I think I know why I'm not gaining weight.

  • TallSoCal

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    Dec 15, 2008 10:43 PM GMT
    I've been working out pretty hard for about 3 months now. 4 or 5 times a week. I can definitely see changes in my body, but my weight slowly goes down. I think it's because I'm growing taller still. I mean, c'mon...I'm already 6'4". I walk through enough spider webs as it is, but 6'5"? I'm growing in the wrong direction! Everyone says "eat eat and eat!", and believe me. I do that. I'm pretty much addicted to food. I'd rather eat than hang out with my friends sometimes. I know. It's bad. But could that be the reason my weight isn't going up? icon_mad.gif
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    Dec 15, 2008 11:32 PM GMT
    your only twenty so I wouldn't be surprised if you still are growing, the likely hood of an inch though, pretty slim, by 17 - 19 you've hit the hight your going to get, but you start filling out, your chest/shoulders start the broaden up, thicken, your waist will generally widen out too, your muscles should start to fill in too and stop you from looking scrawny fast growing kid.

    I'm no expert.. but maybe you might have been hitting the gym a little to heard, are you getting enough rest? are you eating right? are you feeling alright? not drained, constantly tired or generally out of sorts?
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 16, 2008 12:00 AM GMT
    Relax I couldn't gain any decent size until 27-28.
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    Dec 16, 2008 2:21 AM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidRelax I couldn't gain any decent size until 27-28.


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    Dec 16, 2008 2:21 AM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidRelax I couldn't gain any decent size until 27-28.


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    Dec 16, 2008 2:33 AM GMT
    I don't know. It's not really how much you eat, it's what you eat. You need protein (i'm sure you know). And rest too. If you don't allow your body to rest, then you're not going to see any change. Other then that, I think It could be you frame type. I don't know much about it, but i do know that some people is harder to gain weight because they'd need to first develop a muscle frame (or something like that). I don't know what it's called, but there are different frame types.

    Where one type is easier to weight (muscle and fat). And for the other type, it's easy to lose weight but harder to gain muscle.
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    Dec 16, 2008 2:42 AM GMT
    EAT MOR CHIKIN!

    If you ain't eating eight meals a day YOU'RE NOT EATING ENOUGH

    If you ain't grazing between those eight meals, YOU'RE NOT EATING ENOUGH

    If you feel hungry, YOU'RE NOT EATING ENOUGH

    If you ain't getting a minimum 300g of complex carbs and 200g of protein, YOU'RE NOT EATING ENOUGH

    If you aren't gaining ANY weight, YOU'RE CLEARLY NOT EATING ENOUGH
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    Dec 16, 2008 2:42 AM GMT
    Rule 1: If you eat more calories than you consume, you will gain weight, no matter what the food is.

    If you are losing weight, but, feel you are eating, understand than lean muscle weighs more than fat. If you have been partying and not working out, you are losing lean muscle, and weight, as well as your ability to burn those calories at rest.

    If you eat, but, eat foods that aren't caloricly dense, you won't gain weight. See rule 1.
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    Dec 16, 2008 2:49 AM GMT
    Don't forget: you're not eating enough.
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    Dec 16, 2008 3:08 AM GMT
    yep, you heard it from the experts, force feeding and eating when your body doesnt want you to, is extremely healthy..thats the path to better health.

    eat till you vomit.
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    Dec 16, 2008 3:15 AM GMT
    LOL...no one gets force fed around house, but, we sure aren't 6ft and 145 tiny pounds.

    I was 175 pounds at 12% at 5'5" in HIGH SCHOOL. Good solid food, genes, and genetics.

    Save your sarcasm for someone like yourself.

    Continue to train like an idiot; training the way you have...things will stay the same. It's all science, and hardly like building the atom bomb.
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    Dec 16, 2008 3:17 AM GMT
    if i were bald and 5'-5", id be angry too icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 16, 2008 3:22 AM GMT
    It's always the skinny guys who think they have the better method.

    So tell me, sundayswim, how would you approach Awemazing's problem?
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    Dec 16, 2008 3:31 AM GMT
    Hey Little Buddy, I like bald. In fact, I shave my head with a razor!

    Your low esteem doesn't transfer to me. Instead of offering solid advice for the poster (i.e. eat more calories than you consume to gain weight), you lashed out in jealousy, and hatred, to a complete stranger. How unbecoming.

    I like being bald. I like weighing 210#. I like being a consistent 9.9 in my ratings. I like the fact that I've been recruited by Chippendales, and worked for US Male. I like the fact that I'm nationally qualified in one of the most disciplined and difficult sports around.

    So...Little Buddy, if you think throwing insults at me is going to help the poster, get me riled, or advance your goals, I'm afraid your youthful self-centeredness / ignorance has plainly got the better of you.

    In a world of 7 BILLION people, some guy 6feet tall and 135 pounds who starts in on me from half a world a way is someone that I laugh at. I'm laughing at you Little Buddy. I didn't start it, but, I did finish it.

    Do you have a cholesterol of 130? I bet you don't. Do you rank in the top 2% nationally in fitness? Have you ever been studied by research bodies for being a classic mesomorph? I reckon not. Have you had Sagi Kalev as your personal trainer, and friend? I reckon not.

