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Will this workout help buil muscle?

Discussion in 'Optimal Fitness' started by petricabilo, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. petricabilo

    petricabilo New Member

    Sports i do are tennis once a week and golf once a week. I don't have gym membership so have been working out at home a bit. I'm a skinny 15 year old guy and have been doing this will it help? What I do (every night):

    3 reps of push ups going: 50, 30, 20

    2 reps of crunches: 20 each

    Then 2kg weights (all I could find at home): two reps of lifing them 200 times just normally

    Then 2 reps of 50 times lifing them up by my side

    Then To finish 50 situs to relax

    Will this workout do anything for me?
  2. LightForTheNight

    LightForTheNight New Member

    Those seem like they are really high reps. If you want to gain mass I would recommend less reps and 4-6 sets where you max out. Also, follow Jack's recommendations on eating paleo friendly, fish, eggs, red meat and possibly dairies (if you can get a heavy cream or half and half without anything else added). I used to be skinny also, and these things helped me.
  3. Stephen

    Stephen New Member

    For a skinny 15 year old what you've listed might do something for about a month. As in you'll get better at pushups and crunches. However long term no, it won't do anything for you. Squats, deadlifts, and clean and press 2 or 3 times per week, adding weight to the bar regularly on the other hand will. Read Dan John, Pavel (Beyond Bodybuilding for example), Brooks Kubik, and so forth if you want to build muscle and strength intelligently with minimal equipment.


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