[QUOTE]Originally posted by gt:hi
i'm female, 18, very underweight. my arms are real skinny. i've read abt lifting heavy weights infrequently and eating more calories/ protein. i'm a bit reluctant to go to the gym, is there anything i can do to build my upper body at home? are push ups sufficient? if not, what exercises should i do at the gym and how long (before or after) workouts should i eat?
Go here www.bodybuildingforyou.com
They have some info and a good beginers guide. Pushups are awesome but not really for increasing size. Also if your a beginer to weightlifting go here www.stadion.com
it explains it all cuz you dont want to go into a gym on all the heavy weights if you are not experienced in lifting yet.
Hope they help, dont hurt yourself