NOT ME DICKHEADS…!
This is a thread that is going to help all those who are posting “i cant grow… sniffle… bitch… whine…” threads.
What you do not understand, and it is due to the nature of human beings, but you are not special like your mummy told ya. Most of us have been there, i spent YEARS gaining to finally put some weight on a) when i got older and my metabolism shifted naturlly and b) when i finally learned what “eating more or enough” actually entailed.
I get just as tired as you when people write “EAT” as a reply, but we have told hundreds of kids the same, and it gets extremely tiresome!
The fact is, if you are eating so much you cannot barely eat another thing, and you are not putting on weight, you either have to find a way to stimulate growth in your muscles with less total work - which will burn less of the calories you ate (HIT or DC style - DC isnt recommended for beginners mind you!) or/and you have to find a way to eat more.
Some tips i will post on both of those areas and those who have battled this problem - and won, can add to it also:
Eat the majority of calories in food. THEN add shakes when you are so stuffed you couldnt eat another morsel. Say after the 3 meals you just ate (a meal can be a large sandwich).
A good starting point is to take your goal weight (if you weigh 150, a goal weight would be 170 maybe, NOT 240lbs) and multiply it by a factor of 20x. This is the amount of calories you should strive to eat a day.
To add calories to shakes, some say add Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) or Flax Oil and that is fine, just make sure it is only protein and fat, no carbs - if you ingest carbs and fat, the insulin released from the carbs will only store the fat on your belly and tits, we dont want that.
If you dont add fat to your shakes, add a carbohydrae source, some powdered Oats are great, or matlodextrin, shit - even honey or something.
When gaining do not be afraid of sugars, they are your friend. But always avoid sugars found in pastries and donuts etc… they are full of fat too - remember, we dont mix fat and carbs if possible.
Recuce cardio to minimal or nothing, if you arent putting on weight, you are not likely to be gaining fat unless you eat tons of sugar and fat are you?