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Old 03-12-2011, 06:16 PM   #11
Wayne Riddle
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Re: Weight and Strength Gain

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I'm 20 yrs old, and I follow the main site except for the weekends in terms of crossfit.
Personal opinion is main site WOD's aren't the best way to build strength.

And eat more.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:02 PM   #12
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Re: Weight and Strength Gain

Two recommendations:
1. Crossfit Football amateur workouts
2. Gallon of whole milk per day
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:28 PM   #13
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Re: Weight and Strength Gain

To put it simply, you must lift big weights and have a larger caloric intake in order to build lean muscle mass.

Approximately 1 gram to 1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight. Big weights, lifted by the larger muscle groups, elicit a response from the body to produce more testosterone, which helps grow more muscle. That's the simple answer. What are we talking about here? For starters, squats. A person looking to get bigger simply has to squat, in my opinion. Deadlifts are good, but must be used sparingly, but cleans are an excellent exercise. Bench presses don't use the same amount of muscles, nor do presses, but they are still necessary exercises.

Whole milk is definitely the way to go, according to what I've read on the internet and elsewhere. I also use protein powder, and occasionally a mass gainer like Monster Milk. There may be some people who don't care for that, but if you're a skinny dude, the protein and calories are necessary, and it's a good way to get it all in one shot, like right before bed.

Just a couple of thoughts and things that have worked for me in the past.

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Old 08-05-2011, 09:14 PM   #14
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Re: Weight and Strength Gain

What everyone has told you.

You sounds overtrained. You might want to take a week off and bump your total caloric intake at least 1,000 calories per day. If you tell me you can't eat more than you do I know you don't want it and think it best you not waste my and everyone else's time here with further questions.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:39 PM   #15
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Re: Weight and Strength Gain


For heaven's sake... EAT.

And lift heavy.

OH, and rest plenty!!!
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