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How Much Weight is is Possible to Gain in a Year?

[quote]actionboy wrote:
stop making a million threads and go to the gym.[/quote]
stop bitching

everyone else, thanks for the info

[quote]IrishOak wrote:

[quote]K-Man32 wrote:
230[/quote]
isn’t this a bit ambitious? for a year anyway?[/quote]
Not for your height, you would be surprised in how much muscle mass you can gain if you keep everything consistent for a whole year.

[quote]actionboy wrote:
stop making a million threads and go to the gym.[/quote]

x2

230-240lbs is absolutely possible for you in one year, provided you do things right (and that includes not panicking over gaining some fat). I went from 170 to 210 in my first year without gaining very much fat at all. Here’s a link to my first year’s progress thread:

You are not 18% bodyfat. Stop using those electronic devices, they suck. Get a decent pair of calipers and learn how to use them. I would guess you at about 13%.

Try to gain one pound per week, eating fairly clean at first, and when the going gets tough, get as dirty as you need to.

[quote]IrishOak wrote:

[quote]K-Man32 wrote:
230[/quote]
isn’t this a bit ambitious? for a year anyway?[/quote]

stop being a huge pussy and go lift weights and eat food

[quote]JayPierce wrote:
230-240lbs is absolutely possible for you in one year, provided you do things right (and that includes not panicking over gaining some fat). I went from 170 to 210 in my first year without gaining very much fat at all. Here’s a link to my first year’s progress thread:

You are not 18% bodyfat. Stop using those electronic devices, they suck. Get a decent pair of calipers and learn how to use them. I would guess you at about 13%.

Try to gain one pound per week, eating fairly clean at first, and when the going gets tough, get as dirty as you need to.[/quote]
well that’s encouraging that i have less fat than i thought =]
thanks for the info, ill definitely shoot for adding 40lbs, or as close to it as i can get!

[quote]BONEZ217 wrote:

[quote]IrishOak wrote:

[quote]K-Man32 wrote:
230[/quote]
isn’t this a bit ambitious? for a year anyway?[/quote]

stop being a huge pussy and go lift weights and eat food[/quote]
cry kiddo.

Hello, I just want to ask the same question that How Much Weight is Possible to Gain in a Year with complete fitness?? What does the procedure we have to use for this?

[quote]flemingstuart wrote:
What does the procedure we have to use for this?[/quote]

  1. Lift heavy. If you can lift it for more than 12 reps, it’s not going to do you any good. Ramped sets of five have worked well for me. And work EVERYTHING.

  2. EAT BIG. Lots of meat, veggies, and starchy carbs. When it’s time to eat, eat. Even if you’re not hungry. I was eating around 4000 Cals/day to get to 210, and had to bump it up to nearly 5000 to get to 220. That’s 570 cals per meal, seven meals every day, just to get to 210.

  3. Get plenty of sleep. If you’re only getting 3hrs per night your recovery is going to suck, and recovery is what its all about.

When you get these three rules down, you’ll have 90% of the game down. Everything else is just details that will help you milk that last 10% out of your training.

[quote]IrishOak wrote:

[quote]BONEZ217 wrote:

[quote]IrishOak wrote:

[quote]K-Man32 wrote:
230[/quote]
isn’t this a bit ambitious? for a year anyway?[/quote]

stop being a huge pussy and go lift weights and eat food[/quote]
cry kiddo.[/quote]

LOL!

In all fairness lift heavy weights and eat lots of food is damn good advice…

[quote]NoWheyOut wrote:

[quote]IrishOak wrote:

[quote]BONEZ217 wrote:

[quote]IrishOak wrote:

[quote]K-Man32 wrote:
230[/quote]
isn’t this a bit ambitious? for a year anyway?[/quote]

stop being a huge pussy and go lift weights and eat food[/quote]
cry kiddo.[/quote]

LOL!

