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      10-19-2020, 08:57 AM   #1
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Best way to gain weight?

I can't seem to break the 200 lbs barrier no matter what I do. I know eating and lifting is the key, but I eat and lift quite a bit. I'm 6'2, 40 yrs old, 197lbs, perhaps I should just accept being this size? Or perhaps I'm missing something? Any suggestions appreciated, in terms of programs at gym and diet.
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I can't seem to break the 200 lbs barrier no matter what I do. I know eating and lifting is the key, but I eat and lift quite a bit. I'm 6'2, 40 yrs old, 197lbs, perhaps I should just accept being this size? Or perhaps I'm missing something? Any suggestions appreciated, in terms of programs at gym and diet.
How many calories are you eating a day and are you hitting your macros for bulking?
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its all diet as Im sure you know. Calories in Calories out.

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Yeah, without more information, it's impossible to tell.

At 40 years old, you should be thankful that you're having trouble putting weight on, frankly.
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Maintain your caloric intake and reduce your activity level. e.g. immediately stop all exercise.
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Maintain your caloric intake and reduce your activity level. e.g. immediately stop all exercise.
Don't think that's the kind of weight he's trying to gain but I could be wrong
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Eat more peanut butter.
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Each day I start with toast with half cottage cheese and half peanut butter. And a smoothie with fruits, veggies and protein powder.

Lunch I'll eat a steak with brown rice, or a couple hamburger patties with brown rice. Or a bowl of pasta.

Dinner is usually my biggest meal, I eat usually more meat, pork, chicken or steak, with brown rice and veggies.

I think I need specific bulking meals and also need to workout less but go heavier.
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Each day I start with toast with half cottage cheese and half peanut butter. And a smoothie with fruits, veggies and protein powder.

Lunch I'll eat a steak with brown rice, or a couple hamburger patties with brown rice. Or a bowl of pasta.

Dinner is usually my biggest meal, I eat usually more meat, pork, chicken or steak, with brown rice and veggies.

I think I need specific bulking meals and also need to workout less but go heavier.
First you need to ditch the 3 meals a day and eat every 3 hours. Also checkout what your bulking macros should be for your size and weight. Sounds like you're not getting enough proteins in. Working out is the easy part, eating is hard. Increase your calorie intake slowly until you see your weight stop moving, then add more.
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I've never had that problem my entire life. If I just look at food I gain weight. For fucks sake I even gained weight just eating broccoli and grilled chicken breast for a week.
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I've never had that problem my entire life. If I just look at food I gain weight. For fucks sake I even gained weight just eating broccoli and grilled chicken breast for a week.
lol!
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agree more frequent and more quantity, counting macros is good if your disciplined enough, you basically need to get to the point where your sick of eating and have those cheat days to keep you going.
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Not enough peanut butter in that diet man lol. I tend to go through at least a 16oz jar a week. Eat more later at night, even then it might not work as it doesn't seem to phase me. Post dinner I usually eat at least one PB&J, then a bowl of cereal or oatmeal with more peanut butter, top it off with 3 eggs if I'm still hungry.

Your metabolism seems similar to mine right now, diet most likely will not be the only fix to the problem. Even eating like I do the weight doesn't seem to stick, but I'm active as hell each day. Reduce cardio and add more PB then report back haha!

Your diet looks a little too clean to add weight, hell I'd be happy just maintaining weight with the blurb you mentioned. If I ate like that I'd be down a 5 pounds in just a few days. Bottom line if you're trying to gain weight, and you're not exhausted just from eating, then you aren't trying hard enough haha
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I literally made 4 cups of oatmeal and added a giant scoop of PB after your first post about PB
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I've never had that problem my entire life. If I just look at food I gain weight. For fucks sake I even gained weight just eating broccoli and grilled chicken breast for a week.
Pfffft thatís nothing!

I put on a pound just reading the OP.
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Pfffft thatís nothing!

I put on a pound just reading the OP.
That's bad man. I feel for you.
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perhaps I should just accept being this size?
Maybe it's both? There's some good advice in this thread about modifying your macros to push goals. But at the same time you need to accept your body at what level of intake you can achieve consistently.
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Eating more, lifting heavier, resting more is working
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Post up your workout routine for a typical week - are you doing cardio as well as lifting?

My bet is you're overestimating how many calories you're actually eating.
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Warmup: 5 min run - 5mph - 7.5mph - .50 miles
Pullups - 4 sets x 10
Single Arm Cable Upright Rows - 4 sets x 10
Upright Cable Rows - 2/3 sets x 10
Lat Pulldowns - 4 sets x 8-10
Decline Situps - 4 x 10
Reverse Narrow Grip Pulldowns - 2/3 sets x 8-10
Reverse Fly's Machine - 4 sets x 10
2 variations of Arnold Press - both 4 sets x 10
Lunges - 4 sets x 10

Tues - home HITT (These are done alternating not at once)
2 min jogging in place - warmup
Dumbell Curls with weight + band 4 x 10
Decline Pushups with bands 4 sets x 20
Dumbell Squats 4 x 10
Standing Calf Raises 4 x 15/20
Hammer Curls 4 x 10
Situps Weighted/non Weighted 4 x 25

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Warmup: 5 min run - 5mph - 7.5mph - .50 miles
Weighted Dips 4 x 8/15
Tricep Pushdowns 4 x 8/10
Standing Upright Cable Row 4 x 10 (just to get the shoulders warm)
Reverse Tricep Pushdowns (or using narrow bar/rope) 4 x 10
Incline Dumbless Flys 4 x 10
Seated Machine Flys 4 x 10/12
Bench Press (sometimes) 4 x 8/10
Incline seated Chest Press 4 x 10
Lunges - 4 sets x 10

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2 min jogging in place - warmup
Dumbell Curls with weight + band 4 x 10
Decline Pushups with bands 4 sets x 20
Dumbell Squats 4 x 10
Standing Calf Raises 4 x 15/20
Hammer Curls 4 x 10
Situps Weighted/non Weighted 4 x 25

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Warmup: 5 min run - 5mph - 7.5mph - .50 miles
Squats 4/5 x 5/10
Deadlifts 4/x x 5/10
Military Press 4 x 8/10
Hamstring Curls 4 x 10
Seated Leg Extension 4 x 10

Sat
Rest or HIIT or Lacrosse

Sun
Rest or HIIT
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If you're trying to bulk, that's too much cardio, honestly, regardless of what your meal plan looks like.

Where did you come up with your programming? Are you training for strength or size?
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