Preferred weight gain supplement
- 01-11-2014, 05:19 PM
Preferred weight gain supplement
Alright, first off, I took a break from fitness when I was in the middle of relocating from Maryland to California. Got here three weeks ago and found a job about a week after I got here. I work 11 hours a day, with a lunch break thrown in there. Nutrition wise, my diet is pretty damn good, with the exception that my cheat meal is usually just that. Anyway, looking to pack it on, and I've used weight gainers in the past, as an ectomorph I started my fitness journey at 135, eventually (2 years) I got to 182-185 somewhere in that range. Looking to get back to that first (current weight is 163-165 at 6' 1"). Right now I just need sheer ****ing calories. Currently using optimum nutrition Serious Mass. However is there a product that you all here would rank higher or better quality even if less calories. The ON line has always been a staple in my supplement stack. I'm using the GNC strength vitapak (though I omit the test booster) and my diet is mainly chicken, beef, sea food, brown rice, pasta, a little bit of yogurt thrown in for the probiotics, and some ice cream every now and then.
My workout routine is the muscle and strength fast start A/B program, a full body 3x/week routine. Happy with it so far, I've successfully gained about 2 pounds this week.
Currently my caloric intake is 3040-3400
Breakdowns are as follows:
Protein: 170 grams
Carbs: 340 grams
Fats: 113 grams
Any and all comments as well as critiquing is accepted and appreciated.
- 01-11-2014, 06:58 PM
Those weight gainers are loaded with a lot of simple sugars that you probably don't need. To gain, think slow and steady. Get 500 extra calories a day from whole foods so your weight gain won't all be fat. That's assuming you know what your total daily caloric expenditure is; figure that out and eat 500 calories above baseline. That will translate to an extra pound per week.
If you feel you must drink your calories, make your own shake with some ground oats, bananas, whey protein, etc. Know what you're putting in your body!BOARD TYRANT
- 01-11-2014, 06:59 PM
01-11-2014, 11:25 PM
Piston nailed it pretty well here. Not a lot of supplements actually exist that will be capable of adding weight to you. The only thing I've ever experienced increased appetite from was various T boosters, such as Tropinol XP or Intimidate SRT. Aside from those, not a lot of stuff will actually help you eat more or ingest more calories. I tend to drink 2 Protean shakes a day and drink a shot of olive oil, and the rest of my calories come from whole foods as often as possible. Although I have the occasional protein bar if I need it.
01-11-2014, 11:33 PM
01-12-2014, 02:50 AM
Appetite isn't the problem, it's work, that's the problem, and I'm really just looking to get back to the 182-185 that I was before before I start looking to slow and steady
01-12-2014, 09:35 AM
01-14-2014, 10:18 AM
have a look into VPX moster gains or you can check out iForces new offering should be in the NP store by the end of the month.
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01-14-2014, 10:54 AM
Make your own shake.
Protein, oats, pb, eggs.
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01-14-2014, 11:05 AM
01-14-2014, 05:33 PM
01-15-2014, 01:14 AM
I've used Serious Mass and love it, very handy on a bulk. I'm currently on 5k/day and it's tough considering my busy lifestyle. That mass gainz from iForce looks awesome tho. I'd suggest upping your cals to atleast 4k. Here are some easy ways I've found to add calories:
1 cup of Trail Mix (I use great value pb trail mix)- 640 cal
Add 1/2 cup of oats to your shake (I divided my SM shakes into 2 so it'd add 2 1/2 cups = 1 cup) 1/2 cup = 150 cal
Peanut butter- 2tbsp = 190 (8tbsp = 760 + glass of milk 120-150 depending on what long of milk you use)
7oz yoplait yogurt (170 cal) + 1/2 cup bare naked granola (240 cal) = 410 cal
Pop tarts- 2 pastries = 400 cal
Friendly's No fat frozen yogurt (comes in a container like ice cream) 1/2 cup = 110 cal (w/ 0g fat)
Throw in 2 bananas a day (maybe with shake) = 200
Many ways to get in quick cals and a lot of what I listed isn't too bad nutritionally either. Another suggestion I'd give is to prep your meals. Makes life so easy. I'll usually eat about 20oz of chicken a day (~650 cal) 2 cups of noodles (870 cal) and a cup or so of broccoli (~100 cal) and two baked potatoes (~300 cal) and ill divide all that into 3 meals. (Pre, post, and "dinner") that all adds to ~2000. And you just make it all at once then divide it up into 3 meals. Add that plus shakes 2000 + 1400 = 3400 and you already hit your cals, if you do up your cals add in something I suggested (as long as you stay in your macros) and BAM
01-15-2014, 04:40 PM
Hamburger helper prepared with 1lb 93 7 lean beef or 85 15 and 1 and 2/3rd almond milk or whole milk.
Tastey,cheap,great carb,protein and calorie source*1470 the way I make mine. Its my post workout *
You can increase the calories even more by adding 1 to 2 cups of chocolate milk to drink with it or melting a ton of cheese on it or tomato sauce bake. Or..layer the bottom with crushed tortilla chips,cover that with cheese,then add a layer or the hamburger helper,then repeat. Top off with a layer of cheese and bake for 20 mins. Thats over 2500 calories.
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01-16-2014, 06:21 PM
Whole food will be your best bet as often as possible. When you cant for whatever reason the case is (full, time, ect...) have a look into Mass Gainz.
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01-17-2014, 09:25 PM
1. Eat more real food.
2. Make your own weight gainer which you can find above
3. Optimum Nutrition Pro Complex <--- Bananna Cream Pie is very good.
01-27-2014, 09:53 AM
Russian bear russian bear russian bear! Crazy ! 5000 calorie drink! Have one scoop in a shake about 3 times a day youll gain 10 lbs within two weeks.
01-27-2014, 09:56 AM
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