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    Gaining weight

    I have one hugeass problem:
    I need to gain some damn weight, my weight (and thereby strength) is absolutely pathetic.

    Recently I started counting Kj/Kcal, good thing, it gave me a wake-up call and I realized that I didn't really eat as much as I should before (even though I believed I did).

    But my question is: Would whey protein help? I'm looking to gain a lot of weight, not neccesarily fast, but at the very least at a stable level so that I won't always swing back and forth.

    Could anyone talk about their experience with protein powder? Can it damage other parts of the body? Is it even recommended? If yes, which brand etc.?

    Thanks in advance,
    Z

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    Just to clarify, you can gain strength without gaining weight. If strength the primary issue here, or do you want to gain weight just to be heavier?
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    squats and milk!

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    Ross isn't heavy, but he'll punch your balls right off. I've seen him do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robot Jesus
    squats and milk!
    Seriously.

    Mix that protein powder with your milk. Never did me any harm.

    Try this*:

    Get on a heavy weight training program. If you don't know how to lift, you need guidance, go to a gym and seek advice and help on form. 20 rep squats are awesome. You should work that in your program as well as deadlifts, bench, rows, lat pulldowns.

    A diet idea to put on size is to eat 2g of protein per pound of body weight per day. Watch the fat intake. I hope you like tuna, it will be your stinky friend. Look at the whey protein powder to see where you can get the most. You can double up on the powder and it will make a descent shake.

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    Well, I was avoiding the "GAIN MASS FOR STRENGTH" route, but if he does wanna do 20 rep squats, might as well link him to it.

    http://www.ironworkout.com/20_rep_squat.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robot Jesus
    squats and milk!
    My football coach had us linemen add a gallon of skim milk to our normal diet. That's ~1500 calories and ~150g of protein. It worked.
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    Look up the next big 3 on t nation. I'm lazy.

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    Adding protein alone won't help as much as total calories consumed. Eat 5-6 meals a day to lways keep your body fed (and have fuel available for growing muscles) and get into some heavy lifting. Free weights. Deadlift, squat, bench, military, weighted pullups..any big compound movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas
    Just to clarify, you can gain strength without gaining weight. If strength the primary issue here, or do you want to gain weight just to be heavier?
    For starters I'm just looking to gain weight, with only some of it being strength, basically so that some more mass can be put into my strikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by LI GUY 1
    Adding protein alone won't help as much as total calories consumed.
    Yeah, I kind of realized that later on and then started counting Kj, it gives me a good overview of whether I've eaten enough or not every day instead of going to bed wondering whether one really did get enough calories the given day etc.
    Last edited by Doctor Z; 2/20/2007 2:56am at .

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