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Frost 03-29-2007 04:25 PM

weight gaining
 
ok so i read the workout advice and alot of you have some pretty good info about all this, i tried reading online but most pages they give you some hints followed by "buy my book".... anyways im 5'9 152 lbs and i want to get to about 170 -175 but i cant seem to add the weight,, i have a fast metabolism and i eat just about anything but nothing works... you guys have any idea into what works and what doesn't ? food exercise etc,,, anything would help:cool:

RobH4413 03-29-2007 04:32 PM

Re: weight gaining
 
I'm telling you I tried everything. When I was playing sports I was 6'1 185lbs and could not get up to 190. No matter how many days I was in the weight room, how much protein shake I drank, I never added any weight.

I'm 207lbs now and it's all thanks to doing nothing. Just sit around, eat potato chips. Oh oh, watch a lot of south park, the office, and hang out on the warpath for a while. It'll do the trick.

It's probably a lot healthier to not get all bulked up. My roommate in college was all about taking whatever he could get his hands on, steroids, kreatine (or however u spell it) and protein. The guy got huge, but ended up getting stretch marks all over his body from it. It was nasty.

The real girls like the out of shape guys anyways, so I don't know whats the point.

Sheriff Gonna Getcha 03-29-2007 04:33 PM

Re: weight gaining
 
I was about 5'10" and 165 lbs. at 23. I did a lot of lifting, was doing 700 push-ups a day, and ate like a madman. I couldn't do anything to get to my target weight of 185.

Now, at 27 (28 in May), I'm about 190. I think it's a matter of metabolism slowing down. Now, instead of trying to gain weight, I'm trying to lose 5 pounds and I have to watch what I eat (no more fast food 2 days in a row). In about a year, I expect you'll be in the same boat.

Mattyk 03-29-2007 07:26 PM

Re: weight gaining
 
One word... Beer

AlvinWalton'sNeckBrace 03-29-2007 08:14 PM

Re: weight gaining
 
what helped me was breaking my eating down into 6 meals a day...lots of protein, complex carbs, and enough fats...if you have a fast metabolism, like me, try cutting out cardio all together...atleast until you get the muscle mass you desire...and there's nothing wrong with creatine, just make sure you cycle off...I was wary of supplements at first, but they work

SmootSmack 03-29-2007 08:56 PM

Re: weight gaining
 
[QUOTE=Sheriff Gonna Getcha;292840]I was about 5'10" and 165 lbs. at 23. I did a lot of lifting, was doing 700 push-ups a day, and ate like a madman. I couldn't do anything to get to my target weight of 185.

Now, at 27 (28 in May), I'm about 190. I think it's a matter of metabolism slowing down. Now, instead of trying to gain weight, I'm trying to lose 5 pounds and I have to watch what I eat (no more fast food 2 days in a row). In about a year, I expect you'll be in the same boat.[/QUOTE]

700! Damn, I've maybe done that many in my life

Sheriff Gonna Getcha 03-29-2007 09:02 PM

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[QUOTE=SmootSmack;292923]700! Damn, I've maybe done that many in my life[/QUOTE]

It started with ROTC (insert joke about ROTC dorks). We had a competition each year (for anyone who was in ROTC, it was the "Ranger Challenge") that included a bunch of physical stuff. We had our own gym and we'd just hang around and work out to prep for the competition. So, I got in really good shape.

After college, I worked at an incredibly boring job where I had my own office and no one ever came by. So, I decided to start doing push-ups to stay awake and keep in shape. I ended up doing push-ups in 20s, then 30s, then 40s, and eventually in 50s. The most I ever did in a day was 1,100 so I had stick legs and smallish biceps, but my triceps and chest were massive.

Just so you don't think I'm bragging, let's just say that I am nowhere near that "level" anymore. I probably can do about 100 pushups (and not in a row), and after that, my arm would fall off. I've developed a mini-gut since I started law school and I'd be lucky if I could run a 40 in less than 8.9 seconds...on speed.

ArtMonkDrillz 03-29-2007 09:21 PM

Re: weight gaining
 
I hate you people.

