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Weight Watchers?... You need "Weight Gainers"

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    QUOTE Oct 23, 2011 7:44 PM GMT
    I need some support here guys! I am a skinny guy and am sick of being put down because of it and tired of being called a twink. I am doing so much to gain weight but it doesn't show. I lift and train and from my picture you can see that all I am getting is toned. The strength is there but no mass. So, with that said? Any suggestions?
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    QUOTE Oct 24, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    I'd hit it.
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    QUOTE Oct 24, 2011 12:50 AM GMT
    Train yourself to love food - it works.
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    QUOTE Oct 24, 2011 1:51 AM GMT
    james47 saidTrain yourself to love food - it works.


    It's not that easy. I was the same when I was his age.

    GScott21, what I did was to consume 2800 calories per day and drink lots of protein shakes. I consumed a lot of weight gainers. Go to bodybuilding.com. I'm still a bit scrawny but not as skinny as before.
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    QUOTE Oct 24, 2011 1:59 AM GMT
    GScott21 saidI need some support here guys! I am a skinny guy and am sick of being put down because of it and tired of being called a twink. I am doing so much to gain weight but it doesn't show. I lift and train and from my picture you can see that all I am getting is toned. The strength is there but no mass. So, with that said? Any suggestions?


    What are you doing to gain weight? You left that out,, the most important part.
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    QUOTE Oct 24, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    I assume that you are trying to put on muscle, not just weight? It may be harder for your body type. I'm guessing that you have a high metabolism. I don't have a specific suggestion since I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum (I gain fat easily). My general suggestion is to do research and talk to other guys with your same body type. Strength workouts for the average guy may not work for you. You may have to use different techniques to put on muscle mass. Understanding your body and how it works is key to the process.
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    QUOTE Dec 28, 2011 11:40 AM GMT
    I had the same problem. I talked to my coach and he basically said to include more dairy (especially milk) in my diet and to consume at least 3200 calories. Now keep in mind this amount was specifically for me - depending on how much physical activity and calories you burn daily, your caloric intake goal will be slightly different.

    If you really took a closer look at what you're eating, you'll find out that you're not eating enough. You might eat a lot one day, but is it consistent? Gaining mass is almost a full time job. I have to eat every 2-3 hours & drink a lean gainer shake (700 calories per shake) twice a day.
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    QUOTE Jan 02, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    I feel ya man, I'm 6'3, but I always feel smaller than people I'm taller than simply due to how skinny I am.
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    QUOTE Jan 02, 2012 3:04 PM GMT
    In addition to everything else you're eating... GOMAD (gallon of milk a day)
  • uptownmnguy11 Posts: 28
    QUOTE Jan 02, 2012 3:58 PM GMT
    Yup...in the same boat. I have a metabolism system that is going a million miles an hour. Gaining is hard. This is what works or has worked for me..

    year and a half ago, I was at 159# before hitting the gym...as of saturday, I weighed in at 175# and still have the same waist size, but fuller in the chest and arms ect.

    When I started out, I was buying protien shake mix from GNC "Re-Build Mass" by Beyond Raw...60g of protien and 850 cal. @ about $65.00 for 6lbs.

    I would mix it everyday with milk in the mornings...eat good foods when I can during the day, and have another serving within a half-hour of my workouts to help repair.

    I foundout, I wasnt still getting enough calories. So...I found another mass/weight gainer that is giving me more calories...AND CHEAPER!.


    I found "Serious Mass" at The Vitamin Shop. Each serving is 1250 calories, 50g of protien, 250g carbs.

    I take this as many times diring the day as a full serving is almost impossible to mix in a shaker with milk...it get too thick, so I cut the serving in half. And for sure, right after a workout.
    and the cost...$52.00 FOR 12lbs! different flavors but I stick to the chocolate..and tastes good too..

    Now my workout routines.

    Remember, to gain muscle mass....more weight...less reps. I like a intense slow reps and do a full body split workout schedule..3-4 day/week split, with some type of cardio on my days off..treadmill...brisk walk..whatever to keep ticker in check.
    But not so much that I burn off what I've gained.

    I also get bored with routines..so I like to switch it up about every 3-4 weeks in my routines and try new workouts...I like the muscle confusion idea. I do have the P90x but is hard with my schedule..but I like using some of the routines from it.

    Last but not least: I dont do anymore than what a routine calls for...(lots of on-line routines) RECOVERY and REST is very serious when gaining. Get it out of your head that spending everyday in the gym and working the same muscle groups will NOT get you gain..just chance for injury..they need to rebuild and recover.

    I NEVER thought I would be able to gain and get toned...EVER!..but I stuck to it..give yourself time and patients..remember..its all about progress..not perfection..before you know it..bam!..you'll notice a change..so take some pictures of yourself as you go..you'll see the difference and compare your first picture.

    Good Luck
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    QUOTE Jan 02, 2012 4:07 PM GMT
    r3dsn0w saidIn addition to everything else you're eating... GOMAD (gallon of milk a day)


    This. And heavy squats.