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    Does anyone have any good tip to gain weight and build muscle?

    I am trying to build up muscle and gain a bit of weight.

    Does anyone have any good advice that has actually worked for them?

    Rep will be left for helpful tips.

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    i would say majority of people will suggest protein shakes and exercise

    Supermod

    Creatine as above.
    Make sure you eat loads of protein like red meats, chicken etc after working out.
    Go to the gym regularly and do weights.

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    Weightgain 400

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    ooh, that precious rep?!?!?! What can we do with it all anyway?

    Erm, your gym should happily tell you how to become a beefcake with what works for you! If they don't - change gyms! I'm sure you need lots of mirrors and slogans what ever you do.

    If you are in or near sheffield, we have some weights and a bench out back that the previous tenant left and doesn't seem to be picking up you can have! Not sure of the nick they are in but would be happy to get rid of them!

    BEEEEEEEEEFCAKE!

    edit: I ain't copying but Beefcake came into my head before I saw the thread above me. I just can't type fast ok?

    BEEEEEEEEEFCAKE!

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    you can trade rep for paypal £££

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    To build muscle, when using weights, put it on near max of what you can lift and do only a handful of slow reps, say 5-10 slow reps. For toning, set it to a lighter weight, and lift away for as long as possible.

    Food as above have said, lots of meat and protein shakes!

    Good Luck!

    I've got about two stone of excess weight you're welcome to....:thumbsup:

    Any advice how to lose it? without eating less and exercising?.......:thinking:

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    rockyfella;2389604

    I've got about two stone of excess weight you're welcome … I've got about two stone of excess weight you're welcome to....:thumbsup:Any advice how to lose it? without eating less and exercising?.......:thinking:



    Tummy Tuck

    chocolate works for me! Not sure about the muscle bit though. x

    JFK, whats your age/weight height, ill give you some pointers

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    Weight Gain 4000:thumbsup:

    Sorry Proximo, only read the title before posting lol.

    egg whites super high in protein for muscle build!

    eat a large meal just before you go to bed, do this daily to gain mass

    Do some reading 1st - bodybuilding.com/fun…htm

    Up your protein intake

    Dont over train

    Sleep well.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for the help everyone.

    Could anyone give me a link to some good (but hopefully cheap) protein shakes?

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    black gerbil1;2389680

    JFK, whats your age/weight height, ill give you some pointers



    Im 17, 5'11 and 9 stone:oops:

    Original Poster

    And i am not a member of a gym ATM, but i will be joining one in a few weeks.

    Anything good i could do with free weights?

    The JFK;2392063

    Im 17, 5'11 and 9 stone:oops:


    at that weight and height, I wouldn't personally go out an buy an protein shake, there called supplements because they supplement your diet (which I doubt you have :p).

    Look on back of food packets and try to eat about 2500kcals a day to start with, in around about 5/6 meals a day. Try to get your kcals from proper food like poetaoes,oats, eggs,meats instead of cookies/chocolates because they wont help you put on muscle.

    more calories = More mass

    go to the gym 3times a week, and work your legs!!!! ( I dont care if you walk 3hours a day or play football twice a week, make sure you work them!!!

    The JFK;2392083

    Anything good i could do with free weights?



    when you join ask the person working there to show you the ropes, stick to free weights to pack on the muscle .

    black gerbil1;2392094

    at that weight and height, I wouldn't personally go out an buy an protein … at that weight and height, I wouldn't personally go out an buy an protein shake, there called supplements because they supplement your diet (which I doubt you have :p).Look on back of food packets and try to eat about 2500kcals a day to start with, in around about 5/6 meals a day. Try to get your kcals from proper food like poetaoes,oats, eggs,meats instead of cookies/chocolates because they wont help you put on muscle.more calories = More massgo to the gym 3times a week, and work your legs!!!! ( I dont care if you walk 3hours a day or play football twice a week, make sure you work them!!!


    sound advice, believe it or not certain exercises that you think are working your legs will actually help with overall body gain eg squats. Today was my leg day and i can hardly get up the stairs without moaning and they will ache all tomorrow but you GOTTA do it!

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    black gerbil1;2392094

    at that weight and height, I wouldn't personally go out an buy an protein … at that weight and height, I wouldn't personally go out an buy an protein shake, there called supplements because they supplement your diet (which I doubt you have :p).Look on back of food packets and try to eat about 2500kcals a day to start with, in around about 5/6 meals a day. Try to get your kcals from proper food like poetaoes,oats, eggs,meats instead of cookies/chocolates because they wont help you put on muscle.more calories = More massgo to the gym 3times a week, and work your legs!!!! ( I dont care if you walk 3hours a day or play football twice a week, make sure you work them!!!



    Ok thanks for the help.

    And just out of interest, why wouldn't you reccomend a protein shake?

    I do generally eat well. I always have a peice of meat with my dinner. Over the last 2 months i recon i have had 10 takeaways but i don't think i have put on any weight at all.

    And why should i work my legs more than my arms?

    ttsese;2391005

    eat a large meal just before you go to bed, do this daily to gain mass



    dunno about that like.......depends what the meal is, if its just before bed i would recommend some casein based protein like a tub of quark or a shake, dont really wanna be downing carbs before bedtime.

