Weightlifting & Exercise/Muslce/Weight Gain

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I am a male in my mid twenties. My entire life I have been extremely thin. I am trying to gain muscle/gain weight as much as I can in the next two months and be proportional. Can you recommend a program for me assuming that I am available to exercise every day for the next two months. I will plan to continue after these two months as well.
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Hello John

Are you going to a gym? Then focus on the weights. Lift every other day. You build muscle mass during the resting, not during the lifting. So rest is very important.

Listen to your body. If you are in pain afterwards, you are lifting too heavy. Rest, recover,
the go back to the gym.

Are you lifting at home? Anything with weight can be used. Even pails of water. Make sure that when you lift, you keep your elbows, knees, and back, slightly bent. This will force your muscles to hold the weight, not your bones.

Both gym or home; slowly increase what you are lifting. When lifting you should have slight difficulties. If you are straining and in pain; too heavy!

Forget the mirror, forget the scale. Change will come. You will not see it in a mirror. Use photos. And the scale? Weightlifting makes you heavier. Muscles weigh a lot.

Good luck with your endeavor.  

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Ask this! - Why do all the self-help books, the exercise books, the weightlifting books, and the weight-lifting magazines - are written by (mostly) guys who are in fantastic (photo enhanced) physical shape who are in their 20's and 30's in age, telling all of us how "we" can look like them, if ONLY we forget we have jobs, families, many physical limitations, daily life responsibilities, and especially NO TIME to go to the gym every day, only by the time they reach age 40-50, or older, we never see, or hear from them - ever again?

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OK, now I am 62-YEARS-OLD. Retired at age 60! I have been lifting weights for 28 years. I have learned 'first-hand' which exercises work, which do not. Exercises that you do NOT need to attend a gym to achieve, exercises that you will use very minimal equipment, and exercises for people with limitations such as sickness, age, and/or injuries. I can especially tell you which exercise machine you see in magazines or on tv; REALLY work. I have tried most everything myself.

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