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How do I get huge? With the muscles?

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How can i gain weight with a strange body type?

Im a 25 years old male that has been skinny all his life (around 55-60kg). I have a body type that the times i have eaten too much, i get fat only the stomach. The arms, legs etc didnt change. Now i ...
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How is the weight gain formula consistent with the law of conservation of mass?

Here are some points I have come to understand: Weight gain is a result of caloric surplus; specifically, every 3500 calories of surplus consumed corresponds to about 1 pound of additional bodyweight ...
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What is the correct measure of a heaped scoop for protein drink

All you health masters out there, I apologize for this novice question. I am trying to gain weight and I have purchased a GNC Pro Performance Weight Gainer powder (3 kgs). It said that I should use ...
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What are some good tips for skinny guys to gain weight? [duplicate]

I am 18, 5'4, male50 kg, I am skinny and im tired of ppl calling me skinny skeleton. I've been trying to gain weight but its hard what I've heard is you need to eat more, my problem is when I overeat ...
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Is there fat that once gained is permanently there (for example: chin)? [closed]

I gained lot of weight in less than 6 months (about 10kg) because I started taking medicine which as a side effect had higher desire to eat. Now I am losing some weight and am getting closer to ...
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The most efficient and painless way to gain weight [duplicate]

I am 187cm (in between 6'1 and 6'2 feet, i suppose) tall and weigh 61 kg. I understand that I am way too skinny and I need to gain weight in a some way. My relatives insist on eating more rich in fat ...
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Do all the calories affect the weight gain in a same way? [closed]

Usually, the amount of food person needs to eat to stay in the same shape is measured in calories : i.e if one consumes less - he loses the weight, and in the opposite situation - there is a weight ...
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Diet to increase muscle mass [duplicate]

I am a person who weighs 77 kilos, my height is 1.75 and I go to the gym 5 times a week and my goal is to weigh 80 kilograms, could you recommend a diet in which I can increase my muscle mass ...
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Reaching 200 kilograms/440 pounds bodyweight at less than 35% bodyfat

I would like to know the healthiest way to reach a mass of 200 kilograms (440 lbs) without killing myself. I would need to gain 127 kilograms, as I am currently sitting at 73 kilograms at 14% body fat....
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Is it possible to gain weight while exercising?

I'm 17, about 5'3 and around 60kg (although I haven't touched a scale since a surgery when I was 15). I look quite skinny, especially as a lot of the fat seems to be concentrated in my thighs. I used ...
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Deriving TDEE from calorie intake and weight changes over time

I have historical data for my own calorie intake and weight over the past few years. I'd like to calculate my TDEE from this data. Can anyone point me towards an appropriate mathematical model? ...
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Free app to write reps, weighs, sets and see progression? [closed]

This app should handle this case: My first squat set is 7 reps failure at 120kg, then 10s rest pause, then 2 reps failure at 120kg then 10s rest pause, then 9 reps failure at 100kg,then 10s rest pause,...
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getting more carbs in liquid form

I used a macros calculator to find out how much to eat for a gain goal. I used chicken, eggs, and brown rice to keep the math simple. After cooking one days worth of food, I wasn't able to finish it ...
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My cardio class burns my muscle?

I decided that I want to change my body completely, my weight is 167.5 pounds and my height is 1.65 meters. I follow a diet and I go to the gym in the night. I have been going to the gym since two ...
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Is it viable to do 1x100%5RM 3 times a week?

I begin each exercise of my workout with a set splitted into 3 sub-sets. - 100% 5RM - 30s rest pause - 3 or 4 reps with the same weight - 30s rest pause - 4 or 5 reps with decreased weight denoted X ...
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Are these exercises okay for weight gain for an underweight person? [duplicate]

NOTE: Yes I'll eat also, not only exercise :) I read many questions where exercises were mentioned for beginners to (eat and) gain weight. dumbbell squats dumbbell lunges dumbbell sit-ups ...
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Information regarding dumbbell use for underweight person

I'm an underweight person. I can't join gym neither I can buy expensive equipment. These Dumbbells seem worth my budget. But I read at some sites that dumbbells are for making arms strong. So ...
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What's the difference between gaining weight by muscle gain and by fat gain, for an underweight person?

You may want to read my this question to have some more info. Because this question arised from there. Now, I have a self made belief (I can be wrong) that muscle gain is for people who are already ...
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How should I proceed to get normal weight?

My height is around 174.8 cm and weight is around 55 Kgs. The problem is, I wasn't under weight when I was around 14-15 years old. Now I'm 26 years old. I never paid attention to it until after ...
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Will increasing your daily calorie more than the required limit, solely by protein drinks help in putting on weight [closed]

So I read in many places online that the way to put on weight is to increase the daily calorie intake to more than the body requires so that it does not burn through the fat reserve. My question is: ...
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Why do calories matter for weight gain/loss?

I know this is a basic question but please bear with me. Why is it that total calories consumed matters so much for losing weight or gaining weight, no matter if it’s fat or muscle? Calories ...
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How does one gauge progress in bodybuilding?

On topic of bodybuilding, while there are many resources telling you how you should exercise, they usually don't tell you what rule-of-thumb signals and changes show if you're actually doing things ...
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Beginner weight loss healthy?

I'm 26 male weighing 65Kgs and I have been working out for the last couple of months and I ate little over my maintenance calories. In this duration I have taken body composition analysis and turns ...
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I am a 28 year old, i am trying to gain weight, is the following workout good enough?

I am 28, male, weight: 53kg, height: 178cm. After some research on the internet, i made this workout routine to do at home: Day 1: chest, shoulder, tris (pushups-benchpress-tricep curl-barbell ...
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Have I really put on 14 lbs after only 4 Crossfit sessions?

