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knudci 04-26-2010 08:20 AM

How do I know if i'm a hardgainer?
 
How do I know if i'm a hardgainer? I eat right but am not getting bigger. At what point do I know i'm a hardgainer?

Mombow111 04-26-2010 08:42 AM

Well, run us through a typical day in your diet, and what your workout routine is like. Also you're weight/height, age, and how many hours you sleep.

Fire36 04-26-2010 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Mombow111 (Post 51320)
Well, run us through a typical day in your diet, and what your workout routine is like. Also you're weight/height, age, and how many hours you sleep.

Yep this would be a great place to start, tell us why you consider yourself a hardgainer. Lots of great folks here with a wealth of knowledge :thrasher:

kman025 04-26-2010 03:40 PM

just eat moar....

seriously, if your not gaining its that simple

knudci 04-26-2010 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Mombow111 (Post 51320)
Well, run us through a typical day in your diet, and what your workout routine is like. Also you're weight/height, age, and how many hours you sleep.

I eat about 3000 cal each day. My height is 5 8 and I weight 150. I am 22. I dont know what I sleep, just normal.

Shaolinkiwi 04-26-2010 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by knudci (Post 51386)
I eat about 3000 cal each day. My height is 5 8 and I weight 150. I am 22. I dont know what I sleep, just normal.

You need to increase your cals if you want to gain size / weight.

At a 150lbs you should be aiming for around 3750 - 4000 cals daily.

Make sure your drinking enough water.

Here is an EXAMPLE ONLY

Meal 1
One cup of oatmeal, 8 to 10 egg whites, one scoop of protein powder and 1 tablespoon of raisins. Have with one or two slices of toast with light butter. One glass of orange or apple juice.

Meal 2
One meal replacement drink or similar

Meal 3
4 to 5 ounces of chicken breast (one large breast), with 1 cup of brown rice and one cup of mixed veggies. Green Giant mixed veggies is acceptable.

Meal 4
One meal replacement drink or similar

Meal 5
One 5 ounce sirloin steak with one potato and 1 cup of steamed broccoli.

Meal 6
Pre-work shakes

Meal 7
Post work shakes

Meal 8 (pre-sleep meal)
One small serving of oatmeal with six egg whites and ? scoop of protein powder.

If you can follow this type of eating routine, along with a high intensity weight training routine your going to add some good body mass over the next 10 to 12 weeks. Remember to plan ahead and try not to skip a meal.

CoopDawg 04-26-2010 06:30 PM

Well im at your weight but taller and i ate between 7000-10000 calories yesterday lol not saying you should eat that much

CoopDawg 04-26-2010 06:30 PM

add 500 calories until the scales are moving

kman025 04-26-2010 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by CoopDawg (Post 51417)
add 500 calories until the scales are moving

this. you say your eating 3000 (which im eating on a cut lol), so eat 3500. if you gain a lb in a week keep eating 3500 a day. if not, bump up calories more.

CoopDawg 04-26-2010 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by kman025 (Post 51439)
this. you say your eating 3000 (which im eating on a cut lol), so eat 3500. if you gain a lb in a week keep eating 3500 a day. if not, bump up calories more.

I didnt know you was cutting K. whats your weight


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