PLEASE HELP!!!! I AM STUCK AT 145
- 07-16-2011, 02:20 PM
PLEASE HELP!!!! I AM STUCK AT 145
i am posting this in hopes i can get some advice,ive heard 100 different things and it seems everybody has their own opinions...i have been lifting for about 8 months now and cannot gain weight to save my life i am 28 years old 5 10 stuck at 145 i am extremely cut and have good vascularity and all that but i cant bulk up to save my life i look like a cut up crackhead,i workout 4-5 times a week and eat as much as i can i have taken everything from diff types of creatin to kre alkalyne pre workouts whey proteins bunk test booster called boladrol,and i am stuck!!! am i lifting too often or what i was about to get some dbol but it has waaaay too many nasty side effects.i am giving up hope and ready to throw in the towel,any good supplements that work for hard gainers like myself or should i switch up my routine or know of any websites to get an outline of a gaining routine....i am 110 percent dedicated tohelp me get over this plateau..thanks
- 07-16-2011, 03:33 PM
- 07-16-2011, 03:37 PM
workout 3 times a week, 4 at MOST, Eat, Rest, Repeat
do the 5x5 program
07-16-2011, 04:35 PM
07-16-2011, 04:44 PM
lol @ calling boladrol a bunk test booster
you didn't even post what your diet looks like... I'm 100% sure the problem lies there
07-16-2011, 05:28 PM
Word, i agree with everyone else. Every single time ive heard someone say they are eating as much as they can....its not nearly enough, EVERY time, without fail. I highly suggest you not mess with those "bunk test boosters" and post up what a day of food honestly looks like for u, and we will go from there...
07-17-2011, 09:21 AM
It's your diet man. What do you eat in a normal day? Break it down for us. Are you eating 4-5k cals?
07-17-2011, 10:18 PM
wake up 4 packs of oatmeal...2 sandwiches some donuts chex mix banana,snack pack pudding and some sweets for lunch usually meat or pasta for dinner and a protein shake after workout...problem is i work construction and its hot as hell some days so i dont eat as much...that lunch varies from day to day,i gotta super fast metabolism so i dunno what to go off of nutritionwise...and im not sure what the 5x5 workout is...i lift like a nut like 5-6 days a week and i was told "less is more" for me...wow thanks for the replies i wasnt expecting any
07-18-2011, 08:32 AM
take atleast 4000 calories a day! get 1.5g of protein per pound of your bodyweight. eat a **** load of carbs if you wanna bulk. dont do cardio while bulking either. Monstermass is a good gainer.
07-19-2011, 10:23 PM
07-20-2011, 01:24 PM
07-20-2011, 04:54 PM
Just like everyone else said You must eat more
Go to fitday.com and start keeping tract of everything you eat This site allows you to track all your calories.I myself would shoot for 3500 calories a day at least
Google "Starting Strength Program" Follow this program exactly how it is laid out. It works.
Last but not least you do not need any supplements.
07-20-2011, 08:40 PM
Add 1 gallon or even half a gallon of WHOLE milk to your diet and tell me where you stand in 1 month. =]
07-20-2011, 09:51 PM
07-20-2011, 11:50 PM
07-23-2011, 09:48 AM
07-23-2011, 01:57 PM
if your gaining slowly, you arent eating enough. use fitday to track your cals and nutrient info. even though it may seem like you eat alot, you probably arent. your just full and dont wana eat at that time.
something quick and easy to eat to put on weight are bagels. about 50g of carbs in each
07-23-2011, 04:38 PM
07-23-2011, 05:46 PM
2) add in a couple whey protein dink in evey day, make them about 30-40g protein per drink and ADD IN eather 2-3ounces of oliv oil to EACH one oe 2-3 tbs of peanutbutter and blend them up. this alone will ad the calories YOU NEED. 3tbs of peanubutter= 300cal thisX 3 times a day = 900calories EXTRA JUST fromt he peanutbutter alone and the protein cals are about 250 for 40g protein. so 300 (peanutbutter) added to 250 from proten =550cals X 3 =1650 cals JUST forn the 3 measly protien drinks with eathe oliv oil o PB. then ouy add in your food an anotehr PB sandwich.*
3) Google "DC trainning" and READ I ALL
4) supps i Rec to help: creatine, ASGT, fushoil, multiv/m, taurine.
