Westside for Skinny Bastards

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  1. farmboy

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    I just recently started this workout schedule and was wondering if anyone else one this forum has had a lot of success with it. I admit, comparably, I'm probably the "skinny bastard" that is referred to in the title. I'm about 5'10'' and haven't been able to break the 175 barrier. I've been within the same 5lb flux since about 1996. My biggest thing is that there are a lot of younger kids that I train with that are in football/hockey/wrestling/etc. that are just plain stronger than me, as well as guys that are older than me that are like bodybuilder strong.
     
  2. Aaron Howard

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    Are you asking a question here?
     
  3. farmboy

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    I guess I'm just asking if anyone else on the forum has actually used this particular workout schedule to any success. And, if so, if they can recommend any particular techniques that may work better than the others.
     
  4. Aaron Howard

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    It works fine.
     
  5. rEmY

    rEmY Needs to eat more

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    its set up for an athlete doing a lot of extra "leg work" e.g. drills, sprints, etc...
     
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    That works, then. I just strated Guerilla Cardio on alternate days, so hopefully it'll work out. Thanks for the replies.
     
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    my advice is lift heavy and eat like a fat person. do your whole body including abs and lower back.dont forget about your legs and your back.
     
  8. "bodybuilder strong" ?? explain

    confused. cannot compute.

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    Well, I think I made an incorrect comparison, and apologize for that. Let's put it this way, the guys are just plain stronger than I am, most likely due to the fact that they have been strength training for much longer, or more effectively, than I have.
     
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    In the updated version of the workout, he gives a cardio/agility workout. Why not stick with that?

    The workout is for athletes, so it presumes alot of practice, drills etc. If you aren't doing alot of additional cardio, there are probably better routines for increasing strength/size. Guerilla Cardio seems like a pretty solid routine, but it is alot less work than the article presumes.
     
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    I started supplementing the Guerilla Cordio with a burpee conditioning routine I found by Ross Enamait. It wears me out pretty well, especially in conjunction with the Gruerilla. But, what would you suggest as a better workout to gain size/strength? Obviously I'm not in school or university anymore, so you are right about not doing the drills, practices, etc... that that would entail.
     
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    Someone already mentioned it but diet is vitally important. You should be eating every 2-3 hours and making sure you get some protein in pretty much every one of those meals.
     
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    Yeah, I need to buck up on using some protein supplements. I tried using it with a recipe I made for pancakes to get a little extra protein in the morning, while still keeping my son happy.
     
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    Yeah, but the natural skinny is a tenacious enemy to vanquish. I know. I eat a lot and I never gain weight. The highest I ever got was 158 I believe, and that was probabbly after a big meal (I am either 5 foot 9 or 10). This past week I have been overeating quite a bit, eating 4-5 times a day, enough so that it hurets each time (not really trying to gain, I jsut felt like eating), and I am the same as before. I am at the point where I cannot afford to eat any more, and I don't ahve the time to eat any more. About the only way I get size is through a body building sort of routine, heavy lifting, cutting down on cardio and of course combined with massive over eating, and then it is only muscle mass basically, and it comes slow. So if you are like me, I say don't worry about getting bigger because it is not going to happen. Worry about getting stronger, faster, more agile, more tecnical, more explosive, all that toher stuff. Take advantage of your body type and leanr how to use it. Be lighter, strong and faster than the heavier guys.

    This post isn't really directed at the thread starter but rather the guys who say you need to get huge if you are skinny. It might be nice, but it is not necesary for performance in sports or for lifting heavy things. I cannot comment on the Westside routine in question.
     
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    Yeah, having the extra size isn't as important to me than the strength, but it would be nice not to get bowled over by the massive guys. 220 lbs+. To me that's massive.
     
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    Genuine question, do you take a multivitamin/ extra vitamin C?
     
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    I do. Should I not?
     
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    Every serious athlete should, unless you're eating ridiculous amounts of fruits and vegetables.
     
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    I figured, but I just wanted to make sure. I've actually had a doctor say that's it's a waste to take vitamins. Apparently, he has a flawless diet. I, unfortunately, am not so lucky.
     
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    Yeah, I was meaning taking vitamins is a good idea.

    I'm tiny, and struggle putting on weight, the only time I ever put on any appreciable mass there was certain factors I was unsure what helped, my diet has always been okay, lift 3 times a week etc, I ended up asking myself what was different about the time when I put weight on, I realised that was when I was regularly taking vitamins. Now I'm back on them and putting on weight again, thankfully.

    A couple of points that helped me come to this decision;
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    Both taken from articles by Anthony Ricciuto. I agree with them, I just wish I'd taken vitamins more seriously like, 4 years ago. Well actually I wish I'd always taken them seriously, but particularly for when I first started training.
     

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