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A Skinny Teenage Bulker a Journey to the Perfect Bmi

A 16-year-old male Reddit user shares his weight journey, limited diet and exercise routine while looking for advice on his bulking progress.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A photo of a 5'8" man showing a weight bulk from 125 pounds to 132 pounds. A respectable gain of 7 pounds.
A photo of a 5'8" man showing a weight bulk from 125 pounds to 132 pounds. A respectable gain of 7 pounds.
[BoC] 16 year old male, been bulking for about a month but not sure where to go (5'8", 125 to 132)
Originally posted on /r/BulkOrCut

Introduction: The Journey So Far

BananaNutPancake311, a 16-year-old Reddit user, shared his current fitness journey, expressing uncertainty about his bulking progress. We explore his journey, uncovering his exercise routine, and its limitations. His diet, BMI, and Anterior Pelvic Tilt is also considered.

Daily Diet And Anterior Pelvic Tilt

BananaNutPancake311's daily diet falls under TDEE + 500, with an emphasis on protein, nuts, and whole grains. He acknowledges sitting for extended periods has led to an Anterior Pelvic Tilt, and visiting a guide on Anterior Pelvic Tilt Correction. Consistency and significant caloric surplus during bulking will further influence his BMI.

Exercise Routine And Recommendations

BananaNutPancake311's routine has shown significant progression in his lifts, despite some drawbacks from his limited equipment. His exercise routine consists mainly of squats, bench presses, barbell curls, and calf raises. 5x10 seems to be the norm, but recommendations include adding some dumbbell work for more muscle definition and considering deadlifts without the need for additional equipment.

Goals and Progress

BananaNutPancake311 is unsure where his bulking journey is going as he is already pushing his BMI to the low normal range. Recommendations include cleaning up gains to a BMI range of at least 23 before cutting. He has shown great dedication and progress, which could be further refined with excellent diet consistency and a more diverse exercise routine. This transition will help attain body definition while keeping to a healthy BMI.

Conclusion: Making Progress Through Dedication And Consistency

The Journey of BananaNutPancake311 has been remarkable. The dedication to his fitness journey despite having limited equipment and time is admirable. While dedication and consistency make progress, including nutrient-dense diets and diverse exercise routines will optimize results. Individuals must tailor fitness routines to suit their specific requirements and aspirations for long-term fitness gains.

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