[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:
Would you say that going 140lb -> 160lb is still very modest? What would be the time horizon for this? I am giving myself 6-7 months.[/quote]
Not sure what you’re asking here. But at your height, you’re underweight and gaining 20 pounds is a modest goal. Again, once you get your training and nutrition in line (meaning, following a well-designed program and eating ample protein, carbs, fat, and calories 7 days a week), I’d expect you to gain muscular bodyweight fairly quickly. But I’m not going to say “You’ll gain 42 pounds in 6 months, guaranteed or your money back.”
[quote]I work out 3 times a week: 1 day chest & byceps, 1 day back & triceps, 1 day legs.
I started off doing 2 weeks of 3 sets x 15 reps, then 2 weeks of 3 sets x 12 reps, and that’s where I’m at. As it progresses, there are fewer reps and more weight.[/quote]
Are you only doing one exercise for 3 sets per bodypart? Because that’s what it looks like from what you wrote. And that would be a terrible plan. There have been oodles of programs on the site. Find almost any one and get on it for a few uninterrupted months.
[quote]What I ate yesterday:
- breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 cups of milk
- lunch: calzone( I don’t have much choice with lunch, I’m at work)
- mass gainer shake with some milk
- dinner: half a chicken with beans and a little bread
- a few snacks consisting of some milk and peanut butter[/quote]
That’s a snack, a snack, a shake, a meal, and a few snacks.
Also, “I don’t have much choice with lunch” is a cop-out if you have a refrigerator and stove at your house. Brown bag it. No excuses.
for the record, that sample diet day you posted is not gonna help you put on 20 lbs anytime soon.[/quote]
Worth repeating. And that’s exactly why I asked.[/quote]
Those are articles that are pretty much responsible for my weight gain over the last few years.
If OP is smart, he will read adapt his eating habits to them.