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  1. #1 How to gain muscle mass? 
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    I know this thread may seem VERY stupid to those who are trying to lose weight, but gaining weight for some including myself is a VERY hard task.

    It is just as hard as a person who is trying to lose weight I assume, regardless I have been 5'10" and around 120-130lbs for a VERY long time, but I can't seem to gain weight???

    I weight lift regularly, please give suggestions thank you!


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    Stay thin as long as you can it is much better to be a little underweight than overweight. As you grow older you will gain more weight but you must take the time to do so naturally. That is my suggestion but here is another:

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...g27il8APeFnqhA


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    Thank you! What I am worried about is that I have increased height without gaining weight, like 5'7" to 5'10"
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    Increase your calorie uptake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mat5592 View Post
    Increase your calorie uptake.
    I try, but I always feel really full super early, is there any way to go around this? Or be able to eat more?

    I know I may sound like a COMPLETE tool, but I am being honest it is very difficult
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    As you mature you will gain weight as I said so just be comfortable being the weight you are now.
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    You say you lift weights regularly, but it sounds as though you are not working hard enough. If you are just doing 20 slow reps on your various muscle groups in an air-conditioned gym, moving slowly between machines but without working up a sweat, then nothing much is going to happen.

    [Disclaimer: I am assuming you are fit and healthy and have no health issues]

    You need to get your heart and lungs working really hard: using up your body energy stores by using your whole body together: getting very out of breath, very physically tired, hot and sweaty on a regular basis. Try circuit training or running assault courses, and increase your protein intake.

    As you work harder your body will demand more food. You need to get to the stage where you are ingesting more than 2500 calories per day.

    Don't eat crap. Good quality protein, fruit and veg are what you need. Forget about processed food, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, "energy" bars, "energy" drinks and all that nonsense. Just eat good quality, unprocessed, plain food that you prepare and cook yourself, and drink only plain water.

    Let us know how you get on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceNoob View Post
    I know this thread may seem VERY stupid to those who are trying to lose weight, but gaining weight for some including myself is a VERY hard task.

    It is just as hard as a person who is trying to lose weight I assume, regardless I have been 5'10" and around 120-130lbs for a VERY long time, but I can't seem to gain weight???

    I weight lift regularly, please give suggestions thank you!

    Well heck, I don't know why you want to gain weight, but here be the low down. When you lift weights, do very few reps with very heavy weights. It will help to build muscle weight, but will also use a fair amount of calories, so what are favorite foods of yours?
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    Mayflow has the right idea.

    You want a sprinter's or a dasher's body



    No a marathoner's body



    So, you should do anaerobic exercises: more weight, fewer reps (in the philosophy of the sprint/dash max force over very short time). Work different muscles on alternate days so your muscles have a time to grow, otherwise, it is self-defeating. Exercising produces tiny tears in the muscles, which need 48 hours to repair. Add weight when you can do too many reps in one set ... perhaps over ten.

    Everyone should eat a healthy diet, and you should include more calories. Both non-muscle mass and muscle mass will increase. You can get rid of the flab later. Actually, some flab is healthy. Near-zero body fat may look awesome, but it's unhealthy

    There is something else, but I forget the name of it. Some people can build wild amounts of hard muscle, get ripped, etc. Others can't. It's genetic, and involves "static" signals coming down motor neurons to the muscles, which keeps the muscles faintly twitching when not actually being used. Don't beat yourself up over the genes you were dealt at birth.

    Anaerobic exercises thicken the walls of your heart for it to pump higher pressure. Aerobic exercises increase the capacity of the heart to get the most blood/oxygen to the tissues.
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    The most physically demanding thing that humans do is:



    Ballet.





    Not very much weight with them is there?
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    Ive had the same problem for years.

    An easy way to gain weight is protein or weightgainer shakes with fatty milk, ice cream, peanut butter and eggs. One such shake can contain 1500 calories. So 2 per day and you got 3000. Then eat normally and remember to eat even if not hungry (can be really hard). Im 73KG now and weighed 64KG 4 months ago. Its still hard as hell to gain weight but getting there.

    Also use olive oil. 1DL = 450 calories.

