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johnnyb
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I'm currently 146 lbs, 5'10", 17 years old, but I'm having trouble putting on the mass. I'm currently eatting 4 times a day with 2 shakes of whey and sometimes snakes inbetween meals. I've been on this diet for a couple of months now, and barely seen a difference on the scale. I usually get almost 3000 calories intake a day, with around 140g of protein... also going to the gym around 4-5 times a week, with split routines. My question is why is it so hard for me to just add an extra pound on my body with all the food I'm eatting and the exercise I'm doing? Am I taking the right approach to gaining mass?


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Flex57
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can you give us an example of what you eat daily?......it looks like your barely eating enough to keep the muscle that you have now, up the protein intake to around 220-290 grams a day if you really want to put on some mass. You have be serious about your training also.....if you really want it bad, you'll gain the mass. At your age, Eat Big, Train Hard, and get your REST!!!....it'll come with time, trust me, good luck


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johnnyb
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Thanks for the quick reply. A lot of people have been telling me that you should eat 1g of protein per pound? I usually wake up after 8-9 hours of rest and here is how it looks after:

@ 7:00am - 2 eggs with a cup of whey mixed in with a milk shake which includes bananas, strawberries and honey

@ 11:30am - 2 plates of pasta w/ sauce of course 🙂

@ 3:00pm - 2 Chicken burgers w/ V8 drink

@ 7:00pm - Steak, soup, and salad

@ 10:30pm - Another serving of a chicken burger

@ 11:00 - A cup whey mixed in with the milk shake again

And I get a 1h 30min intense workout, 4-5 times a week.


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Going good bro here are some tips. Have 2 whole eggs and 3 eggs whites at 7 (5eggs) and at 9:30-10am have the whey 30g protien. At 1130 with your pasta add a can of tuna or a chicken breast (at least 30g of protien) I dont know how big the chicken burgers are but if they are large you could take a break after the first one for an hour or two. If they are not processed they are going to be a much better source. Have everything else you have and stop eating at 9-10pm. And your last meal should be the whey because it will be digested quickly and you would have food sitting in you stomach all night. About your training, unless your 1.5hr workout includes cardio, cut it to one hour, if its intense you should be crawling to the door after an hour at the gym. Anything after that can be counter productive. Good luck bro.

C2B


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johnnyb
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Thanks bud, and the protein thing, 220-290 grams is a bit too damn much, no? I heard if you overdo on protein, it does a good amount on your kidney's?

Also, what's the biggy with food at night?


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Originally posted by cartoon2be
Going good bro here are some tips. Have 2 whole eggs and 3 eggs whites at 7 (5eggs) and at 9:30-10am have the whey 30g protien. At 1130 with your pasta add a can of tuna or a chicken breast (at least 30g of protien) I dont know how big the chicken burgers are but if they are large you could take a break after the first one for an hour or two. If they are not processed they are going to be a much better source. Have everything else you have and stop eating at 9-10pm. And your last meal should be the whey because it will be digested quickly and you would have food sitting in you stomach all night. About your training, unless your 1.5hr workout includes cardio, cut it to one hour, if its intense you should be crawling to the door after an hour at the gym. Anything after that can be counter productive. Good luck bro.

C2B

Some great points there C2BE... you need to eat more meals, every 2-3 hours, and a bit more protein... I would argue against whey at bedtime for the exact opposite of why you are suggesting. You would want a "slow-burning protein" such as casseinate found in cottage cheese/dairy before bed to supply a steady stream of amino acids during this recovery period, as opposed to the amino acid "spike" seen with whey protein... so make your last meal some lowfat cottage cheese and watch your carbs.


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dude.... one key thing eat small meals through out the day,,,,but for lunch eat a large meal......pig out..... you will slow down your metabolism


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johnnyb
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yeah bro, I am... gaining weight is a frustrating thing for me. I've been trying to add on just 5 pounds over the last 6 months, but my body just doesn't want to put on the mass. the most I get from my workouts are just cuts.


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Flex57
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I'd try to add another shake in somewhere between 7:00 am and 11:30 am if possible, though it can be very tough at time, I try to make sure I eat every 2-2.5 hrs


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johnnyb
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Thanks a lot, anything you guys can throw at me is appreciated.


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