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    Gaining weight!

    I'm 16 and starting weight lifting and eating like mad. Im 5ft 10 and 175 pounds and no matter how much i eat or workout i dont put weight on. Tips?

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    Eat more. Lift heavier weights.

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    your probably not eating "enough" you should probably shoot for 3600 cals a day considering your current weight and if thats not helping go ahead and shoot for 4000. some times its hard to eat that much food so using a mass gainer shake always helps add 700 more calories in your day.
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    EAT! EAT! LIFT! EAT! then eat some more
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattBag View Post
    your probably not eating "enough" you should probably shoot for 3600 cals a day considering your current weight and if thats not helping go ahead and shoot for 4000. some times its hard to eat that much food so using a mass gainer shake always helps add 700 more calories in your day.
    i was looking at mass gainer shakes but am thinking im a bit too young to go on those yet. any good home made shakes recepies u can think of to increase mass?

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    I think 16 is an ok age to use a mass gainer shake they don't mess with your test levels or do anythign bad to ya so you'll be good but as far as home made goes... well I'm not to sure I've never made a home made mass gainer. well I have mixed protein with milk bannans and penut butter but thats not alot of calories maybe 400 or 500 but a couple of those will do your body good.
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    total: 1115
    CURRENT WEIGHT:240. (10/2009)
    HEIGHT: 6'2

    The best way to get big is to eat big, lift big and LIVE BIG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattBag View Post
    I think 16 is an ok age to use a mass gainer shake they don't mess with your test levels or do anythign bad to ya so you'll be good but as far as home made goes... well I'm not to sure I've never made a home made mass gainer. well I have mixed protein with milk bannans and penut butter but thats not alot of calories maybe 400 or 500 but a couple of those will do your body good.
    are you sayin that eating loads of calories are best way to put on mass? i always thought it was protein...

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    well yea. your body needs protein you should be shooting for 1 and a half to two grams of protein per pound of body weight but if you only eat protein all ay your not gonna grow you need to eat alot fo calories as well. if you were just going for consuming protein thats a big reason why you never grew. like i said try couting your cals in day up to 3600 and go for about 250g of protein.
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    total: 1115
    CURRENT WEIGHT:240. (10/2009)
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    The best way to get big is to eat big, lift big and LIVE BIG.

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    Thinking out loud here cause I hear this same thing said quite often. I think sometimes people who say they can't gain weight no matter how much they eat confuse frequency/constancy of eating with quantity/quality being eaten. And Rugby I'm not saying that you're one of them. I use to eat several times a day to try and gain weight but I was having trouble. Problem was even though I was eating a lot and often, the food I was eating was small in portions and or not high in calories. So it seemed to me that no matter how much I ate I couldn't gain weight. I eat less often now but bigger helpings and I make sure the food I'm eating is calorie dense.

    Just for example: If I have the choice to eat one serving of chicken breast OR a 2 tbsp of peanut butter and a tall glass of milk, I'll pick the latter. Not that I don't like chicken but the PB and milk is "less food" and a whole lot easier for me to get down than the chicken. Not to mention it has way more calories and close to the same amount of protein. Eating smart is the key
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    Quote Originally Posted by T FLEX View Post
    Just for example: If I have the choice to eat one serving of chicken breast OR a 2 tbsp of peanut butter and a tall glass of milk, I'll pick the latter. Not that I don't like chicken but the PB and milk is "less food" and a whole lot easier for me to get down than the chicken. Not to mention it has way more calories and close to the same amount of protein. Eating smart is the key
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    1. Make sure that you are training intelligently - 3 to 5 days per week, periodized allowing for sufficient rest. Intense training using compound movements and do not neglect any body parts.

    2. Protein Intake should be 1 gram per pound of bodyweight, and overall throughout the day you want to eat 5-7 smaller meals to allow your body to digest all of this food. You will probably need about 3000 calories to start packing on some good mass, look to eat a lot of complex carbs like whole wheat pasta and also lean meats like steak.

    3. Start drinking a shake / glass of milk or eating a can of tuna every night before bed (this brought me from 155 lbs to 200 lbs in 4 years through High School when I first started training).

    4. Sleep at least 8 hours a night and try to stay away from stimulants like caffeine.
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    thanks thats a good help, should get me off to a good start, i will start increasing my calories and making sure i look at what i eat and not just eating loads for the hell of it.
    any aims of what mass i should be going for?

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    Eat more. That is the only answer to your problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painzer View Post
    or do both...
    HaHa. Good call.
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    eat eat eat!!!

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    what he just said

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    what i actually find funny in this thread is that newbies who have barely posted and have little or no lifting background, and who still ask silly questions are telling rugby what to do and they probably dont do it themselves lol!!

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    I usually don't comment on stuff like this but the only thing for sure that a low post count means is that the person is new to this site. It doesn't have any bearing on knowledge or lifting background experience. I can't see how anyone could know personal information about anyone simply from something as trivial as a post count. The other thing that gets me bent is when people chime into a thread, not to give any real advise, but simply to make non-productive comments about others that have absolutely nothing to do with the topic at hand.

    Think of this: In the amount of time it takes to post something worthless, some good words of advise could have been given. If someone doesn't have something meaningful to add to the thread then don't post here. Oh, and take this rant with a grain of salt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugby13 View Post
    i was looking at mass gainer shakes but am thinking im a bit too young to go on those yet. any good home made shakes recepies u can think of to increase mass?
    Every day, make one of the following and consume it throughout the day.

    A half-gallon to gallon of whole milk
    half a block of your favorite ice cream
    several scoops of protein powder
    any misc fruit you want (frozen berries & bananas work great)
    some heavy cream (if you want)
    corn syrup (again, if you want and if you really need megacalories)

    that's an easy 3000 calories right there and it tastes great and is in addition to your regular food

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    Not this again...

    Below is your answer.

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    Eat more. That is the only answer to your problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugby13 View Post
    I'm 16 and starting weight lifting and eating like mad. Im 5ft 10 and 175 pounds and no matter how much i eat or workout i dont put weight on. Tips?
    People always say they are eating alot, post what you eat lets see how much you really eat.
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    Here is a typical day for me. I am an ecto and have a hard time adding LBM


    1st MEAL
    8 egg whites 2 whole
    1 cup oatmeal in whole milk
    1 cup cottage cheese
    2 slices whole wheat bread
    Glass of OJ


    2nd MEAL
    2 tuna on whole wheat
    Cashew Nuts
    1/2 cup cottage cheese
    Banana
    Milk

    3rd MEAL
    MRP

    4th MEAL
    Baked potato
    Grilled chicken
    1 cup cottage cheese
    Large water

    5th MEAL
    1 cup white rice
    Red beans
    1 piece of steak
    Yogurt
    Water

    6th MEAL
    MRP

    7th MEAL
    2 Peanut butter on whole wheat
    Baby Carrots
    Broccoli
    1/2 cup cottage cheese
    Water

    8th MEAL
    2 pieces chicken cutlets
    Yogurt
    Large water
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