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Oriachim
02-16-2008, 06:30 AM
I have trouble gaining weight. I am 21 yrs old but have a very fast matalobism or however its spelt. I eat a LOT of food, and when I mean a lot of food, i'm not picky with what I eat. Any ideas? Perhaps supplements and what food you eat?

Fidayin
02-16-2008, 07:35 AM
eat 4000 calories a day for 1 week , and then weight urself if u haven't gained weight eat 4500 a day and so on. And do weight liffiting during that time.

skyler
02-16-2008, 08:11 AM
More calories, supplements and weights.

msagrain
02-16-2008, 11:23 AM
currys ......

TexasTitan
02-16-2008, 12:37 PM
This is probably my specialty. I weighed about 134 last year. I was frustrated, lifting a lot etc, tryign to gain weight. I got up to 148 on a freak metabolism like yours. All it takes is eating eating eating, bread and meat. Try Muscle Milk (The collegiant version) if you really think you need a supplement and eat IMMEDIATLY post workout.

http://www.t-nation.com/article/most_recent/recovery_methods_101

Try that website and that article. Its a great site people. Mainly catered towards bodybuilders but still.

Swellbo
02-16-2008, 01:13 PM
eat puerto rican or cuban food. you'll gain some weight.

TexasTitan
02-16-2008, 01:39 PM
He wants to gain it the right way, not become like any mexican woman over 35. (Im mexican, its ok)

robjr
02-16-2008, 02:36 PM
get an italian girlfriend.. and hang out at her grammas.. they feed you until it hurts..

RichCCFC
02-16-2008, 03:54 PM
currys ......

I've had curry 2 days running, It puts on a lot of weight.

aussieboxer2320
02-16-2008, 05:43 PM
for breakfast have a big fry up with alot of butter bacon eggs toast mushrooms sausage etc.. for lunch have a big steak sandwich with a salad and some pasta and for dinner have a huge pasta with a creamy sauce, then eat some yoghurt and fruit for dessert, in between meals have muesli bars, full fat yoghurt/milk or a baked potato with plenty of cheese and mince sour cream, a banana smoothie etc.... drink full fat milk with meals. you'll put plenty of weight on. with this do plenty of push ups chin ups and bodyweight exercises as well as some limited weight training (light weight high rep)

ELPacman
02-16-2008, 06:06 PM
I have this same exact problem. What I find is most difficult aside from having to eat so much, is trying to buy all the food to eat. It becomes quite expensive when your trying to demolish everything in your path EVERYDAY. But yeah, I suffer from super freak metabolism as well. I can eat a 5lbs steak. When it hits my stomach, it'll weigh about .5lbs Really sucks.

SryNoAutographs
02-17-2008, 12:48 AM
I have the whole super freak metabolism problem aswell..

Journeyman
02-17-2008, 12:58 PM
i used to try to get big in the past. lifting weights, and eating like crazy. it made me feel kinda sluggish and heavy though, atleast compared to when i was light and quick.

the way i see it, people like us who got fast metabolism should feel blessed. when we get older, our peers are gona be rockin the beer belly and triple chin, while we should be better off.

SerbianKO
02-17-2008, 01:47 PM
Just eat a lot of meat, eggs, tuna, and any other high proteine food, and go to gym... When you go to gym do high weight - small # of reps and do exercises like bench press, dead lift, squat, pull ups and dips (both with added weights), you don't need suplements, just do like i said and you'll se the results

AK-47
02-18-2008, 04:13 PM
Tut tut
you dont want to add fat but quality mass
Go to the gym and do bulk training ( 6 - 8 reps max)
After that have a nice full protein shake mixed with milk
You will add mass in no time
Eating currys and junk will just make you fat
You dont want that althought it will add mass to you fast

GTL
02-18-2008, 09:34 PM
baked potatoes have alot of carbs in them.. there somewhat clean carbs..
gaining weight was too hard on my body so i stopped it..

Rane-Ex54
02-19-2008, 04:19 PM
damn I wish I had yalls prob. I have a slow metabolism. If you wanna gain weight, eat this everyday. It's considered the worst food for you in America....close to 3,000 calories, haha

Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries with Ranch Dressing

2,900 calories
182 g fat 240 g carbs

brian123
02-20-2008, 10:39 PM
wish i had this problem

VBoxer
02-21-2008, 04:21 PM
hey brother, i'm am in the same problem just as bad. Eat, Eat, EAT. work out hard and it will come. one thing that has helped me a lot is taking a multivitamin. you need to make sure you are resting properly and not over training your body. by doing all these i can see improvements ever week.

protein shakes have helped me too. but learn how to take them and when for the results you want. one thing, stay away from the creatine too

SerbianKO
02-21-2008, 04:29 PM
just read my first comment and you will gain weight for sure ok?

oovavu
02-21-2008, 04:40 PM
damn I wish I had yalls prob. I have a slow metabolism. If you wanna gain weight, eat this everyday. It's considered the worst food for you in America....close to 3,000 calories, haha

Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries with Ranch Dressing

2,900 calories
182 g fat 240 g carbs

You read mens health don't ya lol, thats a messed up meal.

