Advice on gaining weight/mass

Discussion in 'Boxing Training' started by iamthegreatest, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Member Full Member

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    I'm 5'11 and a half/6 foot.

    I weigh 68.5 kg.

    I'm 30 years old. I play a lot of sport. Go gym around 1-2 times a week (pre-Covid) and eat reasonably well/fairly balanced meals.

    Any advice on how to gain weight/mass, without taking any weight gain protein shakes (messes up my stomach as I have IBS). Ideally want to get to around 75 kg asap.
     
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  2. Terminator

    Terminator New Member Full Member

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    Deep fried udders with tippex sauce
     
  3. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Eat more and lift more (heavy) is the straight answer.

    You need to be in a calorie surplus to gain weight. Keeping this very basic you effectively need calculate what your body need to lose weight, maintain weight and gain weight (there will often be around 400-500 calories between each) and obviously then stick with the 'gain weight' figure for 6-8 weeks and see how you get on.

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    Obviously the more cardio you do will impact your ability to gain weight.
     
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  4. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Member Full Member

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    Thanks for the advice mate. I need to be taking in around 3000 calories a day. I've invested in some clean protein shake and some high protein snacks! Hopefully it does the trick.
     
  5. Likethembigroundchunky

    Likethembigroundchunky Member Full Member

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    I have "ibs" and found that protein shakes either make you constipated or they have something added to help and give you diarrhoea. You van get enough protein etc from natural foods but eating four chicken breasts a day is dull.

    Start off lightly with the shakes. Once you get into the routine of prepping your meals its like brushing your teeth - you just do it.
     
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  6. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Have you tried vegan protein ? You could be lactose intolerant. I switched to pea protein and and had no further issues that you were describing.
     
  7. Likethembigroundchunky

    Likethembigroundchunky Member Full Member

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    No I haven't but if I was going to do it again I'd definitely look into it.
     
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  8. ertwin

    ertwin Active Member banned Full Member

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    unless you are taking something you will be fat at 75, aim rather for 69 or so
     
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