20 kg (44 lbs) weigh gain in 18 months?

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    Feb 07, 2012 2:51 PM GMT
    I met a guy at my college gym the other day who told me he gained 20 kg of weigh in the span of one and a half years. He is around 180 cm tall and currently weighs a little over 100 kg (220 lbs). He is rather lean too, with no blubber around his waist at all. That adds up to (probably) the most impressive physique I have ever seen in real life, but I find his weigh gain story quite unbelievable. Is it really possible to gain that much in 18 months, while keeping his body fat low?

    What is the most rapid period of weigh gain you have experienced personally? How was your weight evolving during that period of time?
  • mikey_101

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    Feb 07, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    I first started weight training and gained 2 stones (12.7 kg) in the first 18 months.... but lost 1/2stone (3kg) in the last 6 months.

    I struggle to put weight on.... if this guy easily builds muscle, the figures quoted seem reasonable.
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    Feb 07, 2012 4:24 PM GMT
    This is very possible, I gained 25 lbs in 1 year.
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    Feb 07, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    Ckfeezy saidThis is very possible, I gained 25 lbs in 1 year.



    20kg is different than 20lbs...
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    Feb 07, 2012 4:28 PM GMT
    Well it's possible. I have gained 30 lbs in 4 months last summer. Some muscle but um... I also got fat as well. D:
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    Feb 07, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    Ruskach said
    Ckfeezy saidThis is very possible, I gained 25 lbs in 1 year.



    20kg is different than 20lbs...


    Obviously, i'm saying serious weight gain can be achieved in that amount of time. (I'm pretty good at reading subjects to forums)
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    Feb 08, 2012 12:44 AM GMT
    Ckfeezy said
    Ruskach said
    Ckfeezy saidThis is very possible, I gained 25 lbs in 1 year.



    20kg is different than 20lbs...


    Obviously, i'm saying serious weight gain can be achieved in that amount of time. (I'm pretty good at reading subjects to forums)


    20 lbs : 9 kg
    it's not even half of what the guy wants

    so basically he'd have to spend his year in the gym
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    Feb 08, 2012 12:48 AM GMT
    I've seen guys...my roomie in particular...gain as much as 80 lbs of muscle in less than six months. When a guy is young, works out, and starts eating...things come together in a magical way.
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    Feb 08, 2012 2:07 AM GMT
    Genetics can be freaky. I read up on a guy at this one forum I used to post at who went from 150lbs to well over 200 lbs basically muscle with no supplements (or at least he claimed) in a couple years.

    True, you make most gains when you start, especially when you have a good idea what to do. I went from 135 lbs to 165-170 lbs in that similar timespan, but considering I have a taller frame and was underweight, it was really me catching up to normal weight.

    I'll type it again, but genetics is a huge factor whether a certain individual is able to gain X amount of muscle in a year or two.

  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 08, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    I'm not buying it, unless steroids were involved. I'm a medical type guy. The cells can only do so much on their own.
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    Feb 08, 2012 2:21 AM GMT
    I think it's possible. A lot of guys that age are still growing pretty fast even without working out.
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    Feb 08, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    I gained 20 lbs just by eating more, watching my protein intake and doing proper weight gain workouts, and it took me 11 months. I also slacked off for half of the year, and didn`t even really take any supplements either. To boot I have a crazy high metabolism as well, so he probably was telling the truth, as long as he admits that he worked his ass off..
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    Feb 08, 2012 4:15 AM GMT
    It's definitely possible. When I was younger I went fron 175 to 205 in prob less than a year just from eating enough of the right food and being consistent in the gym. Previously one or the other was missing. Some people accused me of steroids, but I'm relativley lucky in that dept, I respond well.
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    Feb 08, 2012 9:18 AM GMT
    Sure, I went from 136 to 160 the last 5 months and aiming for 175 by mid-year... but I'm not talking complete muscle gain. That'd be crazy icon_razz.gif

    So maybe you're asking if lean muscle gain is possible? Idk there.

    I think it really depends on how well you know your body and persistance in dieting.
  • helios01

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    Feb 08, 2012 9:43 AM GMT
    Anything is possible with the power of love!!!....

    lol sorry just had to say this

    But i think so. This guy at my college put on quite a bit of muscle in a year. He weighed 140 and according to his friend he is 173. But maybe wrong on the numbers... the guy hates my guts so i cant ask him for the 411
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    Feb 08, 2012 9:49 AM GMT
    It's pretty normal to gain 30 lbs in 3 months in military boot camp if you are a skinny kid or lose if you are fat. I've gained 10 lbs in one month without really trying . You totally don't need steroids.
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    Feb 08, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
    I gained 20lbs in 18 months and my bf is less than it was... I was 140lbs at 14.5% bf in September of 2010. I am now 160lbs at 13.25% bf.

    Clean eating, working out regularly and staying motivated are key.

    Might be slow, compared to some guys, but I think I'm on target and making good progress.
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    Feb 08, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    When I graduated high school, I was 150. After finishing my 3rd semester in college(1.5 years later,) I currently weight 188. That's with a somewhat consistent workout regimen and nutrition plan
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    Feb 08, 2012 10:04 PM GMT
    My weight oscillates constantly between 170 something and 220 something, pretty much in less than a year to a year. Sometimes I eat very little for extended periods, other times I eat EVERYTHING in sight for several months. It's totally possible.
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    Feb 09, 2012 6:31 PM GMT
    Todaynewday saidI met a guy at my college gym the other day who told me he gained 20 kg of weigh in the span of one and a half years. He is around 180 cm tall and currently weighs a little over 100 kg (220 lbs). He is rather lean too, with no blubber around his waist at all. That adds up to (probably) the most impressive physique I have ever seen in real life, but I find his weigh gain story quite unbelievable. Is it really possible to gain that much in 18 months, while keeping his body fat low?

    What is the most rapid period of weigh gain you have experienced personally? How was your weight evolving during that period of time?


    Yeah, it's completely possible to gain .5 a pound a week, if your genetics allow it, and your diet and training are on the up and up.
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    Feb 09, 2012 6:40 PM GMT
    Ive only recently tried to gain weight (to bulk up) and I find it very difficult to do. (If anyone has good meals plans, let me know)


    I have, though, lost 30 lbs in 3 months from dieting and cardio workouts.
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    Feb 09, 2012 8:19 PM GMT
    Todaynewday saidI met a guy at my college gym the other day who told me he gained 20 kg of weigh in the span of one and a half years. He is around 180 cm tall and currently weighs a little over 100 kg (220 lbs). He is rather lean too, with no blubber around his waist at all.

    What was his body fat percentage before and after?
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    Feb 09, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
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    Feb 09, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
    I put on more than that (60) in one year when I first went on antidepressants and stopped what was a very active lifestyle. I recommend that route to no one.