    Anyway best advice i can give you is to just get you @rse to a gym, you will be suprised how friendly people are and willing to teach you stuff, i learn stuff now still after years of going. someone always has tips or techniques i havent heard before

    protein shakes
    get test doping free ones as well if u are doing it for sport as they dont show up in tests (no banned substances) unlike for example steroids

    Original Poster

    Ok thanks. But are there any good protein shakes you would recommend?

    And BTW it will help me with sports, but i don't think my local Sunday league will make me take a random drug test LOL.

    The JFK;2392282

    Ok thanks. But are there any good protein shakes you would recommend?And … Ok thanks. But are there any good protein shakes you would recommend?And BTW it will help me with sports, but i don't think my local Sunday league will make me take a random drug test LOL.



    i dont take it my brother does he takes mass factor from EAS

    I went from size 34 to 28 waist..tried eating loads of junk food to help me put the weight back on..I was advised by a dietitian to use Fortsip which I got perscribed by my Doctor for 2 months..they use it in the hospitals a lot. Was told it is the equivalent of eating 2 mars bars per drink. More info here en.wikipedia.org/wik…sip

    I also bought from Holland & Barret A tub of Weider Crash Weight Gain and Holland and Barrets own branded Muscle and Weight Gainer hollandandbarrett.com/pag…427 which after using both products for over 3 months I put on weight..now upto a 32 inch waist which hopefully I can keep. Hope this helps.

    Original Poster

    Ok cheers mate.

    That shake from Holland and Barrett seems OK. How many drinks would i get out of a 681g tub? And how many do i take a day?

    Would anyone else recommend that? Or have any other useful tips?

    The JFK;2394863

    Ok cheers mate.That shake from Holland and Barrett seems OK. How many … Ok cheers mate.That shake from Holland and Barrett seems OK. How many drinks would i get out of a 681g tub? And how many do i take a day?Would anyone else recommend that? Or have any other useful tips?


    not alot, it aint very good either, your only 9 stone you don't really need a protein shake. At that weight if you eat enough you will on weight easy, and just be wasting money on protien shakes.

    monstersupplementstore.com/Opt…_lb

    if you must buy one, I would personally recommend the one above

    Original Poster

    The thing is though i do eat enough. I eat 3 good meals a day. I eat lots of fatty foods aswell. Yet for some reason i just fail to gain weight.

    No matter what i have tried i am unable to put on the pounds.

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    The JFK;2394901

    The thing is though i do eat enough. I eat 3 good meals a day. I eat lots … The thing is though i do eat enough. I eat 3 good meals a day. I eat lots of fatty foods aswell. Yet for some reason i just fail to gain weight. No matter what i have tried i am unable to put on the pounds.



    I used to be like that and a male friend of mine. He tried the weight gain and never put on any weight. Some people just dont.

    Prissymiss;2394933

    I used to be like that and a male friend of mine. He tried the weight … I used to be like that and a male friend of mine. He tried the weight gain and never put on any weight. Some people just dont.



    I seem to eat loads and go to the gym loads but I never put on weight or muscle mass...Reminds me of the sketch on Family Guy with hitler in the gym...thats me (the situation not Hitler himself :whistling:)

    The JFK;2394901

    The thing is though i do eat enough. I eat 3 good meals a day. I eat lots … The thing is though i do eat enough. I eat 3 good meals a day. I eat lots of fatty foods aswell. Yet for some reason i just fail to gain weight. No matter what i have tried i am unable to put on the pounds.


    well there's your problem, 3 meals a day, if you serious about putting on muscle you need to eat more then that son, it aint easy

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    red_dwarfer;2394940

    I seem to eat loads and go to the gym loads but I never put on weight or … I seem to eat loads and go to the gym loads but I never put on weight or muscle mass...Reminds me of the sketch on Family Guy with hitler in the gym...thats me (the situation not Hitler himself :whistling:)



    You can't be Hitler, you are William Shatner with a deceiving name:?

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    Gym...

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    Craig david;2394973

    Gym...



    Have tried.

    But i will try again.

    The JFK;2394901

    The thing is though i do eat enough. I eat 3 good meals a day. I eat lots … The thing is though i do eat enough. I eat 3 good meals a day. I eat lots of fatty foods aswell. Yet for some reason i just fail to gain weight. No matter what i have tried i am unable to put on the pounds.



    Lol bottom line must be that you simply aint eating enough!!! Try 5-6 meals a day, gotta get them calories down ya boy!!!

    And if you went to the gym and were not putting on muscle then you werent working out properly mate, see kids all the time join the gym and come in and do 3 rubbish sets of bad form then stand around for half an hour, you gotta get your form right on exercises, use youtibe to see correct form for stuff, this sounds ridiculous but out of my whole gym ive only seen one other person lately doing bicep curls properly!!! . Put the work in diet wise and gym wise and you will get big, fact.

    Prissymiss;2394966

    You can't be Hitler, you are William Shatner with a deceiving name:?



    Ah you found me out...now I will have to kill u...

    ...But first I must gain muscle mass

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    red_dwarfer;2395154

    Ah you found me out...now I will have to kill u......But first I must … Ah you found me out...now I will have to kill u......But first I must gain muscle mass



    Great post:-D

    If you pay for my lyposuction you can have what they take out!!!! It's all yours! :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    So what kind of foods should i be eating?

    Should they all be large meals?

    If someone could give me a rough daily food plan it would be much appricated.
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