Tips for putting on weight?

  • northernblood

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    Apr 03, 2015 4:18 AM GMT
    My regiment right now is 150 push ups during the day 150 before I go to bed, as well as a set or two of 60 situps. I have been doing whey protein as well. Still at a frustration 140-145 lbs. I would like to put on 20 pounds or so, wondering if there are any tricks you could help me with. I also have limited time every day, so the gym can be an impractical option.
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    Apr 04, 2015 1:30 AM GMT
    What's your diet like otherwise? How many meals do you eat per day and what's in them?
  • jeepguySD

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    Apr 04, 2015 1:41 PM GMT
    If your goal is to bulk up then you need to do more than just pushups and sit ups...more than just body weight exercises. Those exercises are nice components of a more comprehensive lifting plan.

    I went from 121 lbs to 177 lbs in 3 years (see my before photo). That required that I learn how to lift: proper form, right exercises (isolating the muscle groups), heavy weights, working to failure, and protein shakes in addition to eating better.

    Six months after I starting lifting (properly) in the gym I had gained 15 lbs of muscle. Six months after that I had gained a total of 30 lbs of muscle. But it took more than just push ups and sit ups...a lot more!
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    Apr 04, 2015 1:44 PM GMT
    5 g of creatine 4 times a day for 5 days (try to space it 4-5 hours).
    5 g of creatine twice a day for another 6-8 weeks.

    Drink plenty of water.

    Not sure if you are doing enough work... No gym but could you get a pull up bar? And do some handstand work. Mix your sit ups up with some hollow body work.
  • LJay

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    Apr 05, 2015 2:42 AM GMT
    Jeepguy has some good advice. You need a rounded exercise program. Screw the drugs and supplements.

    Eat well but moderately and keep healthful foods in mind.

    You are just at the age before a bit of natural bulking out occurs. No need to push too much.

  • northernblood

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    Apr 05, 2015 4:06 PM GMT
    Thanks for the tips guys. I don't have time for much of a workout session with school and work, both of which are pretty physically demanding. I am going to get a pull up bar and maybe a few weights. What's the difference between creatine and whey? I think I have a buddy that can teach me to lift properly. . . . He's pretty cute too.
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    Apr 09, 2015 3:33 PM GMT
    northernblood saidWhat's the difference between creatine and whey?


    Whey is an easily digestible protein mix extracted from milk.

    Creatine is an energy carrier molecule. When you eat large amounts of it strength increases to some extent (more if your diet is deficient in creatine) and muscle volume. Remember to drink lots of water. Tablets are a little more expensive but worth it and creatine is cheap compared to other supplements. Don't get mixes.