so ive been wanting to put on a few pounds..

  • EricPrado

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    Feb 28, 2008 7:08 AM GMT
    Ive always been lean so its always been hard for me to gain a whole lot of weight. I want to gain about 20 pounds more before i can finally say im happy with the way i look
    The problem is that i dont tend to eat a lot and people have been saying to me this nonstop "you gotta eat!!"

    is there anything that can help me gain weight without having to eat like a pig??
  • NYCguy74

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    Feb 28, 2008 4:44 PM GMT
    there's the weight gainer from GNC. There are also other manufacturers.
    GNC's comes in 1850 & 2200. which is the calories in 3 cups powder with 3 cups 2% milk.
    it is very carb heavy, and loaded with sugars.

    Just don't mix 3 cups at a time like it says on the jug, you'll probably never be able to drink that much in one sitting (or have a glass big enough).

    I used to do 2 cups milk, 1 scoop weight gainer, and 1 scoop protein. which kept it a little thinner consistency , and upped the protein without having too much carbs.


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    Feb 28, 2008 7:01 PM GMT
    Sorry to say, but you will need to eat like a pig!

    Eat more, eat more, eat more... eat until it hurts icon_wink.gif You'll want to eat a minimum of five times a day to encourage lean gains, and make sure you're getting both protein and carbohydrate when you eat. Don't be afraid to snack, either!

    Here's an awesome weight gainer, take it immediately after lifting, and only use one scoop or you'll be putting on more than muscle: http://www.dpsnutrition.net/get_item_on404.htm

    Message either me or this guy if you've got any questions!
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    Feb 28, 2008 7:21 PM GMT
    Dood is pushing the Serious Mass! LOL.

    Dood / Logan has gained nearly 60 pounds in the last few months. For him, the Serious Mass has worked.

    It's all about eating.

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    Feb 28, 2008 7:25 PM GMT
    *burp* icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 28, 2008 7:28 PM GMT
    You been making love to your blender again Dood?

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    You might have your thyroid levels checked.
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    Feb 28, 2008 8:38 PM GMT
    So whats the secret to gaining lean mass without putting on fat in the process? When I try the see food diet approach, a pretty good proportion of the gain is fat.
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    Feb 28, 2008 8:46 PM GMT
    It takes a little practice to get it nailed... I'll either work out a little harder or eat less. One thing I find that helps is 20 minutes of cardio twice a week; it keeps off the excess flab
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    Feb 28, 2008 8:53 PM GMT
    My trainer said the same thing. I have to keep up to over 3150 calories a day now thats like twice of what normal for me is. I have it divided up into 5 meals in addition to variable supplements. I gain about a pound every week since I started the new program a couple weeks ago. Still have a ways to go ...
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    Feb 28, 2008 8:54 PM GMT
    I've tried playing with the amount of cardio. I've gone from zero cardio (since I'm pretty much a classic ectomorph and thats the usual prescription for us to gain weight) to as much as 3 hours a week when I was my heaviest/fattest. Cardio helps me drop weight fast when my calories are low, but doesnt seem to do much for me my calories are high.icon_confused.gif
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    Feb 28, 2008 9:04 PM GMT
    Fat gets burned in the flame of carbs, but, in a caloric deficit.
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    Feb 28, 2008 9:06 PM GMT
    The secret to gaining lean mass?

    1. Protein
    2. Recovery
    3. Insulin management (too high makes you fat, too low, and your cells starve)
    4. Stimulation
    5. Cardio intervals.
    6. Adequate calories; especially protein.
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    Feb 28, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    edgeyI've tried playing with the amount of cardio. I've gone from zero cardio (since I'm pretty much a classic ectomorph and thats the usual prescription for us to gain weight) to as much as 3 hours a week when I was my heaviest/fattest. Cardio helps me drop weight fast when my calories are low, but doesnt seem to do much for me my calories are high.


    I never notice results immediately, usually takes up to two weeks. Just keep it up and make sure you're not eating too many simple carbs icon_wink.gif

    You won't "lose weight" you'll just get a little leaner