Whats a good weight gainer

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  1. tbone

    tbone Well-Known Member

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    If you had to pick just ONE weight gainer (protein powder), what would be the best one?

    Please pick product and include the brand. Give your reasons.
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  2. ironweights

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    vanilla
    brand: need to build muscle

    it comes in a 5lbs bag and it tastes like the name down to a T. they have a bunch of other flavors like ice cream sandwich and etc but I like to keep it basic.
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  3. katherine4

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    Gain Weight Step 1 - eating

    Eating is the first and most important factor that is needed to gain weight. It's simple - you need to eat more calories than you burn. This does not mean eating anything and everything that is not nailed down. Carefully plan your meals with foods that will help you gain lean mass, not fat. I suggest 6 meals. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and three other small meals scheduled throughout the day. The goal is to eat every 2.5 to 3 hours.

    Focus on foods such as steak, chicken, fruit, milk, vegetables, cheese and assorted types of nuts. It's recommended to eat 4 - 6 pieces of fresh fruit a day, and at least four tall glasses of milk. Milk is a great, cheap protein source - take advantage of it. A sample snack meal would be a glass of milk, an apple, and a hand full of peanuts.

    Take time to lay out a meal plan. What you eat is the most important ingredient in a successful weight gain program.

    Gain Weight Step 2 - lifting

    As stated, proper eating is of utmost importance when attempting to gain weight, but if you do not lift weights, the majority of that gained weight will be fat - not muscle.

    When trying to gain weight, I suggest working out three times a week. You need to lift hard and then recover for the next workout. Focus on the big exercises such as squats, deadlifts, bent-over rows, chin-ups, bench press, & military press. These are the exercises that will turn those extra calories into muscle. You are not going to gain much by doing lateral raises and step-ups every workout. You need the multiple-joint lifts that will shock your system and stimulate your body into growth. Focus on getting strong by adding a small amount of weight each workout. If you focus on strength, size will follow. Case in point, look around at your local gym - the strongest guys are also the biggest.

    Gain Weight Step 3 - supplements

    To gain serious weight, you need supplements. That's what they are, supplements to an already good diet and training program. Think of supplements as the finishing touch.

    I like to keep things simple and, therefore, I suggest only two types supplements for those wishing to gain weight. The first is a weight gain shake. The shakes I recommend are ProLab's N Large 2. It's the best value out there. The way N' Large 2 will help is by giving you a large quantity of calories in one small serving. It will provide you with 620 calories in one easy shake and is especially great for people who do not have time for breakfast, or snacks while on the go. Just mix a serving with water or fruit juice and gulp it down in a just a couple of minutes.

    The second product is Creatine. Most people gain 5 - 7lbs in the first two weeks of Creatine use. If you are interested in quick weight gain, and increased energy for your workouts, Creatine is definitely worth a go. BSN Cell-Mass is a good choice if you're not sure of which product to choose. It's high-quality and a top seller, a winning combo in my book
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  4. Sin Skywalker

    Sin Skywalker #184 Gladiator.

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    Oatmeal.

    Lol. I don't do the whey powders though.
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  5. patrown

    patrown student for life

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    pizza dipped in gravy.
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  6. Drink8cokesAday

    Drink8cokesAday ALL DAY

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    that sounds awful

    also awful but worth a shot
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  7. Sin Skywalker

    Sin Skywalker #184 Gladiator.

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    I don't think drinkings 8 cokes a day is a good idea, tbh.
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    Gwame no luckycharms in ireland

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  9. Boom

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    i'd always pick food. unless you're on a budget or rush

    even then i wouldnt buy those company ones. if you have a blender you can make one for cheaper. throw in 1 scoop of whey/casein
    add peanut butter(loaded with calories). olive oil(also loaded with cals). honey. ice cream. grinded up oats. bananas
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  10. thekdotg

    thekdotg New Member

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    hard work in the gym, and the main key, the right nutrition. but if we're talking supplements I would say bio-x whey protein if your not getting enough grams of protein. If your bulking try 1.5 grams per body weight. definitely 1 minimum.
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  11. breathlesss

    breathlesss Registered Sex Offender

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    I tried to gain weight by eating vast quantities of healthy food, but i just ended up pooping more and getting up to 150, now around 140
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  12. Boom

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    You need to find your surplus before doing anything
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  13. breathlesss

    breathlesss Registered Sex Offender

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    I have a super high metabolis and a fulltime job stocking heavy pet food/litter, I'd have to consume like 5000 calories to really bulk up, and honestly can't afford to buy that much food/supplments
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  14. Boom

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    that is very unlikely to require 5k

    calories are cheap if you dont require taste. olive oil, ramen noodles. pb, pasta. etc. its worth it if you want the body
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  15. Sin Skywalker

    Sin Skywalker #184 Gladiator.

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    When I was locked up I did it mostly by eating alot of Ramen Noodles. When my bench was at 285 and my deadlift was at 415. I went from like 135 to 170 lbs in a couple years ALL muscle mass. Probably could of ate more but I also did cardio and cut up and stuff to.

    But yeah. Ramen Noodles if the budget is THAT serious.

    Other then that I'd try Peanut Butter / Oatmeal / Grilled Chicken / ect.

    Peanut Butter and Oatmeal are super cheap also.
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  16. Brown Jesus

    Brown Jesus Menso is for Dummies

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    Like most are saying, eat real food. If you're trying to get big, you're gonna want 1.5-2 grams of protein per lb of body weight. And lift, you don't have to lift to failure, but you should be pretty much done after your last Rep (6-8 for 3-4 sets).

    I use to take a protein shake in-between meals as a snack when I massed up. I only put on ten lbs though tbh; all I wanted, really.

    Don't ignore your core, too. I've seen muscle bound guys have trouble shoveling the driveway; makes me lol. Or injure themselves, which sucks. Moral of the story: don't forget your core muscles.

    Back on track, weight gain is an energy thing. Depending on the difference between calories in vs calories out, you gain weight, lose weight, stay put. Don't make it more difficult that that, any complete protein will be fine for building muscle tbh.
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  17. breathlesss

    breathlesss Registered Sex Offender

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    Yea, I'm actually more interested in putting on like 10 lbs of fat, muscle wise I'm plenty healthy aside from the bench press man tits, 'cause i do much pectoral work in my normal life, muscley dude boobs, I think look ridiculous and unnatural anyway... I just want a little fat on my body so I'm not so cold, and so I can lay on my side without my legs at an uncomfortable angle or a small pillow between them them to keep my bony knees to not hurt,
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  18. katherine4

    katherine4 New Member

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    I'm confused about gaining weight... I eat much, however i'm still too thin~ ~~~~(>_<)~~~~
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  19. Boom

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    weight gain much like weight loss isnt as fast as most think unless you're seriously indulging
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  20. breathlesss

    breathlesss Registered Sex Offender

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    I've been trying to eat "wrong", but still healthily. Like, instead of eating 6 small meals throughout the day, I've been skipping breakfast, and eating a decent size meal for lunch, and a huge dinner later, and then a fatty healthy snackmeal before bed, like chocolate milk and extra pb-y pb & j, trying to force my metabolism to slow, I've actually gained 5 lbs in the last couple weeks
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