High motivation, Higher metabolism

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    Aug 19, 2011 5:07 PM GMT
    I've been working out since February of this year. I typically do weight training 3-4 times a week and do at least 30 minutes of cardio per week. I have weight between 150-156 for the past few years. It seems almost impossible to gain muscle mass. Currently, I take a multi-vitamin (daily), fish oils, glutamine, True Mass protein shakes, creative/Ravage before workouts. I eat pretty healthy for a 21 year old college guy. I don't do fast food or any sweets, candy, chocolate, etc. Only "sweet" or "dessert" item I intake is a soft drink - averaging about 3-4 per week. I drink a lot of water, orange juice, apple juice, whole milk, tea. I think I decent definition, but I'm having problems gaining muscle mass. I feel like my metabolism is sky high! I came out of basic training weighing the same as when I went in. Any help? Also, if you'd like to see my pics which I have some body shots, let me know - then you can see what I'm working with.

    Any suggestions for at home exercises without equipment, as I get a little intimidated at the gym.
  • Lincsbear

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    Aug 19, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    You need to eat 1.5g of protein/kg. of body weight to begin to gain muscle mass.Aim for good quality,low fat types.
    If you`re a hard gainer ie high metabolism you should eat frequently,at least once every three hours(or more).Don`t starve,then binge on food.Eat high calorie snacks like fried fruits and nuts,smoothies,cereal/meal replacement bars,yoghurts,protein bars,etc.You may need to raise your calorie intake to preserve muscle mass.
    For basic exercises at home try push ups and variations like wider hands on floor,sit ups(with and without twists),leg squats,jumps;maybe get some basic equipment like hand dumbells,wrist weights,bars(for pull ups),stirrups(to increase the rigour of push ups).
    I hope this helps!
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    Aug 19, 2011 8:25 PM GMT
    Count your calories for 14 days. Don't fucking guess - actually weigh food and write it down. You can't change anything if you don't know what you are working with.