I am 19 years old, turning 20 in May. I am 6'7 and half and I would really like to stop growing. For the record, I am also white lol. I believe my dad stopped growing when he was 19-20 and my mom stopped growing when she was 17. My dad is 6'2 and a half and my mom is 5'11. Last year I was 6'6 165lbs and now I am 6'7 and a half 186lbs. My dad told me that since I started to put on muscle, that's a good sign I am most likely done growing. What do you guys think?
I think you should stop worrying about it and eat a lot. You're almost 6'8 and you're under 200 pounds? That's just awful.
Don't worry about it, cause there's not a thing you can do about it.
I'm gonna go ahead and second the "eat more" post. Also, don't be a smartass to that post because it was the best advice given in this entire thread. If you're a 6'8 man, then trust me, you're going to be needing to eat a lot and take some supplements.
HEIGHT: 5'9 1/2
BENCH MAX: 255
SQUAT MAX: 445
POWER CLEAN MAX: 205
PUSH PRESS MAX: 205
What are your goals? To get as strong as possible? To improve your performance in a sport? If you want to get as strong as possible I would say that you need to be at least 350. If you are an athlete then at least 250.
With my genetics, I don't think it would be possible to get even close to 300. I have been skinny my entire life. I would like to one day get around 225 though. I usually take small steps at a time. For instance, I'll try to gain 5 lbs within two months and once I achieved that I'll set another small goal.
Reko, if you're going to be a complete jackass, just please leave my thread. I don't need that.
Well if you don't think you can gain the weight you never will. Honestly just eat more. Don't be one of those guys who makes everything much harder than it needs to be because "ZOMG my abz are sooo hawt." You can't flex bone. Try bumping it up to 5000 calories/day.
yeah you might need to start eating 4500-5000 cals a day
lots of ways to make it easier to get all those cals
i'm a big promoter of milk
4 liters a day of semi-skimmed milk gives 2000 cals and 140 grams of protein (depending on brand).... spacing out 8, 500ml glasses through the days makes it easy.
you could even pm 'BigTallOx' on this board... he's 6 foot 8... used to be skinny.... and now weighs 305lbs
At at 6'8 and 225 you wont look good at all. And 3500 calories really is NOTHING at all. I am 5'11 and 190 and I eat more than you... that says a lot. At 4-5k calories a day you should be packing the pounds a lot easier.
And don't blame genetics for gods sake... grow some balls please. Genetics is the reason why you may be thin but it's not the reason why you can't gain weight. I'm sure you have heard this expression before but there is no such thing as a hard gainer, only an under eater. If you were eating 6-7k calories at your height and weight per day and not gaining weight I would be suspicious of other factors but right now only 3.5k? If your gaining at 3.5k than you must have a freakin slow metabolism and/or look like an Ethiopian. I am not trying to be a dick but rather put things in perspective. You think your eating a lot but really, your barely scratching the surface.
and you may not want to reach 300 lbs... but my point was if your not gonna take the good advice everyone is giving you in this thread... theres people on this board that are your height and have successfully bulked and they may be able to shine more light on how many cals a 6 foot 8 man needs to look like a man.
off the top of my head I'd say try eating 4500 cals a day, 200 grams of protein, and 3 days a week lift heavy weights (squat, deadlift, bench, overhead press etc)... and see where that takes u.
What you should wish for is gaining more muscle, since that is something you can control directly. 186lbs is way too light for someone your height.