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help gainin muscle!!!!

Postby pitbull-kane » Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:30 am

:) hello forum.. how do i help kane gain muscle????
do i feed him high protein food? help!!!!!!! :thumbsup:

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Postby Gatorpit » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:30 am

Pits gain muscle naturally. Many pits do not start to fill out until at least a year of age, and some don't stop until 3 or 4 years. Too much protein can be bad for a dog.

Don't overfeed, fat is not muscle, and weight can just as easily be fat as well as muscle.

Jog with him. This will help tone what muscle he does have, and will help undeveloped muscle develop.

A pit bull should not look like Triple H or The Rock. He should look like a light weight boxer, ar maybe a track runner. The muscles should be tight, and well defined, easily seen, but not bulging, get my drift?

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Postby Gatorpit » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:45 am

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This is a great example of a well developed pitty.

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Postby makedonce78 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:48 am

what is the good age for putting a backpack with some pup cans for weight?

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Postby pitbull-kane » Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:35 pm

:thumbsup: thnx. he is jus over a year now. thts it i dont want to get him too big jus want him to be nice n toned :) like the pic

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Postby Gatorpit » Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:53 pm

makedonce78 wrote:what is the good age for putting a backpack with some pup cans for weight?


To what end? If it's to make him more muscley, did carrying a back pack full of school books around everyday for years make you a big muscley guy?

The key is peoper diet and execise, not hauling around heavy objects.

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Postby makedonce78 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:30 pm

Gatorpit wrote:
makedonce78 wrote:what is the good age for putting a backpack with some pup cans for weight?


To what end? If it's to make him more muscley, did carrying a back pack full of school books around everyday for years make you a big muscley guy?

The key is peoper diet and execise, not hauling around heavy objects.


I never thought of it that way :( Would a treadmill help?

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Postby maximusflys » Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:37 pm

Backpacking is an excellent tool for conditioning if done properly. If the dog is in good shape and not carrying extra weight of its own than it makes for great exercise. Some people have no clue about proper conditioning methods and speak of it as if they do. A one year old may be too young and I would wait until the dog is at least two with carrying no more than 10 - 12% percent of its own body weight.

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Postby concreterose » Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:08 pm

Gatorpit wrote: Too much protein can be bad for a dog.




This is NOT true!
Protein in the Diet
Protien,Kidneys, and Senior Dogs
High Protein Diets
Dogs With Kidney Problems
Nutritional Letters

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Postby merriterrier » Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:46 pm

A tread mill is great especially if you don't have the time/stamina/healthy joints to run your dog.

Also swimming is wonderful. If you have access to it, it is a low impact workout and my boy has been adding muscle nicely from swimming.

I also have had some success with backpacking, not too much weight, but a bit.

Another option is the spring pole which will wear them out quickly.

I opt for a variety of exercise, I think it works many different muscle groups and staves off boredom (my own, maybe the dogs). I have used a combo of the above with every pit bull I have had and they all have ended up in nice shape. I am no professional in any aspect, this is just what I have done in order to exercise my dogs, and I have enjoyed the end result.

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Postby pitbull-kane » Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:58 pm

:) thank u. thanks for ur comments. :peace:

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Postby Hoss » Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:03 pm

We backpack our dogs. 1 year old, you can have them wear the back pack, empty. 18 months, light weight, no more than 10% of the dogs weight. 2 years, you can load them up, but do not exceed 20-25% of their body weight, unless its for a very short period of time.
Pulling a sled, is also a great conditioning tool.

Here is a dog of mine in pretty good shape.

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Postby ryan » Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:24 pm

hoss, that is a great looking dog!

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Postby makedonce78 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:57 pm

wow, that dog looks so great

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Postby fr4nnie » Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:11 pm

I have a question. It is not that I want to conditioned my dog but I would like to ask you guys, should I feed my dog before exercise or after?
I always feed after, and wait a least 3 hours to feed, She throws up if I don't wait for her body to cool off. She also throws up if I feed her before.
I know we humans need to eat to have anergy to work out, but are dogs the same?

I am sorry to be asking this question here.


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