Need help gaining weight/muscle

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  1. wowsza

    wowsza saturday night lights

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    so i'm an abnormally thin(concave chest ftl) college track athlete, i'm 6'0 and 140.

    i tore my quad last year and took the season off and have lost more than 10 pounds since then. ever since, i found that i've lost a lot of my appetite and i've stopped doing all the sport-related lifting since then(mainly squats, cleans, snatches). we had some upper body in the daily routines but not enough as i'd like.

    anyways, i'd like to be up to at least 155 by the time i start training again in about 2 months. doable?

    i've never lifted to gain muscle mass/weight, i've never been on any sort of diet/supplement, i've never been to a gym besides the ones at my high school and university, and i've never had a personal trainer. i'd like to work on my arms, core/abs, and pecs(especially inner), mainly just upper body in general.

    any thoughts/suggestions/advice? it'd be greatly appreciated!:x:
     
  2. Anabolic Pop-Tarts

    Anabolic Pop-Tarts New Member

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    What events do you compete in? A sprinter is going to train differently than a distance athlete is going to train differently than a thrower, etc.

    Why do you want to gain weight? Do you want better physical appearance or do you want increased performance? Or both?
     
  3. wowsza

    wowsza saturday night lights

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    i'm a hurdler, 2 years ago back in high school i was 8th in the state.

    i'd like to gain weight to be healthier, look better, and prevent injury.
     
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    Whatever you do, don't follow the routine or the diet as shown in the sticky.
     
  5. Mitchj

    Mitchj OT Supporter

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    :rofl:

    Eating and Lifting is definitely the way to go to put on size and muscle mass.

    3000 calories / follow the sticky.
     
  6. cfuddd

    cfuddd Guest

    im in this crew with you. 6'0 130, used to run cross country
     
  7. delay pedal

    delay pedal Guest

    quit doing cardio if you want to gain weight, follow the sticky food advise, eat every 3 hours, something small, so your body doesnt start eating itself for fuel
     
  8. Cyrus The Virus

    Cyrus The Virus Sha-Sha-Sha-Shiba

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    I am sitting here with a plastic spoon stuck in a jar of peanut butter which I already ate half of today.

    I will finish the jar of peanut butter tomorrow. It works for me.

    :yum:
     
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