Anyone have any advice in how to gain weight?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Doug Babler, May 17, 2008.

  1. Doug Babler

    Doug Babler Amateur Fighter

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    I fight at 145 lbs and I'm still small compared to the guys i fight. I was wondering if anyone has some dieting or other advice in how to put on maybe five to ten lbs.
     
  2. mschatz

    mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    Eat more?
     
  3. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid In search for the Ultimate cup of Coffee

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    Few threads down theres another weight gaining thread.
     
  4. mschatz

    mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    Q: How do I gain weight:

    A: There are a couple of factors to gaining weight. Eat big but eat clean, lots of whole grains, lots of leafy greens, lots of lean protein, simple carbs in moderation. At least 5-7 meals per day. Snack on things like almonds and yogurt, things with good calories and high nutritious value. If your numbers of calories in is greater than your calories out, you should be gaining weight. If you're eating is clean, you should be gaining lean muscle. Lift BIG. Lots of guys think they lift heavy and really haven't scratched the surface of what their body is capable of. Big weight = big muscles. And get AMPLE rest. 7-8 hours of UNINTERRUPTED sleep per night, and on your days off at-least have one day where you barely move. Your body needs to heal to grow.

    Q: But I do all of that and still can't gain any weight. I MUST be a hardgainer! Right? Don't I need some supplement like GAKIC, LEUKIC, or some high-end Creatine to give me that edge I need?


    A: No, what you are is either a liar, or delusional about your eating or lifting. You cannot do everything perfect and NOT gain any weight. It just doesn't work that way. You're botching it up somewhere. Supplementing aside, your eating and your workouts are where all the real progress is made.

    Q: Okay okay, I admit I don't eat that clean. But why is clean eating so important? Surely I will get bigger eating pizza and McDonalds, I mean their food is loaded with calories right? And if I had a whole bag of Doritos, that's like a billion calories!! Shouldn't I get bigger?

    A: *sigh* You may end up getting fatter. And before you ask no fat does NOT turn into muscle. Fat is fat, muscle is muscle. Completely different molecules that never BECOME each other. And NO you DO NOT want to get fatter, before you say it. You want to put on lean and healthy bodyweight. Getting fatter comes with a laundry-list of health problems. Here, read this: ****bolic Function For Dummies.

    Q: ****bolic Advantages!?!?! Surely that's all nonsense. Isn't a calorie just a calorie?

    A: NO. And don't you come in here spouting that AHA bullshit. Any organization such as the American Heart Association and their Nutritional Committee that puts their "Heart Healthy" stamp of approval on a box of fucking Lucky Charms is NOT to be trusted. There's a whole world of true information out there, you'd be wise to look into it.
     
  5. Doug Babler

    Doug Babler Amateur Fighter

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    I didn't notice the thread that was already made. Thanks for telling me about that.
     
  6. gogoGomi

    gogoGomi unstoppable_flow

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    We dont discuss that sort of thing here.

    Thats crazy talk, man.
     
  7. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid In search for the Ultimate cup of Coffee

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    You should go over to the S&P Forum and read the FAQ and search around. Theres a shit load of great info and how to pack on some muscle and get big. Get your diet straight first.
     
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    stylesbjj** Banned Banned

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    Personally, taking care of my nighttime catabolism issues really accelerates my gains. Lots of cottage cheese before sleep. Whey in the morning. If I have the diligence, mid-sleep protein shake.

    To me, it seems that 'hardgainers' need to address the nighttime catabolism issue more seriously than everyone else. It is serious business for me.
     
  9. jdm_boy

    jdm_boy Black Belt

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    ummm, might I suggest Steroids? j/k. I easily gained 20 lbs with weight gain, and excercise 2-3 times a week. from 165-185 in a span of maybe 2-3 months.
     
  10. Bucketbot

    Bucketbot Blue Belt

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    As has been stated above, the best way to do it is to increase your caloric intake, but ensure that you are eating "good" calories...

    Specifically, do not go out and binge on pizza, pop, McDonalds, etc...
    Sure you will gain weight, but you will also feel like crap!

    I have cousin the is a body builder, and he gains weight by eating tonnes of clean food
    Chicken breasts, veggies, whole grains, etc, etc...

    So depending on how much you want to gain, it is possible to calculate how many extra calories per day that you would need to consume...and once you have figured that out...consume those calories...

    And damn you for having the "problem" of having to gain weight...:icon_chee
     
  11. stylesbjj**

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    btw, saturated fats from fresh and natural sources counts as clean eating. Saturated fats from meats, dairy, and tropical fruits, esp coconut.
     

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