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      02-06-2013, 06:18 AM   #45
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Well weight gain normally for slim people, may challenging because there may a powerful reason is family Heredity. So best way is eat fresh fruits and fresh vegetables, drink fresh fruit juice, increase the intake, of carbohydrate rich food like rice, wheat, corn and the like.
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Im 6'2 237lbs I been powerlifting since I was 16, screw shakes they are only really good after a workout like on your way home. You want high carbs and obviously protien ( tonssssss of chicken, beef, seafood and eggs ) but get it from real food not supps. Complex carbs before bedtime and clean carbs ( wheat ) one hour before training. Clean but bulky meals 4-5 times a day and you'll be up to 35lbs in no time. Lol
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25g of protein....lol wot m8? You need more like 1-1.5g per pound of body weight
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      07-25-2013, 09:38 AM   #48
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25g of protein....lol wot m8? You need more like 1-1.5g per pound of body weight
i second that. in heavy training cycles i shoot for 1.5g/lb and also have a pretty high calorie count. 4-5k.
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      07-26-2013, 07:54 AM   #49
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Easy... get married and have a couple kids. :-). Or,,, go to Wall Mart, it's working we'll for everyone else there!

Really though... be careful of the high weight/low rep's advice. It works well, I bulked up nicely with NO supplements. But, I've ruined my shoulders.

BEST ADVICE; Be who you are and confident in that. People will respect you more for the right reasons. The weight will come when you want it the least.
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Don't use any weight gainer or steroids products for your weight gain.
Improve your diet plan, eat healthy and balanced diet, add more protein foods in your routine diet to gain your muscular weight rather than fat.
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      03-07-2014, 11:29 AM   #51
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BEST ADVICE; Be who you are and confident in that. People will respect you more for the right reasons. The weight will come when you want it the least.
this is accurate. most people are limited to a certain range by genetics. cant alter that without drugs. i can get fat, not the goal, but not huge muscle wise.
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http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog...le-in-4-weeks/

This is a good approach. Gotta each like a monster, with tons of protein. Must drink a protein shake immediate after a workout and then a full meal soon thereafter. Shun high cardio workouts for a few months while bulking up (activities such as jogging, etc)
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You just have to eat a lot more than you are used to and your body will respond
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The big thing is that you will need to convert all of these calories in to muscle making energy which is great if you are getting ample protein, amino acids, etc.
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Well weight gain normally for slim people, may challenging because there may a powerful reason is family Heredity. So best way is eat fresh fruits and fresh vegetables, drink fresh fruit juice, increase the intake, of carbohydrate rich food like rice, wheat, corn and the like.
Pfft!
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I just started tracking my calorie intake using MyFitnessPal. I never realized how few cals I actually average. I'm 6'1" 155lbs. Goal is 170lbs. The app tells me I need 2660 cals/day to gain 1lb/week.
What are some meals/snacks I should get in the habit of bringing to work and having every day?
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I just started tracking my calorie intake using MyFitnessPal. I never realized how few cals I actually average. I'm 6'1" 155lbs. Goal is 170lbs. The app tells me I need 2660 cals/day to gain 1lb/week.
What are some meals/snacks I should get in the habit of bringing to work and having every day?
You need those high protein nutrition bars and drinks. They are packed with calories...some have as much as 400 to 500 calories ( example and link below: VPX Zero Impact Bar). Eat and drink 3 servings of those and you only need a Burger King Whopper and fries (1,000 calories see calorie content below..) and your done...Whoppers are not the healthiest food to eat- but it will gain you weight...

http://store.muscleandfitness.com/pr...Bar/36698.aspx
http://caloriecount.about.com/calori...-small-i300435
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So you want to gain weight but you care what kind of weight? You said you work out so I'd assume you want to put on muscle vs just packing on the LBs from fat and dirty eating.
Putting on weight is easy. Eat lots of crap.
But...don't do that.

Figure out what you're maintenance amount of calories is right now then add 500-1000 calories to that. Continue working out. Wait a couple of weeks and see how your body responds to that adjustment. Then either adjust from there or maintain that caloric amount. Keep in mind that this will take some time to put on the right kind of weight and to add muscle and size. You want to stay the course and not look for quick/easy fixes like those weight gainers that you're taking that most likely have tons of crap and fillers in it that will help you add some vagigglejaggle to your waist. Keep working out and keep eating clean especially since you'll be doing less cardio.

Its really that simple.
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      05-15-2014, 12:44 PM   #59
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So you want to gain weight but you care what kind of weight? You said you work out so I'd assume you want to put on muscle vs just packing on the LBs from fat and dirty eating.
Putting on weight is easy. Eat lots of crap.
But...don't do that.

Figure out what you're maintenance amount of calories is right now then add 500-1000 calories to that. Continue working out. Wait a couple of weeks and see how your body responds to that adjustment. Then either adjust from there or maintain that caloric amount. Keep in mind that this will take some time to put on the right kind of weight and to add muscle and size. You want to stay the course and not look for quick/easy fixes like those weight gainers that you're taking that most likely have tons of crap and fillers in it that will help you add some vagigglejaggle to your waist. Keep working out and keep eating clean especially since you'll be doing less cardio.

Its really that simple.
Obviously I'm looking for muscle weight from working out with the additional caloric intake, not just fat.
I don't take weight gain supplements - only protein shakes for muscle recovery. I generally eat healthy, so I'm not trying to eat fast food burgers to get my calories up.
My weight fluctuates +/- 3-5lbs weekly to begin with based on my eating habits/water weight. I bottomed around 153-154 (I lost like 7lbs on a hiking trip to Peru couple weeks ago) and just last night was back up to 157.
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eat lots of proteins: eggs, nuts and meat then lift heavy. Reduce any type of steady state type of cardio such as that hiking you did. Do sprints instead or stairs at high intensities so you work on fast twitch muscles. Just look at how ripped and muscular a sprinter is vs a marathon runner.
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how to gain weight:

consume more calories than you burn

goodamn that was complicated
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how to gain weight:

consume more calories than you burn

goodamn that was complicated
Being immoble while doing so also helps.
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eat lots of proteins: eggs, nuts and meat then lift heavy. Reduce any type of steady state type of cardio such as that hiking you did. Do sprints instead or stairs at high intensities so you work on fast twitch muscles. Just look at how ripped and muscular a sprinter is vs a marathon runner.
I'm not going to stop doing things I enjoy (hiking/trail running), but I am cutting back on pre-workout cardio. Maybe I'll do sprints instead of long distance warmup.
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how to gain fat:

consume more calories than you burn

goodamn that was complicated
FTFY.. that's not the full equation, Pythagoras.
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Check out Lean Gains and see if you think that'd work for you
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Well I didn't say stop, I said reduce. On those uphills, do sprints.

Goals and results are up to you and only you.

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I'm not going to stop doing things I enjoy (hiking/trail running), but I am cutting back on pre-workout cardio. Maybe I'll do sprints instead of long distance warmup.
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Don't listen to these people. it looks like you can absorb only certain amount of nutrition no matter how much you eat. for example, if you eat something, you can only absorb 50% of nutrition. So if you are eating 3 times a day, divide the same amount of food you eat into 6 times a day. This way I gained 50 lbs from 110lb to 160lb(6ft)
EAT ALOT is not going to work. Eat regularly.
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