Workout for the Skinny?
I'm currently in High School, and it's my Freshman Year.
I'm very close on being bullied, and the only reason why I am not, is because I made a few friends that are buff and are able to help me:)
I'm probably one of the shortest guys in our Freshman grade.
Sadly, I'm only about 5'1" or 5'2", and I'm underweight. (Only 85 pounds!)
I've been called small and sticklike, but I'm a VERY late BLOOMER because of my dad.
NOW, I would like to gain some muscle, to seem a bit bigger...
So are there any home workouts for me to do?
I have dumbells, but is it possible for a skinny kid to be able to gain muscle?
Cause i've heard that MUSCLE is gained by first burning off FAT; but I don't have much fat on my body! :(
(I'm not anorexic either, It's just I have bad eating habits)
- nyLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
The Prison Workout: A Total Body Exercise Routine
Some prison inmates
have nothing but a sink, a toilet, their bed, and a few square feet of
space at their disposal. They need an exercise routine that can be
done in a confined space without equipment. The "Prison Workout,"
which was nicknamed by some people who saw prisoners without access to
weights doing it, is designed to develop strength, endurance, speed,
agility, and balance. It also produces gains in muscle, losses in body
fat, and plenty of stamina. It is a total body and cardio workout. The
Prison Workout consists of one classic exercise, the "burpee." This
exercise works your chest, arms, front deltoids, thighs and abs. The
burpee is a six-count exercise:
1) Stand with your feet shoulder width
apart and your hands raised over your head. Then squat down and place
your palms on the floor by your feet.
2) Kick both of your legs back so that you're in push-up position.
3) Bend your elbows and lower your
body until your chest touches the floor.
4) Push yourself back up.
5) At the end of the push-up, quickly pull both knees into your chest
while keeping your hands on the floor. You're jumping back into the
squat position of step one.
6) Stand straight up by straightening your
legs and throwing your hands in the air over your your head. You're
now in the position that you started in. You can make the burpee more
advanced and increase the explosive power in your legs by jumping into
the air as you stand up. The Prison Workout is done in descending
sets. For example, begin by doing 20 burpees without stopping. Rest 30
seconds, and then do 19 burpees without stopping. Rest 30 seconds and
do 18 burpees. Continue doing descending sets until you get down to a
final set of 1 burpee. That makes a total of 210 burpees. For most
people, 20 sets will be too much to start with. In that case, pick a
lower number of sets like 15 or 10 or even fewer for your first
workout. Then add a set every 1-2 weeks until you reach your goal. In
prison, doing 20 descending sets without stopping is the minimum to be
considered a "man." If you can do 25 sets, you're considered to be
pretty tough, and, if you can do 30 sets, you're considered a "stud."
If you're doing other exercises in addition to this workout, do your
burpee workout 3 times per week on cardio days. If some of you who've
read this far are thinking to yourselves, "This Prison Workout is too
easy. I'm looking for a man's workout," try one of these advanced
variations of the basic burpee.
1) If you have access to pull-up bars,
at step 6, jump up and do a pull-up. That will add 210 or more
pull-ups to the workout.
2) Place dumbbells on the floor.
Use the dumbbells as push-up bars for steps 1-5. At step 6, clean the
dumbbells to your shoulders, press them overhead, and then set them
back down for the next repetition. In other words, add an overhead
press to each burpee. Be sure to use the solid, hexagonal dumbbells
rather than the adjustable kind. By itself, the Prison
Workout will strip fat from your body, add muscle, and build stamina.
Alternate it with a weight training routine, and you may be mistaken
for a Greek god, or, at least, for an ex-convict. If you can follow
simple instructions, then you can build a HEALTHY, HIGH-PERFORMANCE,
ATTRACTIVE body in the comfort of your own home using ONLY bodyweight
- 8 years ago
Yes just because you're skinny doesn't mean you cannot gain some serious muscles. From what I see a lot of kids change during their high school years. I'm a junior and I've had a friend that I've know since the 7th grade who was that short and he got involved in sports like football and he has a 6 pack and has pretty noticeable muscles. Don't be afraid of getting bullied either. Just stay out of trouble and keep things cool.
- 8 years ago
you just described my life buddy. i was 5'2 freshman year as well, maybe 90 lbs. i went through puberty in soph year and grew to 5'8. I'm 5'11 now 2 years later. when you do go through puberty don't waste it by not working out. hit the gym 5 times a week. eat more than you burn. its hard i know, not much of an appetite i know how it is. go online and get your mom to buy you a mass gainer. drink that all the time, always be sipping on it. lift as much as you can. 3 sets - 8 reps. remember, you can make a difference, don't do what i did and waited until senior year to workout. trust me you can have an awesome body by senior year, perfect and better than any of them if you try. the thing about the big kids is you don't have fat, which is harder to lose than gaining muscle. btw fat has nothing to do with muscleSource(s): i was you lol
- 4 years ago
You simply referred to as me fat. D: i am 5'2 and one hundred forty five. Lol. But that sounds very responsible. At the least you're eating even as you are figuring out. Don't let it develop into an obsession. It appears like most of the weight is solely for your thighs, which is my situation too. So your choice of treadmill could not be higher. I am sure you can shed weight, it just takes a at the same time. And do not get freaked out. You could now not lose as so much as you suppose you were going to. Muscle weighs more than fats, and you're going to be building muscle. Don't go through your weight, go through the way you appear.