Here is a link to how to model the human body, this is for females thou, if you remove the breasts and shape the body in a V instead of an A, you should be alright.
At the moment your modelling in a incorrect pose.
Elbow has to be to the rear, hand palms down or forward.
Also on 3d total there is a good jean D`arc tutorial.
Here is the link to a free one.