View Full Version : Weight gain, how much and when?
03-11-2008, 02:18 PM
I just got a load of myprotein weight gain stuff, trying to put a bit more weight back on, I'm skinny as fook and have just started lifting weights again after like a year and a half off.
Was just wondering how much I should take and when. I've got alot of contradicting advice from people and not sure who's advice to follow!
I'll be taking creatine too btw.
03-11-2008, 02:20 PM
Sorry to tell you but that's wasted cash. But at least I can save you wasting any more :)
Weight is controlled by carbohydrates. Eat lots of bread, rice and pasta and you'll gain weight. Cut those things out and you'll lose it
I personally live on Dominos large pizzas when trying to gain weight. Just make sure you train so that the weight gain is not excess blubber
03-11-2008, 02:26 PM
Lol, I eat like a horse as it is!
I have a ridiculous metabolism so I'm taking it to try to up my calorie intake.
So you don't think I'd need suppliments at all?
And surely Domino's pizzas are even more expensive?!
03-11-2008, 02:51 PM
No, Dominos often do deals (my local does any pizza any size for £6.99) and you have to eat anyway. Yeah, that would be expensive for every meal but cost-to-performance is way better than your creatine and protein supplements. Its a good point though and I plan on experimenting on making my own pizzas from scratch to keep costs down
For weight gain, no I don't think you need supplements. Maybe a carb powder
03-11-2008, 03:17 PM
cool, I'll keep that in mind for when this batch is all gone. I had thought about taking a carb powder pre workout to make sure I don't burn any protein, but it seemed to make more sense just to go for a more 'all in one' option of getting something with carbs and protein.
I'm by no means using this instead of eating properly, just as well as really, due to my metabolism. If I don't see much improvement I'll prob stop using it.
But for now I'll just see how I go. Just not sure whether to take it pre work out or to take it throughout the day. And I don't wanna use to much at a time and waste it.
03-11-2008, 03:19 PM
Hmmmm, I use "Atlas Super Weightgain" thats worked quite well for me and I also use "Reflex Creapure", Leigh is right tho the carbs have to be there with the training.
I weight train four times a week and eat every two hours, using that method I've gained 2.5 stone this year.
03-11-2008, 03:30 PM
Cool, yeah I know I gotta make sure my calorie intake is pretty high, the nature of my job means I burn alot of calories at work so I eat alot of high carb foods already.
I got the weight gainer elite and creapure, thinking I'll prob take a couple of scoops and some creatine pre work out, as a bit of a calorie boost, then maybe a scoop after for recovery. Reckon thats any good or should I be taking it earlier in the day?
As I said before I've had contradicting advice from different people so I was wondering what you guys thought
03-11-2008, 04:06 PM
Has anyone tried LA MUSCLE before?? Thoughts?
03-11-2008, 06:37 PM
If you buy meat in bigger quantities, it actually works out cheaper than protein suppliments etc. I buy a whole lamb every year (80 quid for 25 kilos of meat) and also fish off of a guy I know who's a fishmonger . I cant possibly see why anyone would want to take weight gainer when they could just eat an extra 2 or 3 meals a day which is surely a lot more enjoyable anyway.
To me it's like this:
Powdery milkshake shite...oooorrr......hmmmm. organic lamb and vegetables from the field where I grew up. I know what I'd choose.
If someone is watching their callorie intake I can understand them taking just protein or whatever when they were training, but to gain weight, I'd much rather eat extra meals.
03-11-2008, 11:27 PM
If only I had the time, or freezer space for a whole lamb!
Its just the easier option for the moment. I work 10 hour shifts and only get a half hour meal break, so managing 3 meals a day is sometimes difficult enough (tho I make up for it in the portions!).
Just a way of upping my calorie intake really, and its alot easier to fit into my routine. I'm a pretty big eater as it is, if it wasn't for my metabolism I'd probably be well fat!
04-11-2008, 10:47 PM
Aah I seeeee.
Well, some protein about sn hour before your workout and a meal replacement or weight gainer within a half hour or hour afterwards helps a lot. Also a small meal replacement shake before bed. (you put on more fat but the protein and carbs helps you repair a lot better)
With intense training, good rest and plenty of good callories, you'll gain weight throughout the year.
About a lb of weight gain per month is quite reasonable really. if you think about it. Over a year thats near a stone.
05-11-2008, 01:22 AM
I won't really have a problem with the fat, I seem to have literally none! You couldn't pinch an inch if you tried! I'll prob gain fairly quickly, just cos I haven't done weight training in ages so I'll have the initial boost.
Its good to know I'm headed in the right direction!
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