Well im 16 years old, 6'1" and 170 pounds. Im looking to get to about 190 this July (for football). Now in my 3 years at high school, ive only gained about 20 pounds. The doctor says I have a very high metabolism and it will be extremely difficult to gain weight.
However, my friend that plays football at Michigan, went to a nutritionist while he was in high school and the nutritionist said to eat an extra 4-5 baked potatoes every day. Now hes a lineman, and I'm a runningback/wide reciever. I wasn't to sure if I wanted to try this because I'm thinking that I'd mostly put on fat. Thats why I came here to ask on what you guys think? Do you think the majority of the weight I put on will be fat, or since I'm working out would it go towards muscle?
If you're training and running, you'll be fine. But, eating baked potatoes without protein is dumb. Look to increase your consumption of dead animals. Gaining weight is easy, despite a fast metabolism. Eat 2 of everything. This will automatically double your caloric intake for the day.
I'd bet you don't eat nearly as much as you think you do. Eat the same things everyday, then double it. You'll gain weight.
Well I take in on average 3500 calories a day. So doubling that will be hard especially when money is tight. The thing is I don't understand how I have a fast metabolism when all I do is go to school-lift-sleep. Alright then I guess I'll throw in a couple baked potatoes and try and eat more too.
Visit GNC and ask the guy there for some supplements
at OP, use the search function in the diet and nutrition section. if your short on cash for food, there are some members made great suggestions on buying cheap food that was high calories.
Eat more. There is nothing else to say.
Straightening out pipe cleaners for over 20 years.