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gaining weight/muscle

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I've been thinking about working out and stuff...because I'm rediculously skinny.

Anyway, I'm 6'4", 165 lbs. I'm looking to bulk up a bit. I'm looking for advice on how to go about this. I need to get on a good diet (I'm a vegeterian, so it's hard to get protien). And I need help getting a workout plan.

How long will it take to start showing some muscle and looking a little better? I'm not good at long term commitments, so I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do this, but any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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If you eat eggs and dairy then protein is no problem but if you don't then I guess you could take a soy protein supplement or other vegetable based protein supplement. I don't think it really takes all that much extra protein to build muscle at least that's been my experience. I've gained muscle without taking large amounts of protein. While making the best gains in muscle I was taking just two scoops of designer whey a day plus 1/2 cup of milk and some carb supplement and a cup of rice milk and my regular diet which doesn't include large amounts of protein.

I think ectomorphs like me should only train each muscle once a week at the most. Start off with really light weights or else you will get extremely sore muscles in the beginning. A couple sets of each exercise is all. I make the best gains in muscle doing about 10 sets each exercise but that's not for a beginner and I only do for a couple months out of the year otherwise I only do 1-3 sets usually I don't go over 10 reps each set.
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