    Im not sure if its a nourishment disease or my scandinavian genes but gaining body mass for me has always felt like a futile battle
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrmonroe View Post
    There is something else, but I forget the name of it. Some people can build wild amounts of hard muscle, get ripped, etc. Others can't. It's genetic, and involves "static" signals coming down motor neurons to the muscles, which keeps the muscles faintly twitching when not actually being used. Don't beat yourself up over the genes you were dealt at birth.
    Muscle tone. Lack of it is hypotonia.
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    Thank you for the suggestions, yeah I lift very hard, I want to get body like mayweather as you said.

    I am just trying to gain any weight even fat, I feel like I can only gain muscle if I do gain weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceNoob View Post
    Thank you for the suggestions, yeah I lift very hard, I want to get body like mayweather as you said.

    I am just trying to gain any weight even fat, I feel like I can only gain muscle if I do gain weight.
    Just be happy with you as you are naturally.
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    I will post pictures of myself flex and unflex to show you guys why I would like to gain weight.
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    Ok, but I am not so sure I want to see this.
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    Well if 3 months from now your advice works ill post update picture to show how physics can relate to physique!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceNoob View Post
    I know this thread may seem VERY stupid to those who are trying to lose weight, but gaining weight for some including myself is a VERY hard task.

    It is just as hard as a person who is trying to lose weight I assume, regardless I have been 5'10" and around 120-130lbs for a VERY long time, but I can't seem to gain weight???

    I weight lift regularly, please give suggestions thank you!
    I can relate to this. In High School I was 140 pounds @ 6' and most of that was in my legs.
    Discuss your food intake and timing. If you don't know the calories, start a diary immediately.
    Describe your current workout regimen in some detail (weight used, exercises, timing).
    Heavy weight workouts do not benefit everyone, and can easily get you injured, sometimes permanently.
    If your body is not responding to typical weight training while consuming adequate calories, dedicated sarcoplasmic hypertrophy routines will help get you started.
    Back to me. My arms measured 10 1/2 inches at the time. I said my legs were my only large muscles. They measured 29 inches which was larger than my waist. I had a three speed bicycle and rode it everywhere. What does that tell you?
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    Hey, I've got one for your arms if you want to try it. Start by walking and doing a curl with your left arm when stepping with the right foot, and one with your right arm when stepping the the left foot. Start with small hand weights, and when you feel good with it, move the weight up. It has to be something you enjoy doing or you won't want to keep doing it.

    No matter what you do in exersize, you need to intake more calories than you use to gain weight. That's why I asked what you like to eat.
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    Well,until somebody answers my question,I guess I will give my opinion on this.
    To gain muscle mass,you need to do two things:eat in excess and lift heavy weights.
    A few guidelines on eating:have three square meals/day,big meals at that,something like this:eggs,bacon,toast and some poptarts for breakfast,Chipotle,Subway MC or something similar for lunch,and for dinner a pizza,pasta and beef,steak and potatoes,or something similar.Drink one gallon of milk a day(fatty milk is the best,if it's chocolate milk even better).This will be enough to gain tremendously in the beginning,and after that you can do one-two weightgainer shakes during the day:4 scoops of whey protein,choc milk,peanut butter,ice cream and olive oil.These are just guidelines,bottomline is:get dirty,get nasty with your foods,don't eat like a Cardio Queen or Zumba Princess.
    On training:to gain weight,besides food you will need to lift heavy weights.You should seriously consider powerlifting(look it up on google) and do something similar to Starting Strength or Madcow's 5x5.Keep in mind:work with heavy weights,and do compound exercises:barbell squat,barbell bench press,barbell deadlift and barbell military press.Those should be the bread and butter of your training regime.Also,until your lifting technique/form is perfect,you shouldn't consider heavy weights,so it would be best to ask someone knowledgeable to teach you how to lift weights to avoid injury.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    The most physically demanding thing that humans do is:



    Ballet.





    Not very much weight with them is there?
    I hope this was a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by owlman View Post
    I hope this was a joke.
    Ballet is no joke, and neither is figure skating. He's doing this one-handed and moving on skates and maybe spinning around as they go!



    Anyone care to debate spins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    Stay thin as long as you can it is much better to be a little underweight than overweight. As you grow older you will gain more weight but you must take the time to do so naturally. That is my suggestion but here is another:

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...g27il8APeFnqhA
    This answer is wrong, it is scientifically proven that it is better to be slightly overweight then underweight.
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