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It’s 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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    gaining size

    ok so im 22 years of age im 5'9" tall and weigh 145 lbs. i am in the gym atleats 4 to 5 days a week what can i add to my work out to pack on some extra pounds?

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    Didn't we just answer this same question at least 4 times today. Start by reading the articles, posts, and stickies at the top. Pay close attention to the stickie title Starting Strength.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Off Road View Post
    Didn't we just answer this same question at least 4 times today. Start by reading the articles, posts, and stickies at the top. Pay close attention to the stickie title Starting Strength.
    Have you started copy pasting your replies yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuNalicious View Post
    Have you started copy pasting your replies yet?
    That's so impersonal
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    I would make sure you are eating alot of good food and drinking protein/weight gainers 4x per day as well, drink plenty of gatorade and water.
    I would train 3 or 4 times a week only (you need to recover and eat to grow).
    In the gym I would focus on getting strong on these movements:

    Squat
    Deadlift
    Stiff legged deadlift
    T bar or barbell rows
    Weighted chins
    Bench
    Incline bench

    Use different rep ranges sometimes but make sure you get STRONGER on these and you WILL put weight on.
    Good luck.

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    u dont need to drink shakes 4x a day to gain weight.. just make sure you eat enough 3200+ calories to start off with.. and if you gain weight, stick to it.. if not raise the cal intake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girn26 View Post
    u dont need to drink shakes 4x a day to gain weight.. just make sure you eat enough 3200+ calories to start off with.. and if you gain weight, stick to it.. if not raise the cal intake
    At 145lbs 5'9" he needs to eat plenty and he obviously doesn't.
    He will NOT eat enough through food alone 3 or 4 shakes is in order.
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    basically in a day i drink a protien shake in the morning, a few eggs mid morning then chicken breasts or tuna or something for lunch, peanut butter mid afternoon, protein shake after my work out, and then supper

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    basically by ur picture "CARDS" thats the size i wanna be but a little more defined. i am definately willing to work as hard as need be to get there and nothing will stop me

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    i don't get why people think they can gain weight by just working out...you're not putting anything at all extra into your body by just lifting weights.
    ain't nuttin but a peanut.

    You will have gotten stronger when the weight that feels heavy is actually heavier than the weight that feels heavy now. Then the weight that feels heavy now will be a warmup for the weight that feels heavy then. But the weight will always feel heavy or you're not lifting enough weight. Clear? -Rippetoe

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    OP, you should train only 3 times a week. Do a full body routine like Stating Strength.

    Most importantly eat a ton (lots of food and drink at least a liter a milk a day). Read some tips on nutrition for skinny guys here:
    http://www.36pounds.com/2009/04/22/8...aining-muscle/

    Hope this helps
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    Consistency with your diet is number 1.Eat the same amount or more EVERY DAY.Dont binge eat,then take a day off.Learn to force feed.At 145lbs you should be eating around 3500-4000 calories a day.

    Milk(whole)
    Beef(ground is easy to prepare and great for packin on size)
    Peanut Butter(on bagels,sandwhiches)
    Pasta
    Bread


    Forget all that.Just eat everything.Fast food,pizza,etc.Dont let anyone tell you to "clean bulk" either.Boiled chix breast,egg whites and tuna are not gonna get the job done.Train 3 times a week with heavy basic movements.Its not rocket science.It may be frustrating,but if you really want to put on size,youll commit to it.Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by armyguy10 View Post
    i am in the gym atleats 4 to 5 days a week what can i add to my work out to pack on some extra pounds?
    "atleats 4 to 5 days" a week is too much, 4 is too much for a lot of people, 3 is about right for many people. What's your current routine and diet like?

    I'm going to tell you a secret...

    Are you ready?...

    OK, here it is...

    If you're trying to build muscle mass, make sure your training is centered around squats, deads, some type of pressing, etc and not just tons of isolation work and/or machines. Get your form right and then add weight to the bar over time, and eat/rest enough and you WILL build muscle.

    That's the secret, don't let it out because then everybody will know how to become big and strong ( and we all know that nobody reads the stickies ).
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    thanks guys some of this is a lot of help. just wondering if 165 - 170 is an unreasonable body weight goal? i have a few friends that are in that range and have a good build and ithink thats where id like to be

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    Why quit there? Aim for 200 lbs lean. That's obtainable by most drug-free, genetically-average guys.
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    i just dont wanna be huge i wanna have more definition than size.

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    Get to 170lbs and 200lbs will seem a lot more like fun! Very few things can go wrong by being bigger and stronger!

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    I'm 5'7 about 165-170 depending on the day, so it's definitely an attainable goal. It took me about 2 and a half years, but I don't eat as much as I should.
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    Start by reading the stickies and pick a workout, any workout in them. Stick with it consistently and try to continue to improve every workout.

    Also start by logging your diet in fitday.com or the dailyplate.com and figure out how many calories you are eating. If you are not gaining weight, then bump your calories 200-300 at a time until you start gaining weight. Take a look at the stickies in the nutrition forum for some ideas.

    Or you can check out these links for a good start

    http://www.atlargenutrition.com/gainingmass.php
    http://www.wannabebig.com/diet-and-n...tion-or-is-it/
    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69605
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