How much muscle can one gain in a year?

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    How much muscle can one gain in a year?


    I'm 33 years old and I've trained lightly on and off for several years. I boxed not long ago - and I liked to stay light - so I haven't done much heavy lifting.. I broke my foot in March and I'll never box again. So.. At my age, approximately how much muscle could I put on in a year, naturally? I'm guessing 10 pounds.. I've never had trouble gaining weight. I don't have the greatest genetics, but I can gain weight easily.

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    10 lbs is a good estimate naturally if you know what you are doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero Tolerance
    I'm 33 years old and I've trained lightly on and off for several years. I boxed not long ago - and I liked to stay light - so I haven't done much heavy lifting.. I broke my foot in March and I'll never box again. So.. At my age, approximately how much muscle could I put on in a year, naturally? I'm guessing 10 pounds.. I've never had trouble gaining weight. I don't have the greatest genetics, but I can gain weight easily.
    10lbs is a good goal. For a "first year", some can do better depending on diet, routine, rest, etc. But for those of us who've been bbing for a while, 10lbs a year is great! i.e. @ the olympia, Dennis James was jabbering non-stop about his 8lbs gain in mass....ha, ha...
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    Cool. Thank you. I had a feeling I was in the ballpark with 10lbs..
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    Just FYI, 10 lbs of LBM is a lot!!!!
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    From results I have seen I FIRMLY believe Bobo could get you OVER 10lbs lean body mass in your first year.

    You might want to send him a PM.
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    one's first year of having an actual PROPER diet using proper training techniques and getting enough rest you can put on a surprising amount of LBM

    when i was 18 i finally got all those things down and put on around 30 pounds in a year and MOST of it was LBM, but then again i was 18 and the test was coursing through my body like drunk sailors through the streets of barcelona

    i definitely think 10 pounds is doable ... if you've already had a proper diet and training techniques for a while, 10 pounds becomes harder ... its the first time putting on muscle that easiest
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    there was a flex a while back that boasted 100lbm in a year,

    they were talking about 3 pros, troy alves was one of them, i think he put on 30 somethin in one year.
    I would say 20 plus for me is possible, with the right vitamins
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    Yeah, the possibilities--for us younger guys especially--allow for greater than 10lbs of LBM. My first year I was up about 30lbs, mostly LBM, too. I'm up about 45 total and it's been less than two years--with a few bad months, too. But, again, I'm 21 and the test is flowin!!

    As far as flex claiming 100lbs in a year....roflmao! FLEX is good for something..................... .comedic entertainment!

    I also heard King Kamali boasting a 60lb natural gain over the course of a single summer!!!!!! rofl!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00
    As far as flex claiming 100lbs in a year....roflmao! FLEX is good for something
    Yeah, its good for two things, overtraining new lifters and toilet paper.

    I'd say I've put on about thirty pounds in the past two years. I was 230 pounds at a little over 21-22% BF in Feb 2003, I was 230 pounds at about 11-12% BF OCT 2004. Thats not including my latest cycle (I'm up to 254 after 6 weeks probably up to about 13-14% BF tho).
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenihan
    one's first year of having an actual PROPER diet using proper training techniques and getting enough rest you can put on a surprising amount of LBM

    when i was 18 i finally got all those things down and put on around 30 pounds in a year and MOST of it was LBM, but then again i was 18 and the test was coursing through my body like drunk sailors through the streets of barcelona

    i definitely think 10 pounds is doable ... if you've already had a proper diet and training techniques for a while, 10 pounds becomes harder ... its the first time putting on muscle that easiest
    I can attest to that too when I was 19. In 14 months I put on around 30 lbs and im a hardcore ecto.
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    As far as gains in a year...
    Maybe it doesn't quite count because I was just recovering from Lyme's disease and mono at the beginning of this year, but I went from 142 to 165 this year. I never weighed more than 145ish before. I've always been extremely skinny. It's pretty much all lean. I finally got the diet thing down, got a good consistent workout plan, and ran one little 4 week cycle of 4-ad and 1-test. That cycle ended in October with me at 170. I dropped 5 pounds then afterwards, which I expected. I think if someone does what I did and adopts a really strict diet and workout plan, your initial gains can be huge.

    Remember though, gaining weight too fast is dangerous.
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    At 17, I put on 30 pounds LBM in a year, of course I was eating right and training with guys that were juicing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timogburn
    At 17, I put on 30 pounds LBM in a year,
    That's a good amount of LBM
    of course I was eating right
    Good...
    and training with guys that were juicing.
    And that means....what????
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelsey
    there was a flex a while back that boasted 100lbm in a year,
    LOL, you can't even do that on steroids
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Warrior
    LOL, you can't even do that on steroids
    they were speaking of three pros,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Warrior
    LOL, you can't even do that on steroids
    they were speaking of three pros,

    And it all depends on how yo utrain,
    I think if you train more specific, strength, or hypertrophy, your going to put up more muscle,
    Anyone not doing big cmpnd movements ion a regular basis. are never going to see any monster gains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelsey
    they were speaking of three pros,
    Sorry, I didn't literally mean you Kelsey, I should have reworded my post better, it's just unimaginable to expect someone to build 100 lbs of lean mass in a year, maybe an extreme case or two where there is substantial fat mass.
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