In all fairness light heavy weights and eat lots of food is damn good advice…[/quote]
in all fairness “light heavy weights” is contradictive.

i work out 5 days a week:
Monday: Shoulders and abs
Tuesday: Back and abs
Wednesday: Chest and abs
Thursday: Legs and abs
Friday: Arms and abs

And have Lacrosse practice 3 times a week (MWF)
I’m 6"2 and 190 lbs

Anyone have a rough idea of the amount of calories i should be taking in per day? Somewhere around 4000? And also since I don’t do any activity on the weekends can I get away with eating less at that time? or do i have to keep the diet up 7 days a week?

Also a big thanks to those who have already posted!

we have no idea how many calories your body needs. try 4000 calories and if you gain too much fat lower it, if you don’t gain enough weight raise it. Only you can figure this out, don’t be afraid to experiment :wink:

[quote]IrishOak wrote:
in all fairness “light heavy weights” is contradictive.
[/quote]

doh, meant to be “lift”

[quote]IrishOak wrote:

Anyone have a rough idea of the amount of calories i should be taking in per day? Somewhere around 4000? And also since I don’t do any activity on the weekends can I get away with eating less at that time? or do i have to keep the diet up 7 days a week?
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For your body weight, I’d start out with 3500Cal and adjust based on results. I’ll include my handy-dandy flow chart with this post.

On the weekends, the only thing you should change is your carbohydrate intake. Keep your protein and fat intake the same. Again, a great phrase to remember here is “earn you carbs”.

Alright, so I’m a dumbass and forgot to attach the pic. Just that quick. Pfff.

[quote]JayPierce wrote:

[quote]IrishOak wrote:

Anyone have a rough idea of the amount of calories i should be taking in per day? Somewhere around 4000? And also since I don’t do any activity on the weekends can I get away with eating less at that time? or do i have to keep the diet up 7 days a week?
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For your body weight, I’d start out with 3500Cal and adjust based on results. I’ll include my handy-dandy flow chart with this post.

On the weekends, the only thing you should change is your carbohydrate intake. Keep your protein and fat intake the same. Again, a great phrase to remember here is “earn you carbs”.[/quote]
thanks jay
This has really helped me work out my calories.

i think i’ll start posting pics on a monthly basis so i can keep track of results (if there are any lol) and also i’ll know if im getting bigger or just gaining fat. Since i took the first set on 14th jan i guess 14th feb is the next logical date to shoot.

[quote]lemonman456 wrote:
we have no idea how many calories your body needs. try 4000 calories and if you gain too much fat lower it, if you don’t gain enough weight raise it. Only you can figure this out, don’t be afraid to experiment ;)[/quote]

Piggyback. Nobody responds the same for a given calorie amount. Also, track your macronutrients so you can get a better feel of how your body responds at different percentages. And lastly, why are you doing body part splits if you are playing lacrosse? Are you a body building lacrosse player? That makes no sense. Train like an athlete

[quote]Conradasaurus wrote:
Piggyback. Nobody responds the same for a given calorie amount.[/quote]
True, but at least you can start with a ballpark number and adjust from there.

This is good advice.

Ok, now you get to explain the difference between how a bodybuilder gains strength and how an athlete does it. Details, please.

[quote]Conradasaurus wrote:

[quote]lemonman456 wrote:
we have no idea how many calories your body needs. try 4000 calories and if you gain too much fat lower it, if you don’t gain enough weight raise it. Only you can figure this out, don’t be afraid to experiment ;)[/quote]

Piggyback. Nobody responds the same for a given calorie amount. Also, track your macronutrients so you can get a better feel of how your body responds at different percentages. And lastly, why are you doing body part splits if you are playing lacrosse? Are you a body building lacrosse player? That makes no sense. Train like an athlete[/quote]
I’d like to know the difference between how a bodybuilder gets stronger and an athlete gets stronger also.
The way I see it (in terms of my body and getting in shape), lacrosse practice is a good way for me to get in my cardio, whilst having fun at the same time. I find doing cardio incredably boring so it works well.
I’m weight training to get in shape and put on some muscle, not necesarily to compliment my lacrosse performance, although if it does help me all the better.

I’m not really sure what you’re getting at here.

20 lbs absolute minimum