Gaining weight and get more muscle

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    Apr 04, 2011 3:56 PM GMT
    Anyone can advice me about the products from GNC that i can gain more weight and a bit more muscle pls? I have only Whey protein now.
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    Apr 04, 2011 10:29 PM GMT
    Sometimes the guy behind the counter has lots of muscle, and is available...then you can get more muscle just by saying "hi." icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 05, 2011 12:38 AM GMT
    wow what a nice tips! hehe but it's so hard to do that in the country i live now (Qatar)
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    Apr 05, 2011 2:19 AM GMT
    Well you could always use the "trial and error" method.
    Just buy a mass gainer and try it out for a few weeks.
    If it works, stick with it. If not, try something different.
    Repeat the process until something works.

    Everyone's body responds differently to different supplements. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 5:35 PM GMT
    [quote] Everyone's body responds differently to different supplements. [quote]

    Agreed, I've been shopping at GNC off and on for a few years now, and I find that most of the products i've purchased from there just provide more energy, and a quicker recovery - not so much an increase in size. However, I stick with muscle milk.

    And if you have the time (you've probably heard this a lot), prepare food at home, and increase your food intake. Protein from nuts, meats, dairy, etc. is more benificial than those found in poweders or factory made bars.
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    Apr 13, 2011 7:22 PM GMT
    krwright13 said[quote]...
    And if you have the time (you've probably heard this a lot), prepare food at home, and increase your food intake. Protein from nuts, meats, dairy, etc. is more benificial than those found in poweders or factory made bars.
    You just described over 95% of my food intake. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 13, 2011 7:31 PM GMT
    Check out tha muscle gain diets on here, takes a sec to figure em out an a bit of tinkerin but all in all seem pretty good
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    Apr 13, 2011 9:35 PM GMT
    Thanks guys, you help me a lot.
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    Apr 18, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    Stay away from the 'mass gainer' drinks and over eating. I have (had) a lean body type like yours. Gaining drinks and more calories ended up giving me a gut, which is hard to lose.

    Best thing to have is patience. Keep working out with weights. Find a work out buddy or trainer...somebody who can push you in the gym.

    Hard workouts=bigger muscles.
    Gainer drinks/more calories=Bigger gut and bathroom deposits.
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    May 05, 2011 3:34 PM GMT
    Yeah, I noticed that protein powders/weight gainers don't do much for me. I find that a majority of them give me acne icon_sad.gif

    Plus they do not add any noticeable mucle/fat weight.

    I am little concerned at this point because I am in my mid-twenties and I have be eating plently for the last 3 years and added a on and off gym/home workout schedule in along with it. Is my metabolic rate still being stubbornly high? or am I not eating more proper foods? I do admit, it is frustrating that I do the research on gaining mass and apply the basic diet and training, yet I read and see guys who gain muscle like it's nothing.

    It would probably help if I went to the gym more often but I am afraid if my diet is not on par because quality and quanitity, then my body cannot gain the full benefits from a workout session.

    As for diet: what should I be eating. You say nuts, but what kind of nuts? what kind/brand of eggs? Type of oatmeal or cereal? Choices in veggies? etc. I know that consuming 5-6 meals/snacks a day is pretty basic but I like a bit more detail.


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    May 08, 2011 10:38 AM GMT
    EXtreME saidAnyone can advice me about the products from GNC that i can gain more weight and a bit more muscle pls? I have only Whey protein now.


    Well the correct name for these is "supplements" and that means in supplement to a good diet. So, you really should focus on getting a good diet going before you try to boost that with supplements.

    Lean protein + carbohydrates and as little fat/sugar is your best best. Do you workout? That would be the other essential element to gaining muscle lol.
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    May 10, 2011 1:01 AM GMT
    you want more weight and a bit more muscle ?
    i'm reading : i want to get fat with a bit of muscle. ..icon_eek.gif

    i tried mass gainers. The shakes are so rich they make me kind of nauseous.

    more important is to apply the basic rules:

    500 calories more than your recommended intake for your weight.
    resistance training ( various methods and approaches here )
    just a little cardio if you're a hardgainer.
    plenty of recovery .


    and why GNC ?is it the only supplier nearby ?


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    May 10, 2011 11:59 AM GMT
    EXtreME saidAnyone can advice me about the products from GNC that i can gain more weight and a bit more muscle pls? I have only Whey protein now.


    No product from GNC or other retailer will help you gain muscles. You actually need to exercise for that. I know it sounds really weird...
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    May 12, 2011 1:37 AM GMT
    Stay away from supplements...just eat eat and eat. Add little high calorie things to normal foods such as avocados, sunflower seeds etc. I add a hand full of sunflower seeds to my protein shakes which adds about 300 calories. Or make an avocado dip to go with tortilla chips (an avocado has around 300 calories).