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July 17, 2019 / By Clare
Question: I am asking something that most people would ask the opposite about. I am looking to gain weight. I weigh like 130 lbs. and I am 17. I wouls like to gain some weight but I just don't want to eat unhealthy and get a "beer belly". Do protein shakes work? Also can I just exercise and gain weight? What exercises do I do?
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Ammiel Ammiel | 3 days ago
Hey! I'm in a situation just like yours. I'm a 17 y/o guy who weighs slightly more than 130 lbs. I've been struggling with my high metabolic rate my whole life and my weight turned for the better since I started hiring a personal training in my local gym. Just a thought, what is your basal metabolic rate? My trainer said CALORIES is very important. Don't care about fats, carbohydrates and proteins contents. To gain weight, you just have to consume more calories than your body burns. I know counting calories is hard - so I just consume AT LEAST 3000 calories a day, which is about 1000 more than an average man would need. I take protein shakes thrice a day - one before workout, one after workout, and one at night. But unless you are doing high intensity weight lifting, just one after workout and one before you sleep is adequate. They don't give you muscles like magic - basically it enhances muscle recovery by providing the amino acids to it. Yes, you can exercise and gain weight. That's what I'm doing! But DO NOT DO CARDIO EXERCISES. This is so important. It makes you burn calories and lose weight instead! From your description, I presume you have fairly high BMR? I only do weight lifting. If you have to do some cardio, do it as little as possible. Weight lifting is all you need. I'd suggest you get a personal trainer at the gym. It's expensive but it's worth the cost. He will teach you how to use all the weights correctly and help you achieve results in the shortest possible time. It's very hard to gain weight by doing weights on your own because you don't know how to use them (and following what other gym-goers are doing is a BAD idea), and you might get injured. Good luck! You can email me if you have any questions!
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Ammiel Originally Answered: How can I gain a good diet, I would like to gain more weight. I have a very fast metabolism?
eat big meals and not small portions trhoughout the day..... make sure you eat alot of protein keep your diet balanced but i would increase on protein, maybe start gettin into weight training...train with really heave weights that u can only lift about 5 times.....that is a way to gain weight while staying healthy...good luck

Tina Tina
eat junk food. i wish i was 130! i have the same problem... 29 years old and 99.8!!!!!! 29!!! i am now 125 and i am still trying to gain weight.its workin'
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Royse Royse
pump iron and eat big steaks. lots of protein and excercise is key. split and stack a rick of wood every day if you dont have a gym.
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Natille Natille
you can try protein shakes but carbohydrates are what will really help you. try pasta or a bowl of porridge in the morning or drink full fat milk and dairy products.
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Lorri Lorri
Rarely people is under weight these days because plenty of food available. Assuming you are hyperactive and very high metabolic rate, doing exercises without supporting intake of calories should not help. Let you know that I am not any knowledgeable Diet expert, so you need to seek help from one who is. For myself, I would take 1 or 2 each of Cod Liver Oil Pill and Omega Oil Pills daily, and eat loads of peanuts and Cashew nuts after each meal. Make sure don't get back to over weight, that is a much bigger problem, like what I am suffering from.
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Lorri Originally Answered: What foods can I eat to gain healthy weight to gain mass?
What you read was bad information. If you approach bodybuilding by trying to learn from bodybuilders, you're going to be disappointed...with a few exceptions. Bodybuilders get by on genetics, steroids, and bad information. If you want to learn, study the science. Bodybuilders may train for 10 hours a week. A farm field hand will work hard for 10-12 hours a day. Don't kid yourself about bodybuilding. It's not all that difficult compared to what migrant field workers do, for example. Bodybuilders don't work hard and don't need lots of calories. For example, a 200 pound bodybuilder who trains hard for one hour will burn about 500-550 calories. And, they can't train more than about 10 hours per week without over training. That would amount to only about 6000 calories per week for just the anaerobic (muscle building) workouts. Here's are some tips to help you get off on the right foot. 1. Lift heavy working the muscles to failure with every set except a warm up (flushing) set. Keep the weight so heavy you cannot do more that 6-10 reps. 2. Don't over train. Over training is probably the biggest mistake newbie bodybuilders make because the credulous and naive tend to think more is always better. Check the first set of every exercise in your routine and if you have not improved something (one more rep or half rep or better form, etc), you may be over training. Pay attention to under performing muscle groups and if there's no progress for three weeks try adding another day of rest (recovery time) between workouts for that muscle group. 3. Change it up from time to time. Keep your program fresh and fun. Experiment and note the results. Modifying and building in variations will help you build a more well rounded physique and prevent adaptation...the dreaded plateaus. Done properly, bodybuilding is hard work so take a vacation from it every few months to keep yourself dynamic and psyched and to avoid stagnation and monotony. 4. Eat a proper diet and don't take supplements. Supplement makers know how to push your buttons and make you think the crap they sell will make you huge. If you just read what most of the clowns in this forum believe about protein shakes, you'll see what I mean. They're mostly products of advertising and know nothing about science. Your body needs food, not supplements. 5. Lifting heavy is as mental as it is physical. Before you begin your workout, get your psych on. Don't socialize while working out and don't allow yourself to be distracted while lifting. Keep your focus and concentration at all times so when that last rep comes, you'll be ready to do it....and one more too. 6. Study. It's your body and your health so prepare yourself to become your own personal trainer so you don't have to trust your butt busting to some musclehead who will have you wasting time and energy. The worst people to learn bodybuilding from are bodybuilders as counter-intuitive as that may sound. They run on genes, steroids, and bad information. Get your information from where the people who train our Olympians get theirs...science. Study the basics of anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology. 7. Get to know Scooby. Scooby is the best personal trainer I've been able to find on the web. He's a good guy to get to know. He's been where you want to go, has the bod to prove his techniques work, has 140+ videos for you to watch and learn from, will show you how to get big and eat healthy on the cheap, and won't try to sell you anything. You can learn a lot from Scooby by "osmosis" just from watching his videos. I know he doesn't look like a genius, but he's got solid information. Go here ---> http://www.youtube.com/user/scooby1961 to watch all of his YouTube videos and you'll get a good preliminary education for a beginner bodybuilder. And also check out his website here ---> http://scoobysworkshop.com/general_philo... You can use it for a bunch of things but you might want to try the custom workout plan here ---> http://scoobysworkshop.com/WorkoutPlanGe... 8. Create goals for yourself. Examples include excellence in a sport or occupation, strength, endurance, flexibility, systemic fitness, general health and well being, body sculpting, body awareness, coordination, poise and comportment, balance, body composition, mental acuity, educational experience, etc. Keep records of your biometrics so you can detect changes in weight, measurements, body fat, strength, endurance, etc. MS Excel is a good place to store data so you an plot graphs and charts but a spiral notebook works too. It's important to be able to see where you've been so you can appreciate your progress and know what needs to be changed for better performance. It's also necessary to see that you're meeting your goals. You can't measure success without goals and it's little successes that keep us motivated to make the big successes. Good luck and good health!! ♠

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