I'm a skinny, unfit 24-year-old male weighing 143.3 pounds (65 kg). I started Crossfit two weeks ago (along with a healthy, fruit and protein-rich diet) on the basis of 2 workouts per week. Today, I ...
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Is it possible to increase muscle weight (maybe muscle density) without increasing muscle size. Or at least minimize muscle size increase

I believe I have a bizarre but unique question. I would like to know if its possible to increase muscle mass without increasing (Or while minimizing) muscle size increase (Maybe by increasing muscle ...
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Are exercises for muscle gain the only way to increase weight in men?

People who are interested in weight gain generally achieve it by gaining muscle weight by doing weight lifting exercises, etc. Can weight-gain be achieved after the age of 28 by increasing bone ...
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How to know if eating sufficient calories for muscle growth?

As brief background: years ago I was obsessed with getting a 6-pack. I was possibly the worst body type: skinny but with a flabby midsection. After years of P90X, I didn't quite achieve a 6-pack, but ...
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How can I know that my weight is enough according to my height and age?

How can I know that my weight is enough according to height and age . I think my weight is less according to height and age. I am 22 years old , my height is ...
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What is a good way to incorporate additional weight training into an existing one?

I am 45 years old, 5'-10", 145lbs, and ~12%-15% body fat. I have always been light and over the last year have had the desire to gain more muscle mass. I workout consistently now at noon for 45 ...
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how to know the type of weight increase?

I am 43 years old and 192 cm tall I have been working out (weight lifting) for more than a year I see improvements in my muscles mass and I see significant weight increase (from 95 kg to 112 kg) ...
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Weight change with adaptive metabolism

My goal was to gain muscle from 165lbs to 180lbs. I started tracking calories and macros, aiming for 1g fat per lb and 1.5g protein per pound as minimums, filling up my calories any way beyond that. ...
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Is it easier to gain chest than other body parts?

so I have this problem - I haven't been exercising chest for 1.5 year now because I think it's way too big and bulky compared to the rest of my body ( read legs ) I've been doing legs(squats,...
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Is there any benefit to make a pause at the maximum of the contraction?

For any exercise AND for hypertrophy and/or nervous system, is there any benefit to make a pause at the maximum of the contraction ? Consider my training. I use weights that hurt me at 40 sec. Then, ...
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M/18/5'5"/105lbs (1.6m/48kg) I want to gain weight [duplicate]

I want to gain weight and muscle so I need a good diet. Unfortunately, I get full too quick and I don't know what to do to eat more. My goal is to reach 55kg. What do you guys think I should do?
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Weight gaining with or without gym

I am 25 yrs old standing 173cm and weighing 53kgs. I have job which is totally sitting one for at least 8 hrs a day. After that also I dont have much physical work. I want to gain weight so where ...
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Why do we get fat only to a certain point? [closed]

I was just thinking and wondering about it. Earlier in my life i ate a lot of snacks and drank soda. Ate way more and way more unhealthy and didn't do any sports but never got heavier than 78kg. Now ...
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Not sure where to start? Underweight, bad cardio and diet

I'm 23 years old, I've always had a slim build, as a child I spent the majority of my time playing/doing active sports & activities (Football, Marathon, Swimming, Boxing), my other interest has ...
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Alcohol and gym gains

I am 19 and looking to build muscle and strength for joining the RAF. I attempt to go to the gym three times a week: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and obviously as being 19 I love my social life and ...
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Will weight lifting affect speed and flexibility?

I am 22 years old, weighing around 70 kg and 5ft 11 inches in height. I want to gain strength overall and i have some concerns on choosing weight lifting to achieve this. I have started training ...
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How do I make sure extra calories go to muscle?

I'm 43 years old, 5'-9" and 145lbs. I'm currently eating a bit light, lifting light, running and some additional cardio to trim down some unwanted body and chest fat. When I'm done, my goal is to ...
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I grew fat due to age-related changes. Will I gain muscle mass more easily now?

I'm a 25 year old male and I added 20 pounds of fat in the last 3 months. My father had a similar experience at the same age, so I guess it's age-related. Before my mid-20s, gaining muscle, actually ...
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I want to get ripped but don't know where to start. HELP! [duplicate]

I'm a smalls scrony 18 year old, and I want to get ripped! I have no self confidence issues, I just hate people taking advantage of me beacuse I'm a smaller build! I'm never hungry but I eat enough to ...
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Should I bulk up or keep cutting fat?

I'm hitting gym for 6 months, When I started I had about 20% of body fat, I was a skinny guy with big fat belly. Now after 6 months of weight training and cardio I reduced body fat to 14% without ...
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Weight effect when dining out

I measure my weight every morning. I find that my weight increases by 2 to 3 pounds if I have my dinner at a restaurant instead of home the night before, even the portions are about the same. May I ...
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Sites that create personalized workout routine based on target weight?

Are there sites (free or otherwise) that will create a workout routine based on what your target goal is? For example, my girlfriend (who's heavyset and does weights) measures 5'8" and weighs about ...
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At what age can I start taking supplements?

I'm 13 years old (14 in June) and I've been working out for some time. I'm getting what I feel like are awesome results in definition and size of the muscles, but I feel the actual quantity of weight ...
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Struggling to gain weight [duplicate]

Recently I've been trying to gain weight and I changed from a relatively healthy diet to one where I eat whatever I want but I'm still struggling to put on any weight. I don't currently lift weights ...
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hot water bath to gain muscles

I have read here hot water helps increase the muscle size.In case we do a hot bath and after we do a workout.First, "hot" how much should it be?Shouldn't my self tolerate it or just relaxing hot?...
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Which competitions or events can help gain weight ?

I don't really enjoy going to gym to build muscles or to put on some weight. I would love to find a challenge or competition which can help put on some weight or build muscles. For example to loose ...
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