Lonnie123, we seem to get into this same battle on every single thread. Your opinions are the reason that you are 5’10 and 170, not 230.
This is what I looked like after about 11 months of eating this way. The picture on the left is me at about 155 or so at 5’10", the picture on the right is me at about 210. See… I DO know how to put on weight!
The reason I discourage new people from eating THAT MUCH food is because your body doesn’t put on muscle according to your food intake over maintenece. If you can only gain .5 pounds of lean mass per weak(A standard rule of thumb), why would eat to gain 2 pounds per week of weight? Your body doesn’t suddenly produce 2 pounds of lean mass. It produces the same .5 pounds of lean mass and stores the other 1.5 and fat.
I used to think that eating everything in sight was the way to go… and then I got fat. I was lifting 4 to 5 days a week and I got fat, not built, because of the amount of food I ate (My food choices were pretty good I would say). If you weigh 250 lean like Professor X I would say you were stupid if DIDNT eat 1,000 calories for breakfast (and nearly every other meal), but most of us dont.
To the OP, my breakfast is 1500 calories, then about two hours later I take in a 1000 calorie 90 gram of protein shake. 2 hours later lunch, which today was a 20 oz steak, baked potato and salad, 2 hours later another 1000 calorie shake, and then dinner which is 2 chicken breasts and skim milk.
You can do it, you will just have to work yourself up to becoming an eating monster.
You weigh 210 at 6% body fat… you are NOT normal when it comes to what someone should eat. You carry around MUCH more lean body mass than the average lifter and therefore you diet advice should be scaled accordingly. If someone has 30 pounds less muscle than you, YOUR breakfast will hardly be necessary for them, muchless the 1,000 calorie shakes you drink every few hours.
The original poster is 180 at 15% BF.
You = 195 LBM
Him = 153 LBM
You have 40 pounds of LBM on this guy, and you recommend he follow the same diet plan? Did you eat the same diet 40 pounds ago?[/quote]
Why do you pretend as if genetics are not a factor? I have always needed more food than average to gain weight. No one would think that by looking at me now but not everyone would even respond like you did. In your pics, it looks like you either ate too much or didn’t lift hard enough, one of the two. Why try to convince the world that everyone has your genetics?