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Improving body image over the summer
I posted something simmilar to this before, but i had a ton of MYSQL errors and it wouldnt post properly, so im posting this refined and more indepth thread.
School is out, and Im eager to improve my body image before it gets back in this fall. I weigh 117lbs, Im 16, and im what they call an ectomorph. But i have some muscle tone, just not alot :/
I have no clue how to do this, i mean i have a start and mayube you can tell me if its good and what i should do with it:
Eat 6 meals per day - (but what?)
Eat right b4 bed - (how soon, and what?)
Work out 4 times a week, alternating days - (what to work out, how?)
Also, someone suggested a protein shake like Myoplex, but others say the taste makes them vomit.
What should i do to get broader shoulders, a toner chest, bigger legs and arms, and a better self image in just 2 months? I know its possible and i am 100% dedicated!
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- well, i'm no expert. the people on the excercise and fitness board might be able to help you in more detail as for what type of excercises to do. to build muscle you need to be eating a fair bit of protein lean meat, cottage cheese, nuts, eggs), as well as a healthy diet in general with fruit/veg/lots of water/oats etc.
do you belong to a gym? if so, try weight training 3 times a week (you need days in between to rest and repair), and also some push ups and tricep dips for your arms. squats and lunges for your legs, crunches for your stomach.
cardiovascular excercise is also important e.g. running, cycling, swimming. aim to do this about 3 times a week too.
its a long slwo process, dont expect results over night, but good luck to you and i hope you do well#1; Sat, 15 Dec 2007 22:47:00 GMT
- Thanks for your advise! Does eating protein before bed, help you gain weight? Is so, what should i eat! lol#2; Sat, 15 Dec 2007 22:48:00 GMT
- hi :) i couldn't help myself, i just had to answer this-bear in mind, i'm 13 months postop gastric bypass surgery, and my body is different from yours, but the information i'm about to give you goes for everyone. lean protein (chicken, fish, lean red meat) fuels your body & builds muscle and vegetables & fruits are essential for vitamins. the only thing i personally have to bear in mind with fruits is that some are pretty high in carbs (bananas, for one). i'm VERY picky about what i eat-i eat 5 small meals a day, including one right before i go to bed, b/c my stomach is very small and can't go more than 4-5 hours w/o food or water. any diet rich in lean meats, fruits and veggies is going to make you feel much better.
a small change you can make that would make a HUGE difference is to cut out the soda-they're loaded with sugar and in many cases, will only make you hungrier. water, crystal light, propel, decaf tea-any of these is a MUCH better choice (remember, caffeine depletes water from the body).
exercise can really make a difference in how you feel-even a walk around the block in the evening gives a sense of accomplishment. if it's too hot to be outside, household chores (such as dishwashing, dusting and bathroom cleaning) can be pretty strenuous and make you feel as if you've had a serious workout! there is even a set of dvd's called "walk away the pounds" that you can pop in and just walk with-i hear they're great, although i don't personally own them.
i've really just been throwing out some things i've learned in the past year for you, i hope some of this is helpful.#3; Sat, 15 Dec 2007 22:49:00 GMT
- oh, and i meant to say...speaking as someone who was required to at least TRY to live with protein shakes and has tried MANY different brands-they taste HORRIBLE! most have to be doctored so much to make them even slightly edible (milk-which really ups the calories, ice, fruit, etc.) that by the time you're through making the dang shake, you're not hungry anymore! others might refute what i've just said, but i personally couldn't choke them down and opted to try to get my daily protein requirement from food.
also, weights ARE good for toning, but please don't overdo it and injure yourself-start slow and work up to your goal! i didn't listen to this advice several years ago and i ended up with a really painful back injury.#4; Sat, 15 Dec 2007 22:50:00 GMT
- as far as eating protein right before you go to bed, theres conflicting advice. generally, i believe you shouldnt eat anything for about 2 hours before you go to bed. at night while you sleep is when your body needs to grow and repair, and it wont be able to do this efficiently if it is forced to spend its energy on digesting food.
as long as you ensure you get a good amount of protein in your regular days eating, and also some kind of protein straight after your workout (maybe eggs, piece of lean meat, nuts, even a glass of milk), then that should do you fine for the goals you're aiming for#5; Sat, 15 Dec 2007 22:51:00 GMT