Weight Gainer Q

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    Feb 19, 2012 8:57 AM GMT
    Hey guys, so I've started a bulk about a month ago, and haven't gained any way (read: I may have gained 1 pound). Anywho, a friend of mine recommended that I buy "Serious Mass" by ON. So I was about to make a shake before bed and noticed that there's 250g carbs and 50g protein. That seems like a really high carb to protein ratio to me...So I was wondering, am I overreacting to the carbs? Any thoughts/experiences with Serious Mass?
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    Feb 19, 2012 1:02 PM GMT
    no no mostly sugar

    how many calories a day are you eating?
  • Neferti

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    Feb 19, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
    You'll have to adjust your serving size to hit your daily macro goal. Do you always eat only what 1 serving says it is on other products in your kitchen?
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    Feb 19, 2012 10:47 PM GMT
    I'm not a fan of weight gainers either. Inferior protein sources, sugar, and other stuff you don't need. If you need to consume mass calories, try eating more starches like potatoes or yams. Baked potatoes are so easy to prepare. Buy the medium sized potatoes at the market, wash, poke some holes with a fork, wrap in a wet paper towel, put it on a plate, and microwave for a few minutes.

    If you're not a big eater, then consider getting a tub of waxy maize and add a scoop or two to your protein shakes. This will allow you to control the amount of carbs you consume. And the carbs are coming from a "cleaner" source.

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    Feb 19, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    Dude you are bulking lol, fat is gonna come with it - just deal
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    Feb 19, 2012 10:51 PM GMT
    Mass gainers = complex carbs. Yes they have some sugar but it's a pretty inoffensive amount, keeping in mind to the total amount of carbs you're consuming + additional 1000-1500 calories you're adding to your daily diet.

    They work well if you're consistent with them. I'm naturally pretty thin and I was able to put on some good weight with mass gainers. And yes, you will gain some fat. If you have a solid gym routine, it won't really be a problem. You'll just beef up. And beefy is always good icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 22, 2012 3:49 AM GMT
    Thanks for the input. I'm okay with putting on fat, just want to keep things clean as possible. And I don't think I could possibly pile more food into my mouth, gonna stick with this shake stuff for a month and see what happens
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    Apr 02, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    icon_biggrin.gif I'd say a mass gainer is going to be very helpful in the bulking process along with a good diet. You will get some explosive results if taken with a well rounded diet. 7Famark is right, in the bulking process your not going to put on full muscle your going to have some fat in there that you will have to trim off later. So I'd say if your wallet permits it go ahead and get "Serious Mass"
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    Apr 03, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    Isn't it pretty much all fat outside of normal muscle gains through a protein diet? I don't really understand the "bulking" or eating a shit ton of calories / sugar to gain fat, other than people believing they are gaining muscle weight when its truly fat weight.
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    Apr 03, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    Not all of it is fat, if your a hard gainer like I am you will find it easier to shred that little fat off than try to do the impossible which is bulk 40 pounds of complete lean muscle.
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    Apr 03, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
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    Apr 03, 2012 11:11 PM GMT
    adam228 saidno no mostly sugar

    how many calories a day are you eating?


    It is NOT mostly sugar. You ever read the label?

    252g of carbs, of which only 20g are sugars. DOH! You didn't read the label.

    http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/opt/sm.html

    Carbs are protein sparing and provide calories for intense workouts, as well as glycogen loading.

    I have used Serious Mass for years.

    You cannot make gains without calories.