I don't gain

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  1. Trisomy21

    Trisomy21 New Member

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    I've been working out for three years or so now and, after the first year, I pretty much levelled off. I've tried working out each muscle group once, twice, and three times a week. Did creatine, which worked for a month, then levelled me off again and I lost it all when I stopped. Even did a M1T cycle back when it was legal and lost all my gains as soon as I stopped. I've done the body building method, singling out each muscle group, and power lifting method, building to one rep max with squats and deadlifts and such. Used to eat 4-6 medium to small meals a day, now I eat fewer meals, but they're bigger, which still isn't working. I don't do any cardio, cause that can burn muscle away. I'm not an ectomorph, so I don't stay skinny if I don't work out. To top it all off, I'm a kinesiology major and I still don't know WTF is going on. Any ideas?
     
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    Genghis.Tron New Member

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    Log workout, log diet. Modify them if it's not working. My guess is that you need to eat more but I don't think you know how much you eat exactly...
     
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    I eat quite a bit now. Four big meals that get me full. If a meal doesn't get me full I go for the pop tarts to top it off.
     
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    ibppltellu2eatmoar
     
  5. MaineSucks

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    you don't eat a lot... eat a shitload more
     
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    eat big, lift big, sleep big

    You need to examine your sleep, eating and lifting habits.
     
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    Yeah, you THINK you eat big but how much ? Obviously, if you haven't gained weight, you're not eating enough. If you were eating over maintenance you would at least have gotten fat.
     
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    Can you give me a calorie amount to shoot for per meal? Assuming I keep with four meals a day.
     
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    Genghis.Tron New Member

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    It depends. What's your weight ?
     
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    I've got a quick metabolism. Body fat is around 10% or less. It was 7% last time I checked it, but that was like a year ago before I stopped cardio. Still pretty thin though.
     
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    You can begin to eat 3000 cals a day and see after 2 weeks if you've gained something. If not, you can go on from there, if yes, continue.
     
  13. evolude

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    sounds like my body... i weigh the same... i maintain @ 4K... try 4.5K/day
     
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    Thanks Andrew. I'll shoot for 3k.
    Man, I don't know if I got the money to pull off 4k haha.
     
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    eat more

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    Time for the juice!!! You've obviously hit your plateau :rolleyes:
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Hes already taken M1T :rofl:
     
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    wait, you don't understand basic thermodynamics, you already took juice, and youre in knes? Dude, you really did get : Downed :
     
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    Post ur diet and routine
     
  20. Marix

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    Okay, food gives you energy (calories).

    To gain weight you must consume more energy than you use. It's basic physics.


    Not gaining weight = not eating enough.

    Track your diet on www.fitday.com. It sounds like you actually have no idea what you're eating - otherwise you would have given us a breakdown of your diet (i.e. total calories, protein etc)
    Try eating 3500kcal for a week and see if you gain weight. If not, try 4000. If not, try 4500.. etc etc etc and repeat until you're gaining at the rate you want.
     
  21. evolude

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    How come you're always such a fussy young man?
    Don't want no Captain Crunch, don't want no Raisin Bran
    Well, don't you know that other kids are starving in Japan
    So eat it, just eat it (prrr)

    Don't wanna argue, I don't wanna debate
    Don't want to hear about what kind of food you hate ooh
    You won't get no dessert 'till you clean off your plate
    So eat it

    Don't you tell me you're full
    Just eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it
    Get yourself an egg and beat it
    Have some more chicken, have some more pie
    It doesn't matter if it's boiled or fried
    Just eat it, eat it, just eat it, eat it
    Just eat it, eat it, just eat it, eat it, ooh

    Your table manners are some cryin' shame
    You're playin' with your food, this ain't some kind of game
    Now, if you starve to death, you'll just have yourself to blame
    So eat it, just eat it (prr)(burp)

    You better listen, better do what you're told ooh
    You haven't even touched your tuna casserole ooh
    You better chow down or it's gonna get cold
    So eat it

    I don't care if you're full
    Just eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it
    Open up your mouth and feed it
    Have some more yogurt, have some more spam
    It doesn't matter if it's fresh or canned
    Just eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it
    Don't you make me repeat it
    Have a banana, have a whole bunch
    It doesn't matter what you had for lunch
    Just eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it
    Eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it

    Eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it
    If it's gettin' cold, reheat it
    Have a big dinner, have a light snack
    If you don't like it you can't send it back
    Just eat it, eat it, (woohoo) eat it, eat it
    Get yourself an egg and beat it (oh lord)
    Have some more chicken,(woohoo) have some more pie (woohoo)
    It doesn't matter if it's boiled or fried
    Just eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it
    Don't you make me repeat it (oh no)
    Have a banana,(woohoo) have a whole bunch
    It doesn't matter what you had for lunch
    Just eat it, eat it, eat it, eat it
     
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    [weird al "Eat it" lyrics]

    omgs :rofl: :werd:
     
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    check for diabetes
     
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