View Full Version : 135 lbs. to 150 lbs. w/o too much fat in 5 months -- can it be done?

03-04-2002, 03:05 PM
I'm currently 5'-8", 135 lbs, 17 years old. In 5 months, working out 3-4 days a week and eating right, do you think it's possible to get to 150 lbs.?

If not, what is a realistic goal?

p.s. I'm not planning on using creatine

03-04-2002, 03:10 PM
I sure do...It all depends on if you use supplements are not and what you calorie intake is everyday and every week. Another thing is your BF% for the fat that you already have.

I have gained 16lbs since Jan. 5th,2002 and it is now March 4th. I plan on gaining another 5-10 lbs. before the end of this month. Now that is a task at hand.

Simply... it can be done.

03-04-2002, 03:10 PM
Maybe, but expect to gain some fat and be prepared to eat a lot

I gained 10 pounds in 4 months, and very little fat, and I have a really hard time gaining weight, so 20 pounds in 5 months seems reasonable if you can eat eat eat

03-04-2002, 03:11 PM
That's realistic. Depends on your definition of "too much fat", though....expect to gain muscle to fat in about a 3:1 ratio if doing everything right, if your just gonna bulk like a pig then 2:1 is about what you'll get.

Use creatine, it'll only help.

03-04-2002, 03:12 PM
Well isn't that a coincidence.

03-04-2002, 03:21 PM
I agree I would use creatine, actually I do.

Question: Why don't you want to use creatine?

tony touch
03-04-2002, 03:40 PM
hell yea! last year, i put on 20 lbs in 2 months by eating as much protein, carbs, and good ole nutrional fat and then going to the gym and absolutely tearin it up. i concentrated on heavy compound movements for now more than 8 reps sometimes no more than 5. i worked each bodypart once a week. shakes like myoplex help if ya have them as snacks along with regular meals. i also drank as much milk and water as i could hold. it damn worked well and ive been building ever since then but ive slowed down because im short and im cutting up now cause i dont wanna look too ridiculous:D

Podium Kreatin
03-04-2002, 04:25 PM
well, it's pretty possible to gain 15lbs in 5 months and stay th same bodyfat, cuz i went from 125-145 (<10%bf) in less than one year, and two of those months i didn't lift

tony touch
03-04-2002, 06:09 PM
when bulking dont be afraid of fat. winter is a great time for bulking.

get real big and then do ur cutting ****

03-04-2002, 06:43 PM
My reason for not wanting to use creatine is that I heard it causes acne, and I already have moderate acne, so I don't want to make it any worse.

any more stories/info would be appreciated, thanks everyone

03-04-2002, 08:41 PM
So will creatine make acne worse?

03-04-2002, 08:53 PM
There is no correlation between creatine and acne. And your goals are totally possible. I've gained 70 pounds in 19 months. Not to mention my bodyfat stayed the same.

03-05-2002, 04:12 PM
You are, of course, going to tell us how you gained 70 pounds on 19 months, right?

03-05-2002, 05:11 PM
umm...i was tiny and undernourished, then i began to eat adequately while training very hard. And poof, 70 pounds.

tony touch
03-05-2002, 07:37 PM
makes sense.

hey man if u think creatine causes acne, u need to start doing some havy research. creatine is a safe amino acid that does not cause health problems. start doing research if u want to get biggertuttut

03-05-2002, 07:59 PM
tony touch, I've done a lot of research but I've never "put it to use"

I've heard it both ways as well, so that's why I asked.

03-05-2002, 08:16 PM
Creatine and acne have no relation. Well they might in some odd meaningless sort of way, but no creatine does not cause acne.

Sayiajin Prince
03-05-2002, 09:51 PM
im gonna go from 135 to 160 by november
so i say u gotta good chance,
and as peops know me on the board im gonna stay as lean as possible

Maki Riddington
03-05-2002, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by Podium Kreatin
well, it's pretty possible to gain 15lbs in 5 months and stay th same bodyfat, cuz i went from 125-145 (<10%bf) in less than one year, and two of those months i didn't lift

*** It's possible but very difficult to achieve.