Your best suggestion for weight gain

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  1. B_mitchymo

    B_mitchymo New Member

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    Any of you guys know a great way of gaining weight?....i eat and eat yet never put on weight...i have a physical job so any weight gain would convert to muscle, i don't have a bad tone at the moment but it doesn't really show except in my arms because i'm such a rake! advice welcome
     
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    You might check out a weightlifting site like bodybuilding.com that has tons of research and advice on this subject. You might not want to eat just anything but eat rather a specific protein weight drink with weight lifting. By the way, you are really a handsome guy and you have a nice physique.
     
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    Thank you for the advice CUBE ... and the compliment! lol
     
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    I wish I had your problem!
     
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    Mitchymo -- #1 you are WAY sexy both in looks and body. You look very proportioned in my book. Seriously.

    #2 I used to have no luck gaining weight either -- was 155 lbs. into my early 30's. Now I weigh 175 lbs. Protein, Protein, Protein. Otherwise carbs won't built muscle.

    Be careful what you wish for. Now it's a conscious effort to stay 175 lbs.

    Take care sexy.
     
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    Squats and deadlifts, plus lots of protein and rest.
     
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    Yeah Mitch, I'm with CUBE on this. You don't look underweight at all. Your torso and chest have definition, your legs look proportionately muscular, your shoulders are broad enough that you can be that weight and look really good.

    If I looked that good, I wouldn't push it. I'm a big believer in eating real foods to gain weight, not protein shakes and the like because the body can absorb nutrients, minerals, and vitamins from food far easier than from artificial supplements. If you're serious about doing this, I highly suggest having a consultation with a nutritionist. Together you will estimate your daily calorie burn, level of activity including muscle building and cardio, and then put together a plan that will give you foods your body can process so you can gain weight safely and healthily so you will avoid heart disease and other maladies later in life.
     
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    i agree with jason. please consult a nutritionist. if you can not afford one where you are you can go to a free clinic and talk to one there too. they help all kinds of people that do not have a good diet or nutriton diet.
     
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    Thank you everybody...i figure that the protein is seriously lacking in my diet...the fruit and veg i eat is seldom green with the exception of broccoli and green beans and i never eat red meat as usually i opt for chicken or fish. I hate the taste of nuts even though i know they are also high protein...i'm gonna have a look on the net for a list of high protein foods to incorporate into my diet.
     
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    It's not so much protein as it is carbs, calories, and protein. Like others who responded above I too was twink-like in body weight until my 30's or 40's.

    When one's metabolism is high (like mine was and I suspect yours) you can take in a lot of food but your body burns it up too fast. The only way to gain is to take in more than you burn up.

    But believe me, after you hit mid-age you'll be glad you started so slim because your metabolism slows and the pounds start showing up, beginning with the tummy.

    The usual recommended weight training routine (for weight gain) is power type exercises (heavier weight, low reps) on major body parts (as opposed to isolated muscle groups). If you're thinking of going that route check with a physician, nutritionists and/or expert in training first.
     
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    Yea I also have a high metabolism. In high school I did strength and endurance workouts because I didn't wanna be all bulky and shit, but I also wanted to be lean and toned.
     
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    I have tried everything, my metabolism runs so damned high.
    Good luck
     
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    My daily physical training regime (when its not swimming season) includes running miles interspersed with stops to do sets of plain old pushups. Its the same PT routine I learned from wildland firefighters. I can't believe how fast the pushups put bulk on my arms, shoulders and chest.
     
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    I heard carbs are the best way to go if your working out natural sugars not shit with corn syrup in it and proteins like large steaks. One thing you have to keep on mine though it in and out. You have to keep the calories higher then what you burn off so if you working out and burning up 2500 calories a day you'd have to eat 3000 calories to gain. This could me two steaks instead of one and 2 helpings of pasta and say 4 eggs instead of 2. I'd still stay away from high fat foods though cuz its still a heart issue. And supplements can kill ya so don't so that road at all.
     
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    good luck with that!

    never have had much bodyfat to begin with, am now pushing 127 centimeters (50 inches) chest size coats, waist size is unchanged (81 centimeters, 32 inches), and still am at the same weight as when I was wearing several 106 centimeter (42 inch) suit coats
    :confused:
     
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