Bodybuilding for Skinny Guys
It's not that you have bad genes, it's just that your muscles did not have any reason to grow until nowBrowse Topics
How does it feel going from underweight or overweight to physically fit and muscular?
What has been your personal experience and how did people treat you when you started gaining more muscles
It feels great!
I used to be very skinny, hated it. Don't think I'm some kind of buffed bodybuilder now, I ain't. But I've packed some good muscles and now I look "normal". I don't particularly like the physiques of bodybuilders, I prefer those of gymnasts or calisthenics practicing guys.
Before, my clothes would be very loose on me, now they fit nicely. I have more confidence in myself. From the outside, people may not notice the changes I've experienced because I'm naturally thin but I can tell you with each little progress I make, it makes me just that little bit more happy about my body and life in general.
It was never about how others perceive me anyway, it has always been about how I feel about myself. I don't really pay attention to what others say or think about me, however I've asked my close friends and they've said I don't look like a starving Ethiopian guy anymore. I think that's a compliment.
No female friends to ask unfortunately, not that I'd be stripping down for them anyway.
Still a long way to go from my goals but hey, positive changes so far...
Any story from your side?
People hated me alot . I was told that no men would want to marry me. I had to wear long clothes all the time. It got to bad that I started being angry whenever someone would comment on my body. I was uncomfortable when people tried to touch my biceps. Got lot's of girls who flirted with me and ask me out. But I like being strong and healthy even if I couldn't get fitting clothes and had to shop in the men's area or get tailor made. I've lost a lot of money by tearing my clothes haha. I don't like being sick. I want to get my health back. I want to be strong again. I want to run and do anything I used to. These days it's a pain for me to get up or do simple things.
There are too many funny things in your comment; you ripping off your clothes because you're too muscular, girls asking you out even though you're a girl, you having to get tailor made clothes. I don't know which to believe but they made me chuckle.
On a more serious note, so you're injured and can't work out, right? How long have you been training for? Did you use to go to a gym?
13 years. gym since 2012. yes I'm injured