I wanna gain weight?!

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    Dec 04, 2007 5:54 PM GMT
    Okay, im 6'0 and only weigh 130lbs. I know there are a lot of gay guys out there like me, who would like to gain weight, without having to take a metabolism reducer. I have yet to try any kind of protein supplement, so I was wondering what everyone thought? What would be the best way/ways for me to gain, healthy weight. I would like to bulk up, doesn't even have to be fast, just as long as I know its safe and natural. Any help is appreciated!! thnx guys ~~Z
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    Dec 04, 2007 6:01 PM GMT
    try BSN true mass, it did wonders to me.

  • auryn

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    Dec 04, 2007 6:45 PM GMT
    Eat whole foods (food that is closer to the natural source) instead of processed and canned foods. It's better for you, because your body takes more nutrients from it, and helped me gain weight more than suppliments ever did.

    But not everyone's body is alike, so I would recommend talking to a nutritionist or physician in addition to what you read on this site.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Dec 05, 2007 1:31 AM GMT
    I've been there. 6' and 135 at college graduation. 2.5 years after I started lifting weights, I'm now up to nearly 160--so, still thin, but not so emaciated looking as before. In addition to eating like a crazy person (eat every couple of hours, never let yourself get hungry, but make sure it's relatively healthy stuff rather than as many Big Macs as you can stuff down your throat), you might also need to start exercising less. Low reps, high weight, done only every other day, with your cardio being primarily interval training rather than any real endurance stuff will help. Focus on a few multijoint exercises rather than lots of individual isolation work. It might be counter intuitive, but unless you allow real rest phases, your muscles won't have a chance to grow, and the additional movement is just going to burn even more calories. As far as supplements go, I've only ever used whey protein powder and every once in a while I use creatine for a week or two before ignoring it for a month or so.
  • CurvDkBlkTop

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    Dec 05, 2007 4:02 AM GMT
    Good Advice from Bio Nerd; here are some specifics.

    Determine your 10, 5 and 3 rep Maxes on Bench Press, Weighted Dips, Overhead Presses, Squats, DeadLifts and Leg Presses, Bent Rows, and Pullups/Weighted Pullups.

    If you haven't been lifting for more than 2 months (in order to gain size, you can combine one exercise for each body part and do 2 warmup sets of 12 and 4 "working" sets of 5-8 reps every other day. Make sure you are consuming a MINIMUM of 10xyour desired bodyweight in CLEAN calories
    45% complex carbs, 35% lean protein, 20% healthy fats. Don't forget at least 100oz of water each day to keep your kidneys flushed of excess protein!

    I gained 20lbs in 3 months this way.

    I put on another 15 pounds (of LEAN MUSCLE) in the next 13 weeks months by adding Barbell Curls, Preacher Curls, Close Grip Bench Press, and HEAVY Tricep Pushdowns as an arm day; then i did 3 additional days of Shoulders/Chest, Back and Legs. I did at least 3 sets of Ab work at the end of each workout, working each body part (or set) every 5 to 7 days.

    Hope these specifics help!