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b1982
08-16-2007, 12:36 PM
I'm 5'8, about 148-150lbs

I lift about 3-4 times a week, solo...i try to do 4 sets of 8, which hopefully gives an idea of how heavy i lift

trying to gain about 3-5 lbs of muscle

how many calories should be takin in per day?

and what should be my carb/protein distribution?

RhodeHouse
08-16-2007, 12:54 PM
If all you want to gain is 3-5 pounds, jusy keep doing what you're doing. Don't overthink it. When you want to gain 20, then you need to really start changing things up.

Couple hints:

1. 150-200 grams of protein a day or 1050-1400 per week.
2. Don't ever let yourself get hungry
3. Drink a lot of fluids

b1982
08-16-2007, 12:59 PM
If all you want to gain is 3-5 pounds, jusy keep doing what you're doing. Don't overthink it. When you want to gain 20, then you need to really start changing things up.

Couple hints:

1. 150-200 grams of protein a day or 1050-1400 per week.
2. Don't ever let yourself get hungry
3. Drink a lot of fluids


thanks for the input....

i know 3-5 lbs sounds like nothing, but since high school (i'm 24 now), ive fluctuated between 148 and 156...and the visible difference was very noticeable...

i don't wanna get bulky, but im in law school, which totally messes up my eating schedule...so i have basically 3 basic meals per day, which doesnt seem like enough...im guessing i rarely top 2000 calories in a day...just wondering if i should be hitting a certain mark on a daily basis

Questor
08-16-2007, 12:59 PM
I'm 5'8, about 148-150lbs

I lift about 3-4 times a week, solo...i try to do 4 sets of 8, which hopefully gives an idea of how heavy i lift

trying to gain about 3-5 lbs of muscle

how many calories should be takin in per day?

and what should be my carb/protein distribution?

How many calories you need to eat is unknown. You'll need to track and figure it out for yourself. www.fitday.com

Try to eat:
1-2g of Protein per lb of LBM
.5-.8g of Healthy fat per lb of LBM
(source: http://wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=100859)

The rest can be complex carbs like veggies, oatmeal, and cupcakes. mmmm... hostess cupcakes. :drooling: