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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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  1. #1
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    Some advice please

    hi

    i am 21 and i am 6ft 2 and only weigh 151 pounds (10st.8)so as you can imagine im very skinny. i would probably say i have about 5% body fat or something not much at all really basically just skin and bones.

    i have been doing wbb program for a few weeks just to get used to the program and now a wanna bulk up while doing this program i know i will have to put on fat to gain muscle but that doesnt bother me i would like to gain 30 lbs by august dont know if it is possible though? but dont want to stop there just a target i have got in my head


    this is basically what i eat during the day:

    breakfast - porridge
    lunch - have a large mcdonalds meal ( not all the time )
    Tea - i have some sort of meat with about 3 vegs and potatoe
    before bed - have pizza or pasta

    it ist like this everyday but it something like that

    i do eat stuff in between but not much maybe packet of crisps chocolate bar

    i have a protein shake with milk after every workout

    i think i might have a high metabolism im not sure i mean i eat more than my mates and they are bigger than me dont know if that really a good way to judge it though.

    1. i was just looking for advice on what sort of food i could eat that is really high in calories?it is really hard to eat in between meals some days because im at university doing a forensic science course and when you are in labs you cant eat and drink but in lectures a can.

    2. a really struggle to count how many caloies im actually eating any advice on how to calculate this would be nice. i mean the meat a buy doesnt say how much protein and carbs is in it just says what meat it is. it is from the butchers so that probably why.

    3. What sort of calories should i be aiming for each day to be able to put on about 1 - 2 lbs per week

    4. Also would anyone reccommend taking a weight gainer powder drink ?

    i really like my food so there isnt any food that i dont like or wont eat really except sprouts!!! but if they are recommended by anyone i guess i will just stomach them.

    Thanks for reading and any advice that is given

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    Macros? First thing, it looks like you need more protein but without macros I can't tell for sure.

    If you gain weight on your diet, it works. If you don't, eat more. It really is that simple.
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    I would add in about 2 more "meals" on top of what you're eating now; whether that be a weight gainer/protein shake or a whole food meal. I really wouldn't worry about counting calories too much now, just eat... and then eat some more. I would focus on high protein foods and good carbs and fats: steak, beef, chicken, potatoes, rice, oats, etc. I'm not sure what your target calories would be, but I would say around 3,000+. If you're still not gaining, then bump it up some more until you start gaining weight. I'm assuming you're training hard with all of this?
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    Eat till you are stuff. Never allow yourself to get hungry because you have lost an opportunity to gain weight. If you wake up in the middle of a night hungry, eat. Do not worry about counting calories, just eat. If you do not gain any weight, eat more. NO CARDIO at this time. If you can use At Large Nutritions Maximus Mass Stack. This will help you get more calories. Eat,Eat, Eat and Eat some more. Do not allow much time between eating. Snack on nuts, jerky, cheese, peanut butter and what Pete22 said. When I was 21 I was just like you and this is what I did. I am no hulk nor am I hollywood,yet, but I am 6ft weighing in between 225-230lbs and my metabolism use to be extremely fast. I personally believe if you eat and train as a powerlifter you might gain faster, but that is just my opinion. Good Luck!

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    Your food choices need to be much better and you need to eat a lot more. You have found the right forum. Keep reading/searching and you will find many of the answers you are looking for.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete22 View Post
    I would add in about 2 more "meals" on top of what you're eating now; whether that be a weight gainer/protein shake or a whole food meal. I really wouldn't worry about counting calories too much now, just eat... and then eat some more. I would focus on high protein foods and good carbs and fats: steak, beef, chicken, potatoes, rice, oats, etc. I'm not sure what your target calories would be, but I would say around 3,000+. If you're still not gaining, then bump it up some more until you start gaining weight. I'm assuming you're training hard with all of this?
    My thoughts, exactly. I started at 6' tall and 125 pounds and now I'm 257 pounds. EAT. Protein shakes and milk are very easy to drink and get calories from.
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    thanks for all of the replies

    sorry i havent replied earlier just after i typed my questions i fell alseep and been to uni all day

    well i think i will get some weight gainer powder stuff but try and eat alot more than what i do i will buy some nuts and dried fruit too munch on in lectures and stuff and i think i will wake up in the night and have one of them shakes then for quickness

    i didnt think it was as easy as just eat loads and loads but i guess when i think about it it is the only way to do it really

    hopefully with the WBB program and this i will put on weight thanks everyone

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    thanks rbtrout i make sure i have plenty i got a 10lb tub of protein and i might take a litre of milk to drink through the whole day

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    Change liter to gallon and you're set.

    Or 4.54 liters since your country has the wackiest measurements on earth.

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    thanks i will should it be full fat or semi skimmed milk?

    that a lot of milk but a guess the saying think big,eat big ,get big is true

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazids View Post
    thanks i will should it be full fat or semi skimmed milk?

    that a lot of milk but a guess the saying think big,eat big ,get big is true
    Full fat. Throw a little chocolate syrup in there too if you get sick of tasting plain milk.
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    thanks i have got some milk shake flavouring best go out and buy plenty milk tomorrow then

    i dont know if this is allowed or not but could anyone reccconmend a weight gainer powder that i can get in the uk its just that the at large stuff will cost a fortune to get sent from america Thanks

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    Do you mean weight gainer or protein supplement? If you mean weight gainer, just make your own. Protein + lots of extra **** + a blender = weight gainer.
    If one person can do something, anyone can learn to do it.
    Do what you've always done and get what you've always gotten.
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