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Old 09-03-2007, 09:32 AM   #1
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well im taking weight lifting at school .we have to add 10 lbs every six weeks to are (bench press ,paralle squat ,and power clean). we do 3 full body work outs every week ,and we run,and stretch 2 times a week ,and are off for 2 days. well my lifts are pretty good ,but i dont look very big for what i lift. my arms are only 12.5 inches with out flexing ,and alot of people are surprized by what i lift.
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age -almost 17
height-5ft 7inches
weight 158 lbs
bench press -230 lbs -1 rep
paraell squat-265 lbs -1 rep ( was higher but i got weaker cause i hurt my back)
power clean-175 lbs -1rep

i do have long arms ,so i must be going to get taller sometime ,but is there anything i can do that will help make my arms a little bigger ,because i eat alot of food ,but that doesnt help any. i was also wondering if it is ok to lift when i get home from school ,because sometimes the workouts at school suck.
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(This might belong in the training forum...?)

When you say "a lot of food", what does that mean, exactly? Can you give us an average day? If you're anything like me, you might be overestimating what you're eating. I was overestimating my diet by a solid 1000 calories, maybe even a little more. Also, are bench, squat, and power clean the only exercises you do, or are there others in this routine at school?

Your numbers seem pretty good though, so just keep eating and remember that your body wants to get 1.5-2.0 g of protein per day in order to grow.

Also, man, if that's your picture from fairly recently - you look fine, your arms don't seem that small in that pic.

Good luck bro.
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:06 PM   #3
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When you say "a lot of food", what does that mean, exactly? Can you give us an average day? If you're anything like me, you might be overestimating what you're eating. I was overestimating my diet by a solid 1000 calories, maybe even a little more. Also, are bench, squat, and power clean the only exercises you do, or are there others in this routine at school?

Your numbers seem pretty good though, so just keep eating and remember that your body wants to get 1.5-2.0 g of protein per day in order to grow.

Also, man, if that's your picture from fairly recently - you look fine, your arms don't seem that small in that pic.

Good luck bro.
my diet is about 2000-2500 calories, we do all kinds of exercises at school ,but squat ,bench ,and power cleans are the main ones we focus on.
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:26 PM   #4
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Well i dont know what other lifts you do, but if your doing alot of sets 3 times a week to try and get your arms to grow, that could be killing you. Try doing compound movements like rows, pullups, and overhead pressing and eating closer to 3,000 calories a day and see where that gets you...

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2000 to 3000 cals is very low. Dave will actually be the one to talk about this...so im not going there but i will say that anything less than 3000 is too low if u want ur goals.

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Actually, I read that a generally good rule if you want to add mass is to eat 25 calories per 1 lb. bw. By that, given he's 158, that's 3950 calories. So if you're only eating 2000-2500 calories and you're moving a lot of weight in the gym you might not be giving yourself enough fuel to grow.
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Er - Sentinel is more right than I am. Talk to Dave.
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well i dont even think i could eat over 3000 calories ,because sometimes i only eat like 2500 calories and it makes me feel sick. plus alot of the stuff i eat is low in calories ,so it takes along time to add up ,and my mom ,and dad are the ones who buy the food ,and they try to buy food that is good for you ,and i have to watch ,and try not to eat all of it ,because i have two brothers ,and they eat alot to.
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who's dave??
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if money is a problem then u should try to do the best with what u have and just learn to live with that (ive learnt to do this).
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