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07-23-2011, 11:33 PM
i would suggest DC, but im not sure how much experience you have in training.
07-24-2011, 06:30 PM
07-25-2011, 12:52 AM
your not gaining because your eating horrid foods
you are what you eat
Im going to make this very simple
go to store
5lbs top sirloin
2 gallons whole milk
quaker old fashiond oats
4 dozen organic eggs
two bags brown rice
alot of fish
and eat the **** out of all that
07-25-2011, 02:57 AM
^^^^ cant forget BK when bulking!
07-25-2011, 08:30 AM
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07-25-2011, 11:49 AM
BK is burger king! great way to get major protein and cals in as a cheat meal. every meal is a cheat meal when bulking
07-25-2011, 01:11 PM
That's what I thought you meant. I'm pretty damn ecto so I can eat that a lot but I still feel guilty.
07-25-2011, 01:36 PM
if u have that mindset, then bulking is not for you
07-25-2011, 01:50 PM
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07-25-2011, 10:58 PM
07-26-2011, 08:20 AM
07-26-2011, 08:22 AM
07-26-2011, 08:28 AM
07-26-2011, 09:59 AM
Yeah I am new. But. No point in accusing people. Forum is for helping everyone out and encouraging. Not internet call outs.
07-26-2011, 11:09 AM
Your very right my friend, but unfortunately when you've been quiet for so long (me) you can't take enough. Many of these people on here bash people who are looking for help and think they are on such a higher level then others (though their not). There are many misconceptions of topics people "brag" about here, and in the gym. Like the topic of weight, people think if they weigh more they are bigger or look better. Nah, there's aesthetics, muscle bellies, widths and proportions to consider. The guy your defending posts ignorant things to "others" particularly to people he thinks he's so called "bigger than." I do not like people who belittle others, so I had to call him out. You'll learn my friend, when your pushed into a wall the only way is forward. I think I did it in a well played out manner with some class. For the true bodybuilder is humble not degrading and arrogant my friend. You'll learn young grasshoppa, in time.
07-26-2011, 11:19 AM
Because of muscle magazines and books most lifters are stuck in the idea of performing 3-4 sets of 8-12 repetitions. While this is not incorrect for muscle gain, it is limiting. Strength training experts, such as Vladimir Zatsiorsky, have categorized three main methods of improving strength.
So try one of the following
Repetition Method: Lifting a submaximal weight till failure or close to failure for numerous repetitions. This is most commonly known as the corner stone of bodybuilding programs.
Maximal Effort Method: As the name implies, lifting maximal loads in the 85-100% intensity range. This is a primary method of many strength athletes.
Dynamic Effort Method: This has become into vogue in the past ten years, but has been utilized by Olympic lifters for decades. The method involves lifting a submaximal weight, usually 50-70% intensity, and trying to move the weight as fast as possible.
07-26-2011, 11:39 AM
calorie surpluss high in protein carbs and moderate fat, eat every 2hrs. That's first requirement. Lift with strict form on compound exersises, squat, deadlift bench ect, use dumbbells for curls and tricepts exersises ect. Only work each body part 2x weekly max. Fid weight for 5 sets of 8 to 12 reps. Make sure you have small weights to build with, like half pound and one pound plates, increase weight every week even if only by a pound. Diet and continued resistance/demand to the muscles will force muscle growth to keep up with ever increasing demand. again make sure your diet is in order as this is key, the body will resist muscle growth if not as it is part of survival, muscle burns calories and requires unlimited nutrition as most mamals are designed to survive for a few weeks without food and more muscle works against the system. Keep physical need high during workouts as the body must also have a need for the muscle or it will naturally reduce it. Basic biology.
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