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ATX
02-19-2004, 08:10 PM
hey, what's up guys. this WILL turn out to be a nutrition question, trust me... lol.

i'm a pretty new guy when it comes to lifting and nutrition. my goal is to add about 20-30 pounds of lean muscle mass. i'm only 6'0" 150 lbs... so i'm a pretty skinny dood. i'm 15.9% body fat (from a 3 site skinfold) and here are some of my biometrics:

shoulders girth: 14 in.
chest girth: 37.5 in.
abdomen girth: 31.5 in.
waist girth: 32 in.
hips girth: 37.5 in.
bicep girth: 11 in.
forearm girth: 10.5 in.
thigh girth: 20 in.
calf girth: 14 in.
body mass index: 19 bmi

i JUST started hitting up the weights the other day... just did one set of a few reps on pretty much everything - to kinda warm me up. i had a trainer that i know give me a good workout plan... i think i can get the lifting part down. what i need help with is the NUTRITION. see, i've got the ectomorph body type... fast metabolism... and i know that i'm going to need lots of protein in my new diet. i was told that to see gains, i would need to eat as many grams of protein as i weigh. so if i weigh 150, i'll need 150g of protein per day. is this true? currently, my diet consists of...

- eggs in the morning (usually egg omlet), bananna, milk.
- 2 tuna sandwiches for lunch
- protein bar
- turkey... or some kind of lean meat for dinner... potato...
- and later on at night - peanut butter sandwich or bowl of chili or something.
- and lots of water all through the day.

not really sure of my calorie daily intake ? :(

now... this is what i'm having trouble with. i'm attending college right now, so i don't have time to cook up my own special little recipes and stuff... i sort of just have to know about what types of foods i should be consuming (what contains protein, etc.), how many protein bars/shakes/whatever i should take daily, etc. etc. i'm not really sure of what all contains protein. but if you all could give me some suggestions, maybe then i could pick out some more food to eat from the buffets they have here and such. i don't want to eat the same food everyday. should i eat more than 4 meals daily... i heard 5-6 is better... but then couldn't i consume less protein per meal? or is more protein per meal for 3-4 meals better?

also - i'm not real sure of the supplements. i currently only eat protein bars every once in awhile. i don't know what to take though... i heard the shakes are good. any reccomendations for any kind of supplements for me (and how much i should consume daily of them)?

lots of questions, i know... but... ANY help would be very much appreciated. any suggestions, comments, plans, anything, lol...

JSully
02-19-2004, 08:15 PM
try this... since ur an ectomorph..this is gonna sound strange alright? ...lol..

eat as much as you possibly can...as many times as you can.. you're body will burn it almost as fast as you take it in... have 2 colossal weight gainers a day.. .. double whoppers...big macs...super burritos.. a whole bucket of chicken.. dont limit urself with a diet..i gotta friend that is 5'11 160 with the same style body as you.. and he eats upwards of 7000 calories a day......and has gotten alot bigger in the last few weeks...and STILL has a six pack......

so if thats TRULY ur body type.. do that.. then if you get too fat... dont worry about it cuz all ya gotta do is drop calories to burn off that excess fat...

must be nice to be an ectomorph. ;)

ATX
02-22-2004, 01:33 PM
so just eat lots of anything i want, huH? that's gonna work? lol, yeah it does sound strange. just doesn't sound like it's a very organized or healthy plan to me.

JeffWillConquer
02-22-2004, 01:52 PM
7000 calories. Holy dayum.

ATX
02-22-2004, 10:01 PM
7000 calories. Holy dayum.

took the words right out of my mouth, lol.

now i'm sorta thinking of just taking some supplements like protein shakes and powders now though. i dunno.