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clement's goals: from skinny to fit

Posted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:13 pm
by clement
hello everyone!
i'm new here at simplefit, and am really excited about this nes program. I'm a 16 year old, 127 pound 5ft9 (177 cm, 58 kg) young man and I'm joining this program to go from skinny to fit. I don't want to be like a body builder, simply be in good shape. despite my skininess, i am able to do 10 pull ups, 80 squats and 25 push ups. I play tennis regularly. As well as doing this program, i want to do some "intensive" swimming (ie, not cardio, but short sets of sprints, to build muscle). I realized last week that I was actually severely undereating, as I regularly skip breakfast. my total daily calorie intake is around 1400 kcal maximum, since i only eat in large amounts once or twice a day. I know that I need loads of protein, vegetables and carbs. changing my diet will be my greatest challenge, as you know it's hard to change bad habits. i hope that i will be able to gain lean weight fairly quickly, thanks to this wonderful community. see you on the forums![/list]

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:51 am
by volleyball_man
Welcome and good luck.

I've had a lot of success with following the Zone diet. I try to get as close to Paleo as I can, but really focus mainly on the Zone balance of protein/fat/carbs. Kevin (site creator/admin) is very knowledgeable about "intermittent fasting." Your lite/no breakfast might work for you if you fine tune it ask him about it. also go to the links page and read about it there.


Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:02 pm
by don08NYparkour
hey im 14 and have about the same height as you, but im about 8 lbs heavier. im also kinda skinny but i am also fit(Ex. faded 6pack, 25 straight pullups on good days)

i was about 125lbs two months ago, then started to eat even more chicken, fish, and lean steak. I also did less long distance cardio and worked out 10-12hrs a week. there are probably better ways to get bigger but this is working fine for me plus i still get to eat my favorite food. :lol:

Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:40 am
by clement
so I've been lurking around doing some measurements, my body fat is just below 12%, which leaves me, as you have guessed, with a "fairly small" muscle mass. I'm going to start my progress log: I started a week ago and I'm already up 2.5 pounds! work in progress. My goal weight would be around 70+ kg, so thats's around 150-155 pounds. yey!