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donraja
03-31-2003, 10:36 PM
I am male, 5' 7" and im trying to gain weight. I meant too many for good health and effectiveness. My BF% is at 14%. I eat about 5-6 times a day getting about 300 carbs and about 130grams of protein and i avoid many fatty foods. I weight train 3 times a week with 3 days cardio for 30mins. These are the supplements im taking: Whey protein, Creatine, L-glutamine, Fat Burner(EAS ThermoDynamx), a Multivitamin, ZMA (by BodyTech), B Complex, and Vitamin C.

donraja
03-31-2003, 10:37 PM
sorry for posting two threads.... kinda new with the forum...

Isaac Wilkins
03-31-2003, 10:40 PM
Given the info you've provided, check my answer in your previous thread. It's the same.

Are you new to lifting? Have you been making progress?

donraja
03-31-2003, 10:43 PM
I've been lifting for about 9 months. I used to weigh 109 before i started and in the beginning i quickly gained weight without any supplements except the whey protein. However, now im stuck at the 130 mark for several months.

Isaac Wilkins
03-31-2003, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by donraja
I've been lifting for about 9 months. I used to weigh 109 before i started and in the beginning i quickly gained weight without any supplements except the whey protein. However, now im stuck at the 130 mark for several months.

Have you tried eating more?

donraja
03-31-2003, 10:47 PM
yess... but i only seem to get fatter !

Isaac Wilkins
03-31-2003, 10:49 PM
Originally posted by donraja
yess... but i only seem to get fatter !

Well, you're probably going to gain a little fat when gaining muscle. That's how it works.

How is the lifting going? Are you continuing to get stronger?

donraja
03-31-2003, 10:51 PM
Not really. In the beginning, i used to be able to lift heavier after a week or so. But now i find im using the same weights for weeks and i find it hard to increment.

Isaac Wilkins
03-31-2003, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by donraja
Not really. In the beginning, i used to be able to lift heavier after a week or so. But now i find im using the same weights for weeks and i find it hard to increment.

Here in lies a problem.

Without progressive overload, you'll find it harder to continue to grow.

Try adding very small amounts of weight. The 2.5 pound plates are your best friends.

Sleep is good?

What does your routine look like? People here will be able to help you out. There's lots of info on getting bigger here, just poke around a little in the Training, Diet, and Journal forums.

MrWebb78
03-31-2003, 11:05 PM
gaining weight is all in the diet! not the training! well, to an extent, you need to eat way more, dont worry about the fat, that can come off in afew months.

bradley
04-01-2003, 02:59 AM
I agree with Borris. Try and increase your sets or reps each week, even if it is just a small increase. Also if you are trying to gain weight then increase cals by a small amount. Continue increasing the cals in small increments each week until you start gaining weight. Approx .5-1lb. per week.

Might want to think about tracking your calories for a couple of days to see what you daily calorie intake looks like (www.fitday.com). I have also found that keeping a training journal of some sort serves as a good motivational tool.


I eat about 5-6 times a day getting about 300 carbs and about 130grams of protein and i avoid many fatty foods

Make sure not to skip out on the healthy fats in your diet. What does an example of your daily diet look like?

donraja
04-01-2003, 06:05 AM
Thank you guys. You've been a great help!

Berserker
04-01-2003, 09:38 AM
Don't worry about supplements so much. How are you testing your bodyfat? 130 lbs at 5'7 and 14% doesn't seem right. Are you worrying about fat to much? I am 5'6 and 160 was failry lean at 150, around 145 I would have been cut nice. I can't imagine to much fat at 130, unless your trying to maintain an extremely low body fat.

aidano
04-01-2003, 10:31 AM
Do you deadlift?

raniali
04-01-2003, 10:52 AM
if you are trying to gain -- why are u using a fat-burner and ZMA?

eatdirt40
09-01-2003, 09:34 AM
Whats zma useful for?

theomen
09-01-2003, 03:29 PM
yeah, that BF% seems high. I'm 5'7 and 175 with under 10% bf, and I can't see someone the same height and 40 pounds lighter having 14% bf