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Weight Gainer or Protein Shakes?

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2011/03/19 11:36:34 (permalink)

Weight Gainer or Protein Shakes?

Hey, I'm new to the forum.
 
I'm 17 and only weigh 8.5 stone which is very light given my height. I'm really skinny and want to start building muscle.
 
I've tried to gain muscle through natural eating but feel I really need some suplement! I've also tried to eat as much as possible and get protein through foods but its been to no avail I really, really cannot put on any weight.
 
But I was thinking, instead of using protein shake should I get a big tub of Weight Gainer and take that for around a month before going to protein Shakes? I want to gain muscle as fast as possible and was wondering if that would be a smart move or should I just go straight for protein shake?
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    tprice_17
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    Re:Weight Gainer or Protein Shakes? 2011/03/19 13:01:22 (permalink)
    read my thread i started and eat that each day, protein and oats from myprotein.com
    its not a super healthy diet but you should gain, spesh being new to this!
     
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    Re:Weight Gainer or Protein Shakes? 2011/03/19 13:10:31 (permalink)
    ive recently started using boditronics mass attack, Seems to have good reviews and vanilla ice cream flavour is quite pleasant.

    I use whey in conjunction with mass gainer, i.e one meal a day i'll substitute for a mass gain shake. I wouldn't rely on them too much although in all fairness it doesn't really matter as far as results go.
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    Re:Weight Gainer or Protein Shakes? 2011/03/19 14:30:29 (permalink)
    if you wanna gain just eat a min of 6 meals a day, (im including shakes as a meal cause they are like 500+cals)
    train like foooooook and get plenty of rest. dont drink and smoke as it lowers test levels. plus if your hanging your not gonna eat the next day as you would if you felt fine.
    alcohol bit is just my personal view/experience. i know alot of people on here still have a good beer sesh
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    Re:Weight Gainer or Protein Shakes? 2011/03/19 15:05:19 (permalink)
    Smoking and drinking lowers test levels? That's just guesswork and probablies...
    There's no proof that that's the case in healthy adults with regards to smoking. I smoke and i always got on just fine... Same with the boozing, as long as you're eating and training enough you can get away with pretty much anything in reality, like you said, it's down to the individual. Drinking's got it's drawbacks but we all need a life right?

    Unless you're competing it's never going to become an issue.

    Get the protein in, look at some of the bulking diets in this section and see how yours weighs up, you want to be aiming for a minimum of 250g of protein a day when you're starting out. You'd be amazed how far you can go on diet and training alone.

    After that, there's ways and means but that's another subject entirely.
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    Re:Weight Gainer or Protein Shakes? 2011/03/19 16:59:01 (permalink)
    I do smoke to be hoest, but I'm hoping to quit that because I have asthma, which I've never suffered with real bad before, and now its really starting to make me out of breath. I can't breathe to well before my arm even feels anything!
     
    Thanks for your advice, I'll try my hardest to look at callories and protein contained aswell as taking shakes!
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    Re:Weight Gainer or Protein Shakes? 2011/03/19 17:17:07 (permalink)
    You gain weight by eating more than you burn.
    You gain muscle mass by doing hypertrophy resistance training with weights.
    Copied & Pasted from another post of mine:-
    1) Get adequate protein. 1-1.5g per lb bodyweight.
    2) Get adequate carbs. See How Many Carbohydrates Do You Need
    3) Get adequate EFAs. See http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/fb.ashx?m=2698563
    4) Where the rest of your calories come from doesn't matter. Try to avoid eating damaged fats (commercial veg oils, junk foods).
    Monitor your rate of weight change & adjust your intake accordingly.
    Job done.
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    Re:Weight Gainer or Protein Shakes? 2011/03/21 13:29:30 (permalink)
    Hi Craig
     
    If you want to build muscle you need to consume more calories than used on a daily basis to gain weight. Divide your meals into 5-6 you need to be eating every 3-4 hours, this is where weight gainers can help eating so much can be hard for some people so you can replace a meal with a good weight gainer. You can still use protein shake mix it with raw oats and have that for breakfast and before bed.
     
    Try doing a 4 day split at the gym that way you working all your body in a week.
     
    Monday : Back
    Tuesday : Delts/Traps/Triceps
    Wednesday : Rest
    Thursday : Quads/Hamstrings/Calves
    Friday : Chest & Biceps
    Saturday / Sunday : Rest
     
    Fit in ABS when you can. Rest allows recovery and growth to take place. Remember training is the stimulus required for growth. Maximum growth will only take place after training. Make sure that when you finish training take a recover shake ASAP.
     
    Hope this helps.
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    Re:Weight Gainer or Protein Shakes? 2011/03/23 20:56:34 (permalink)
    PSN

    Hi Craig

    If you want to build muscle you need to consume more calories than used on a daily basis to gain weight. Divide your meals into 5-6 you need to be eating every 3-4 hours, this is where weight gainers can help eating so much can be hard for some people so you can replace a meal with a good weight gainer. You can still use protein shake mix it with raw oats and have that for breakfast and before bed.

    Try doing a 4 day split at the gym that way you working all your body in a week.

    Monday : Back
    Tuesday : Delts/Traps/Triceps
    Wednesday : Rest
    Thursday : Quads/Hamstrings/Calves
    Friday : Chest & Biceps
    Saturday / Sunday : Rest

    Fit in ABS when you can. Rest allows recovery and growth to take place. Remember training is the stimulus required for growth. Maximum growth will only take place after training. Make sure that when you finish training take a recover shake ASAP.

    Hope this helps.

    Yes it does! Thanks alot, I think I'll follow that schedule!
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    Re:Weight Gainer or Protein Shakes? 2011/03/25 06:16:14 (permalink)
    I too was desperate to gain weight at one stage in my life.
    I was put onto WPC 80, in which I mixed with chocolate weight gainer becouse the taste was so awfull. That with bulking diet and very heavy lifting program I gained incredible size in a limited amount of time. So much that people who hadn't seen me in 6 months didnt recognise me.
    Better gains then than any gear Ive used since.
    Do the right things, eat well, sleep well and train hard and the rest will fall into place.
    Good luck, it really can be done.
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