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Old 12-09-2009, 11:19 PM   #9
Niall Somerville
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Re: Trying to Gain Weight, Not Lose it

Welcome Padyn. I was in the same boat as you. Skinny, weak and unhappy. Honestly, the only thing that will make you gain weight is a calorie surplus. Skinny guys typically have very fast metabolisms and burn off calories very quickly. What happens when your body doesn't have enough fuel to run it? It breaks down muscle tissue to use as energy. If you eat more than you burn you will gain weight. I suggest starting on 3000 calories per day and see if you gain anything after a week or two. If not then increase your calories by 500. Keep doing this until you start gaining. When I hit 4000 calories per day I started gaining at a rapid weight. 2lbs per week on average and in less than 3 months I gained 25lbs and my strength almost doubled. Give it a shot.
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