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    Angry Help!

    Most are going to despise me for this, but I can't gain any weight to save my life. I'm currently on a roughly 4,000 calorie diet. I work out 3-5 days a week depending on my schedule.

    I've tried everything. High calorie, high carb, high protein and I've barely gained half a pound. I've been to the doctor (who put me on the high-calorie diet) and he says everything is within normal ranges.

    I'm roughly 155-160 pounds now and my goal weight is around 185 with a higher muscle mass.

    Please help!!!

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    More eat

    Quote Originally Posted by utleybrt View Post
    Most are going to despise me for this, but I can't gain any weight to save my life. I'm currently on a roughly 4,000 calorie diet. I work out 3-5 days a week depending on my schedule.

    I've tried everything. High calorie, high carb, high protein and I've barely gained half a pound. I've been to the doctor (who put me on the high-calorie diet) and he says everything is within normal ranges.

    I'm roughly 155-160 pounds now and my goal weight is around 185 with a higher muscle mass.

    Please help!!!
    Your Information is not enough to give you a good tip. So how often you train every muscle in a week? How long you train in one workout? What you exactly eat the whole day? When you eat that? How many sets you train every muscle? How long do you sleep every day? Do you do other sport activities? Have you a stressful job?

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    I work out every muscle group on average 2 times a week. Workouts usually range from 45- 75 minutes (3 sets of 8-12 reps [high weight, lower reps]). Diet mainly consists of the following: chicken, tilapia, peanut butter, brown rice, eggs, whole wheat bread, nut mixtures and 2 protein shakes a day. Sleep normally averages about 6 hours between work, the gym and my family life. I work in Corrections so I'm on my feet all day 5 days a week. Constantly hydrating (1+ gallons daily).

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    Ok. You should sleep round about 8 hours a day. 6 is not enough. Train every muscle once a week. Train big muscles like chest with 10 sets and 3-4 exercises. Small muscles like Biceps with 6 sets and 2 exercises. Focus on hard muscle contracting on every set and on progressive overload every workout. Eat more. Begin with 300 calories a day more. Take carbohydrates for that. Rice is a good choice.

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    I hope this tips helping you. If you need help in the future just reply to this topic. Good luck.

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    utleybrt, my first question is how are you tracking your calories? Research shows humans aren't very good at estimating, and while most of the focus has been on people who are trying to lose weight, there are some that show thin people overestimate how many calories they're consuming. So if you aren't literally weighing and tracking all your food, I would start there.

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    Yep. You have to track all you eat. Myfitnesspal is a good app for that.

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