What's a realistic goal?

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    Sep 20, 2007 4:29 PM GMT
    I'm 6'1 195 lbs, and my goal weight is 210-215. What is a realistic goal to acheive this type of gain? How long should it take? My body generally responds pretty quickly to weight training, but I've never attempted a big gain like this. Any advice?
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    Sep 20, 2007 5:18 PM GMT
    I'm no dietician or nutritionist (and I don't play one on tv), but, I'm pretty sure that if you tap one of these 3x/day for a few weeks, you'll see that gain.

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    Sep 20, 2007 9:35 PM GMT
    If your taking body weight fast, muscle weight 10 to 12 months depending on how you workout. Don't do cardio eat about 3500 cal a day and get 8 to 10 hrs of sleep a night.
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    Joe
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    Sep 20, 2007 10:11 PM GMT
    Bring on about 300 to 400 grams of protein per day.

    Eat small meal often, about every 2 hours.

    Do interval training. Don't do endless hours of cardio, but, don't just lift weights.

    See food and eat it.
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    Sep 21, 2007 12:27 AM GMT
    Give yourself a good two years if you're going the natural route. If you can put on 8-10 lbs of LEAN mass in a year, you'll be doing well. If you have good genes, maybe a bit better. I've never prescribed the "eat everything in sight regardless of what it is" mentality when trying to get bigger. No matter how much you work out, if your diet sucks, you're going to get fat. Take Chucky's advice and eat well balanced small meals often throughout the day. If you really want to be serious, make your food at home and carry it with you. Your workouts should consisit of basic compound exercises that will build mass and fully develop the muscle groups. Cardio you'll have to adjust to your body type. If you tend to put on muscle easily, I'd say four days a week max. If you are a hard gainer, keep it to a minimum and not too intense. Cardio is important but if you are trying to gain mass and you're a hard gainer it's going to slow you down.
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    Sep 21, 2007 1:20 AM GMT
    SNSS is the voice of reason, as usual.

    If you learn all you can about sports nutrtion, it will help you tremendously.

    As he said, 10# year of lean mass is a very fine gain. You say your body responds pretty quickly to weight training - but if you were genetically gifted or inclined to carry a lot of muscle, you'd probably already be 235 or more.

    Take your time, and concentrate on balanced development. Leg work, if your knees, etc are good, is a great stimulator of the metabolism.

    Joey
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    Sep 21, 2007 4:16 AM GMT
    Thank you all for your input. This give me some idea what I should expect. :)