AlvinWalton'sNeckBrace 03-29-2007 09:39 PM

Re: weight gaining
 
I mentioned this in the other thread..but anyone ever tried NO Explode...I was using Amped for awhile and I wondered what anyone though. I took too much the first time I took it and felt like I could have killed a bear with my bare hands

Frost 03-30-2007 10:35 AM

Re: weight gaining
 
[quote=AlvinWalton'sNeckBrace;292904]what helped me was breaking my eating down into 6 meals a day...lots of protein, complex carbs, and enough fats...if you have a fast metabolism, like me, try cutting out cardio all together...atleast until you get the muscle mass you desire...and there's nothing wrong with creatine, just make sure you cycle off...I was wary of supplements at first, but they work[/quote]

yea thats what i heard that i should break down my meals to 6 a day or something like a meal every 3 hours,, but another thing is what exactly do u eat to get all the carbs and protein that u need? like what are the best foods for that..

724Skinsfan 03-30-2007 10:54 AM

Re: weight gaining
 
Focusing on the large muscle groups will help increase your muscle mass. The larger the muscle, the more weight you will gain. I went from 120lbs to 170 lbs in 4 years without paying any attention to diet or taking a single supplement or drinking some protein shake. Just simple weight training with the purpose of developing the muscles, special emphasis on the shoulders, upper chest, triceps and lats. 8 years later with minimal weight lifting, I still weigh 170 lbs at age 32.

Frost 03-30-2007 11:11 AM

Re: weight gaining
 
[quote=Sheriff Gonna Getcha;292840]I was about 5'10" and 165 lbs. at 23. I did a lot of lifting, was doing 700 push-ups a day, and ate like a madman. I couldn't do anything to get to my target weight of 185.

Now, at 27 (28 in May), I'm about 190. I think it's a matter of metabolism slowing down. Now, instead of trying to gain weight, I'm trying to lose 5 pounds and I have to watch what I eat (no more fast food 2 days in a row). In about a year, I expect you'll be in the same boat.[/quote]

damn 700? i can barely do 20 hahahaha,, i used to lift at the gym but they didnt have free weights only the machines from which i've heard they are not that great but yea i did that for about 3 -4 months 2 hours a day 4 days a week and not much improvment

Monkeydad 03-30-2007 04:55 PM

Re: weight gaining
 
[quote=Sheriff Gonna Getcha;292840]I was about 5'10" and 165 lbs. at 23. I did a lot of lifting, was doing 700 push-ups a day, and ate like a madman. I couldn't do anything to get to my target weight of 185.

Now, at 27 (28 in May), I'm about 190. I think it's a matter of metabolism slowing down. Now, instead of trying to gain weight, I'm trying to lose 5 pounds and I have to watch what I eat (no more fast food 2 days in a row). In about a year, I expect you'll be in the same boat.[/quote]

I'm 5'6" and GET READY...115 pounds. I eat like Rosie O'Donnell, list weights and work a lot. I have great muscle tone but can't gain weight because my metabolism is INSANELY fast. I have to eat like every 2 hours because I'm hungry again. I wish my metabolism would slow down. I'll be 28 in May!

I eat a lot but I eat healthy too, I haven't had fast food burgers since college (20-21) and gave up sodas pretty much. I've tried weight gainers, protein shakes with milk, cookies made with molasses, brown sugar and creatine instead of flour (probably a few hundred calories each, ha). Nothing.

My dad was skinny too, but when he went in the Army at like age 20-21, he bulked up and went from 125 to about 165.

Anyone have ANY suggestions? I'm in good shape and don't want to be a couch potato, but would love to gain 20 pounds, or even 10.

Monkeydad 03-30-2007 04:57 PM

Re: weight gaining
 
[quote=AlvinWalton'sNeckBrace;292938]I mentioned this in the other thread..but anyone ever tried NO Explode...I was using Amped for awhile and I wondered what anyone though. I took too much the first time I took it and felt like I could have killed a bear with my bare hands[/quote]

Sounds like a good time. :)

arrington_QBkiller 03-30-2007 05:28 PM

Re: weight gaining
 
eat a biscuit


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