep for some reason. I have a really hard time getting some fat too. But I did weigh about 120lbs(I was skinny THEN) when I started the program so I've actually gained a lot of weight(I know it's also because of puberty and shit). And I'll try to gain some more.
Are you serious when you say "start from scratch"? I feel that would be unnessecary as I've made progress.
When I said start from scratch I meant pretend like you've never trained before and figure out your starting weight exactly as the book prescribes. Then do the program exactly as the book prescribes. You need to give the program an honest run before worrying about front squats, light days etc. Chins are ok though.
He did the program. His lifts are fine for his weight and height. I don't know where you come from but in my country people around 5'7 look fine at 150. No builder type of fine but fine. Ed Coan was 165 pounds and is also 5'7 . Do I have to find his lifts at that weight class to basically shit on the stupid 3 pounds per inch theory?
Originally Posted by raw32
Advice to OP: Go intermediate gain weight at a normal rate. Enjoy progress. Program depends on goals. Keep it simple.
Where have you been ToyStory? Your particular brand of ridiculous has been missed on these threads. Welcome back!
I'm not going to read 2 more pages of Kyle and a bunch of other people telling you how skinny you are, and how you're actually not eating enough. First of all, you could try to get a small meal in between classes during the morning and afternoon, if that's really the issue.
Originally Posted by PunchSlap
The real issue with you being skinny is likely the fact that you're 16, and at 170 cm, you're probably still growing, which is where your excess calories are going. Most dudes don't start to fill out until they're close to their adult height. I'm sure you look lean and jacked compared with your classmates, and that's fine. If you've stalled on LP, by all means go to a periodized program. Just know that if you have yet to get your major growth spurt, it might be worth it to revisit LP afterwards to get some mass gain.
They say to even look like you lift weights 3/# is a bare minimum and while its Shaeffer who does the talking, they all chime in with "yes" and "mhmm"
Originally Posted by veryhrm
i dont think he needs to be 210, i'm at about 70 inches 200, but i think that at 180 he would look better and lift more weight
a few things on this.
Originally Posted by ToyStory
For a year on the "program" he did not do the program if he is 150.
Ed Coan was a competitive power lifter
Ed Coan weighed between 181 and 239 during his competition days
Ed Coan was caught using performance enhancing drugs 3 times during his career and is banned from competition.
I dont know what the OP's goals are, but if he is on here looking for help, just about everyone says gain weight except for the bodybuilding crowd. I have nothing against bodybuilders, but this is simply not the program to be on if you're concerned about your abzz
Are you 175cm or 5'7"? they are different heights. 175cm is around over 5'9" (nearly 5'10). 5'7" is nearly 168cm.
Originally Posted by PunchSlap
If you are 68kg at 5'7" you are not skinny, but you are not 'big', but 68kg at 5'10", yes you are skinny.
However, you do say you're 16, you are still going to put a lot of weight on naturally.
Weight (pun intended) till you can get a few more years then look at your weight.
I agree, at 16 you probably are trying to put as much size on as possible, any teenager I know lives on a seafood diet, they see food it and eat it.
And well done finding this program at 16. Many people including myself wish we had found this program many years ago.
Last edited by toonttm; 05-07-2012 at 03:46 AM.
Meh, fuck it - can't be arsed replying to toystory.
Ha! nice catch. (though your math looks about an inch off also)
Originally Posted by toonttm
175 / 2.54 = 68.897 so it's 5' 9"
68.9 / 12 = 5.74 so apparently when he said "5,7" he actually meant it.