    Remember, when you lash out, you only show your lack of character, and maturity, add nothing to the poster's goal, and you sure has heck don't bother me. I find you predictable, and entertaining.

    When you can speak in a qualified fashion, in a mature manner, hit me up. My name and email are all over my profile and all over bodybuilding.com. LOL.

    http://www.bodybuilders.com/chuckg.htm

    You think I got how I am by taking a magic pill? Of course not. I spent over 33 years in the gym, Little Buddy.

    Now, go eat. You look like you're from Ethiopia.

    Again, I say, setting your insults aside: gaining weight is simple. Eat more calories than you consume. Rest. Workout, Repeat. Also, I say again: if you continue to do things the same they will stay mostly the same. Life is like that.

    Little Buddy, success is by design, and will, not by a pill, or training in a dumb way. Smarten up. Get a clue, and don't lash out at others with sound ideas that you resent because of your own insecurities. I.e., grow up; become a real boy.
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    Dec 16, 2008 3:33 AM GMT
    to flex89:
    by mocking the "advice" he is getting and suggesting that maybe his problem isnt real?

    he is 20, and looks fine. i know you want to help him, i do too.

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    Dec 16, 2008 3:37 AM GMT
    flex89, weighed 135 when he met me. Now, he lives with me and is a hunky 210. I took his picture just a couple of nights ago.

    My advice seems to have worked in a major way for flex89.

    Flex89 has been talking to a muscle magazine I hooked him up with for doing a teen bodybuilding article. Who do you guess has been his trainer? Oh, DOH!....To bad.

    The question posted, that someone seems to forget here, was how to gain weight. Eat more than you consume. Eat until it hurts, and then eat extra.

    The question was not about how the poster looked. The question was not to insult other posters in the topic, but, to tell him how to gain weight.

    flex89 gained 74 pounds of muscle in 5 months by doing what he was told. He's a type 1 diabetic, too.

    It may not work for a 6, 145# kid, but, it's worked for countless others, and is sound advice. No need for the pettiness or infantilism, Little Buddy.
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    Dec 16, 2008 3:44 AM GMT
    sundayswim saidhe is 20, and looks fine. i know you want to help him, i do too.

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    We're awaiting your advice.
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    Dec 16, 2008 3:44 AM GMT
    Wow, chunky monkey...youre almost as crazy as Pattison in Australia.

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    Dec 16, 2008 4:04 AM GMT
    sundayswim saidif i were bald and 5'-5", id be angry too icon_biggrin.gif


    Although I found this absolutely hysterical this

    sundayswim saidWow, chunky monkey...youre almost as crazy as Pattison in Australia.


    Was below the belt!
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    Dec 16, 2008 4:26 AM GMT
    It's o.k. I understand the source. He did exactly as we predicted he would, and never did offered a solution for weight gain. He's what we call in the biz "a hater", or a "lasher." We take it with a grain of salt, and as illustration of the social immaturity of some folks.
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    Dec 16, 2008 6:05 AM GMT
    I think bulk is far to over rated now days and the insatiable quest is overly costly and I am not sure that it's all that healthy so....

    eat right

    get your rest....

    work out moderately.....

    get some abs......

    life will be good.....

    it is for me and I am toning down not up!!!

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    Dec 16, 2008 6:10 AM GMT
    The changes you're seeing in your body are more or less fat deposits slowly disspearing as your burn them away. You're becoming leaner and fat weighs more than muscle right? At least that's what I was always told
  • dionysus

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    Dec 16, 2008 3:41 PM GMT
    there's a test run by a machine produced by "bodygem." its an RMR test. based off of breathing into this device (nose plugged, just mouth) it will determine how much O2 you use within a certain period of time, make that period into one day and tell you your daily caloric consumption. based on that, you add 500 calories to your daily Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). the most accurate test result is when you do not eat, drink coffee, workout or anything else 4-5 hours prior to taking the test. suggestion: wake up. go to the gym. get the test done. the 500 calories is because lb of fat = 3500 Calories. therefore, to gain one lb, you need to ingest 3500 Calories, 3500/7 = 500. personally, my RMR is 2620. your's is probably somewhere below that. you can even do a crappy inefficient on-line test just to get an answer out of it, but basically, im guessing you're going to need to run at about 3000 calories a day, and do that for one month. if those workouts still do not seem to be working, check your diet: multi-vitamin? additional protein source? 40% of your caloric intake from fat? your body is a very finely tuned machine and unless you are considering every possibility, its not going to respond to your workouts at all.

    thats about all i got.
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    Dec 16, 2008 5:42 PM GMT
    xoxdemariaxox saidThe changes you're seeing in your body are more or less fat deposits slowly disspearing as your burn them away. You're becoming leaner and fat weighs more than muscle right? At least that's what I was always told


    As far as we know, Awemazing isn't seeing any changes.

    Also, keep in mind, a pound of fat weighs the same as a pound of muscle, but muscle is more dense than fat. Assuming that you were 200 lbs with 8% body fat, you would take up less space than someone who's 200 lbs with 35% body fat.

    Remember, high school physics still apply and Google is always a click away.
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    Dec 16, 2008 8:05 PM GMT
    You may think you're eating enough. But, if you still like food -- you absolutely are not eating enough.

    You must eat until eating is a burden. Until you hate it more than anything.

    Or maybe that's just me. icon_smile.gif