Just up your protein intake and workout.

Rob Pilger
02-22-2008, 09:24 AM
Nothing too scientific... Like others are saying up the calories but eating clean foods. Like potatoes, rice, spelt or millet breads etc. Eat a big clean meal close to bed time.

Cut down your long distance running if you do that, which is a waste of time any way. Limit intense Interval training. Lift 3-4 days a week with a upper and lower split performing big bang compound movements like squats, dead lifts, chin ups, dips, box step ups etc. Have a max effort day working up to 3-5 rep rm and repetition day performing 8-15 reps. you will grow. Consume about 35-40 grams of amino acids throughout your workout or get a liquid amino drink like leucimine. You WILL gain weight doing this. A natural organic whey shake after training is a must too. Consume a carb drink right after training with the shake, try organic cranberry juice or something.

Eat more-lift more-decrease intervals-rest=growth.

Rob Pilger
http://www.boxingperformance.com
http://www.theultimateboxingworkout.com/fighters.html

Detroit101
02-22-2008, 11:22 AM
Nothing too scientific... Like others are saying up the calories but eating clean foods. Like potatoes, rice, spelt or millet breads etc. Eat a big clean meal close to bed time.

Cut down your long distance running if you do that, which is a waste of time any way. Limit intense Interval training. Lift 3-4 days a week with a upper and lower split performing big bang compound movements like squats, dead lifts, chin ups, dips, box step ups etc. Have a max effort day working up to 3-5 rep rm and repetition day performing 8-15 reps. you will grow. Consume about 35-40 grams of amino acids throughout your workout or get a liquid amino drink like leucimine. You WILL gain weight doing this. A natural organic whey shake after training is a must too. Consume a carb drink right after training with the shake, try organic cranberry juice or something.

Eat more-lift more-decrease intervals-rest=growth.

Rob Pilger
http://www.boxingperformance.com
http://www.theultimateboxingworkout.com/fighters.html

I agree with this....

The hard part about meals and weight gainer's before bed is that your brain does not go into deep sleep R.E.M. ( rapid eye movement ) it needs to completely shut down to attain r.e.m...when you eat a 1,000 calorie meal or casein based protein your digestive system continues to work hard to break these foods down. it requires blood flow to do this and doesnt let you rest completely...its almost like your damned if you do and damned if you dont....
so make sure to get a little extra sleep at least 9-10 hrs if you are doing this...as well as a multi-vitamin...

Keep your body in a positive nitrogen balance by consuming 2 grams of protein per lb of body weight while gaining...and plenty of amino's like Rob Pilger said...especially branched chain amino's and leucine inparticular...leucine will promote the anabolic state more than any other amino acid...you will gain weight...

Cardio should be no more than 65-70% of your maximum heart rate...this is optimum range for burning fat and maintaining muscle mass.....however it is almost impossible for a boxer to do....

one more thing...legs legs legs....if you are not blasting your legs all your efforts are wasted....traning your legs will elevate your testosterone levels significantly and I promise in due time you will slowly acheive your goals.........

Good Luck!

VBoxer
02-22-2008, 02:55 PM
What is spelt or millet bread ?

Rob Pilger
02-23-2008, 12:32 PM
Here you go bro.... Many people are allergic to wheat yet they don't know it, they show it though by symptoms that are caused by wheat consumption, bloating, infamation around joints, fatigue, etc...The official name of spelt is Triticum aestivum var. spelta. Spelt was originally grown in Iran around 5000 to 6000 B.C. Spelt has been grown in Europe for over 300 years, and spelt has been grown in North America for just over 100 years. Spelt is often used as a feed grain for animals. However, it has gained popularity as a dietary grain due to its nutty flavor, high protein and nutrition content.Spelt is similar to wheat in appearance. However, spelt has a tougher husk than wheat, which may help protect the nutrients in spelt. Spelt flour has a somewhat nuttier and slightly sweeter flavor than whole wheat flour. Spelt contains more protein than wheat, and the protein in spelt is easier to digest. This means that some people who are allergic to wheat may be able to tolerate spelt.

Millet...It has a rather alkaline pH which makes it a really easy grain to digest.Millet contains more calories than wheat, probably because of it***65533;s higher oil content of 4.2% which is 50% polyunsaturated. Millet is rich in B vitamins, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc copper and manganese.Millet is a gluten free grain and is the only grain that retains its alkaline properties after being cooked which is ideal for people with wheat allergies

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