Supplements to increase muscle volume...help pls!!!

  • Shark100

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    May 07, 2012 8:56 AM GMT
    Hey guys, can anybody suggest me any supplement or protein or whaterver (legal ;P) that helps to build up muscles. I started an intensive workout and I am loosing weight really quick, 3Kilos in 2 weeks. I don't want to loose more weight. Any help???
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    May 07, 2012 12:47 PM GMT
    Go check out some weight for height tables. At 5'7" you should only weigh 10% of 148 lbs (67.3 kg).

    Eat more nuts and add dry milk to stuff like cereal or shakes. It adds calories. Calories are energy. Energy is mass (Einstein's equation). Add an extra feeding/meal to your day. It's not hard to gain weight man.

    Also 3 kg = 6.6 lbs. That's a lot of weight loss in 2 weeks. Are you cutting carbohydrate and not drinking water? Eat more carbohydrate (whole grains, breads, cereals). That's a simple way to quickly gain some of that back, as I suspect your diet is low on if you're losing that much weight so fast.

    Finally, as an advocate for food (it's cheaper) I recommend trying the above first. If you'd rather like to part with your money faster, consider any weight gainer supplements--which basically are powders or liquids with highly concentrated calories. Ensure is one I can think of that is recommended in hospital settings...however, there are others you can buy if you so please. Eating more fat and carbs is the easiest way without spending more money...
  • Kobe_Whisky

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    May 07, 2012 12:54 PM GMT
    I have the same problem...I am so sensitive to lose the weight if I work out a lot...

    It's genetic wit all members in my family..

    right now, I am 5'7" with 140 lbs..i am also looking for supplement to gain more bulk muscles.

    I eat a lot good food but the problem is body doesn't absorb the protein and vitamins well.

    need help..pls...
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    May 07, 2012 1:19 PM GMT
    bluey2223 saidGo check out some weight for height tables. At 5'7" you should only weigh 10% of 148 lbs (67.3 kg).

    Eat more nuts and add dry milk to stuff like cereal or shakes. It adds calories. Calories are energy. Energy is mass (Einstein's equation). Add an extra feeding/meal to your day. It's not hard to gain weight man.

    Also 3 kg = 6.6 lbs. That's a lot of weight loss in 2 weeks. Are you cutting carbohydrate and not drinking water? Eat more carbohydrate (whole grains, breads, cereals). That's a simple way to quickly gain some of that back, as I suspect your diet is low on if you're losing that much weight so fast.

    Finally, as an advocate for food (it's cheaper) I recommend trying the above first. If you'd rather like to part with your money faster, consider any weight gainer supplements--which basically are powders or liquids with highly concentrated calories. Ensure is one I can think of that is recommended in hospital settings...however, there are others you can buy if you so please. Eating more fat and carbs is the easiest way without spending more money...


    That bacially covers it: Make sure you are eating plenty of calories and you are getting plenty of protien and carbs from good food (i.e. no McDonald's/frozen dinner crap) You probably are not eating as muhc as oyu think you are. COmming fom the skinny ectomorph side of things I had to learnt ot double my food intake to bulk up like I have.

    As for supplements, I only use one: CytoGainer from Cyto Sport immediately after I lift. I cite that one specifically because it has both high protien and high carbs but NOT high sugar to falsely boost the carbs as most such supps do. Other than that, stick to food and eat four or five medium meals a day (as opposed to three large ones with the largest at dinner, which is the very incorrect American tradition of doing things)..
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    May 07, 2012 2:41 PM GMT
    Kobe_Whisky saidI have the same problem...I am so sensitive to lose the weight if I work out a lot...

    It's genetic wit all members in my family..

    right now, I am 5'7" with 140 lbs..i am also looking for supplement to gain more bulk muscles.

    I eat a lot good food but the problem is body doesn't absorb the protein and vitamins well.

    need help..pls...


    How do you actually "know" that your body doesn't absorb protein and vitamins well? Have you had test to confirm this?

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    May 07, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
    skinny bitch problems ITT
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    May 07, 2012 5:50 PM GMT
    Kobe_Whisky saidI have the same problem...I am so sensitive to lose the weight if I work out a lot...

    It's genetic wit all members in my family..

    right now, I am 5'7" with 140 lbs..i am also looking for supplement to gain more bulk muscles.

    I eat a lot good food but the problem is body doesn't absorb the protein and vitamins well.

    need help..pls...


    Unless you have a malabsorptive disease such as irritible bowel syndrome, Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, or celiac, to name a few, all of which require a medical Dx, then this can be covered with diet education. If you are an alcoholic, you could also have problems absorbing vitamins because it disables vitamin transporters in the gut and destroys the absorptive mucosa.

    Have you tried eating more nuts, seeds, dry milk/milk? How about some brown rice, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, oats? Dump some olive oil on it with some garlic and you have something that tastes good that is high in calories.
  • Shark100

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    May 08, 2012 7:38 AM GMT
    bluey2223 saidGo check out some weight for height tables. At 5'7" you should only weigh 10% of 148 lbs (67.3 kg).

    Eat more nuts and add dry milk to stuff like cereal or shakes. It adds calories. Calories are energy. Energy is mass (Einstein's equation). Add an extra feeding/meal to your day. It's not hard to gain weight man.

    Also 3 kg = 6.6 lbs. That's a lot of weight loss in 2 weeks. Are you cutting carbohydrate and not drinking water? Eat more carbohydrate (whole grains, breads, cereals). That's a simple way to quickly gain some of that back, as I suspect your diet is low on if you're losing that much weight so fast.

    Finally, as an advocate for food (it's cheaper) I recommend trying the above first. If you'd rather like to part with your money faster, consider any weight gainer supplements--which basically are powders or liquids with highly concentrated calories. Ensure is one I can think of that is recommended in hospital settings...however, there are others you can buy if you so please. Eating more fat and carbs is the easiest way without spending more money...
    Hey mate thanks for taking time reading my post. Indeed you are right, I had approx. one month having a terrible diet, no breakfast at all, one yogurt or sandwich for lunch and then dinner. Not much water unless I go to the gym. Veggies are part of my normal diet and nuts as well, wholegrain and also meat. Not junk food, no smoke, no alcohol, I guess the problem is that I started going to the gym after many years, all this time I have been active by running and swimming but now I alternate gym and swimming 5 times a week, which is a bit drastic. But I feel really good. The trainer 2 the gym said my weight is not bad for my height, however I do not want to loose much weight, that is why I want to know about anything that can help me to keep it or increase a bit of muscle. Thanks for the suggestion , I will try to follow it!!!
  • musclejames

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    Jun 06, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    http://www.letsgetbuff.com/product/muscletech-hardcore-pro-series-mass-tech-5lb/ If you are lifting weights, and are serious about gaining weight try this!

    It works great.

    Otherwise, eat a ton of chicken breasts, and whole grains.

    If you need to save some cash, I get cheap ground beef and boil all the fat out of it. I usually boil it twice. Spice it up with some taco seasoning, and eat it with some cheddar cheese and whole grain tortillas.

    mmmmm!
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    Jun 06, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    Creatine!
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    Jun 06, 2012 2:40 AM GMT
    Creatine makes you bloaty.

    Complex carbs are slow, and protein sparing.

    Eat.
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    Jun 07, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
    Shark100 saidSupplements to increase muscle volume...help pls!!!
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    Oh wait, you said muscle, not music. Nevermind.