How to get from scrawny to...normal?
December 26, 2010 2:53 PM Subscribe
Male, 24, ridiculously skinny/flabby. I have a set of dumbbells and a workout bench. Can I build some muscle with this alone? What exercises/regimen should I follow?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (25 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
5'8, 135, not an athletic person and I know nothing about weight lifting...as far as my body frame goes, I look like a scrawny little boy and would rather look like, well, a man. I'm not after big muscles, maybe just a little bit more girth on my arms and a broader chest - enough to actually fill my tee shirts out a little bit instead of feeling like they're hanging off of me.
So I have a bench and some dumbbells (25 max for each). What types of workouts could get me a little bit more in-shape-looking? I'm completely clueless and am having some trouble filtering through all of the potential garbage and forums on the internet. For instance, I already know that I would need to do arm-curls, but how many times a week, how many reps do I shoot for, etc? How do I build my chest? Is it possibly to build it a little bit with only dumbbells? I also probably need to change my diet, but not quite sure how much protein/carbs/calories/whatevers I should be eating daily.
Personal advice or recommended websites are greatly appreciated.