View Full Version : how can i gain 10lbs w/in 8weeks? is it even possible?

01-26-2004, 08:44 AM
I'd like to gain 10lbs w/in the next 8weeks and would prefer this extra weight to be as lean as possible....any recommendations as to how to do so? what should i take, what should i eat, any supplements, etc?

i usually wake up at 7:30 and go to bed around 11-12am, and hit the gym in the evening

01-26-2004, 08:44 AM
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01-26-2004, 08:55 AM
Hmm. Should Equal about 650 calories above maintenance I would think..
650 x 7 =4550cal/week
4550cal/week x 8 =36400cal (over 8weeks)
36400/3500(calories/lb)=10.4lbs.(over 8weeks)

So raise cals by 650 above maintenance I would imagine.
In terms of quick mathematics thats my 10. :o

01-26-2004, 08:17 PM
thanks allup

hmmm, so looks like i just have 2 add an extra meal :)

Feed Eric
01-26-2004, 09:59 PM
Would you still need around 3,500 kcals to gain a pound of muscle, since a pound of muscle is only around 2400 kcals?

01-28-2004, 08:25 AM
You have to consider If you're working out you're burning crazy calories.. Also your increased resting metabolic rate.(Not to mention there is additional daily calorie burn for every lb/muscle you pack on.)
Usually to gain 1lb of muscle/week (clean muscle), a calorie increase of about 500 above your maintenence cal's is the generic rule of thumb. :)