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    Why am i not gaining weight?

    Hey guys this has been bothering me... heres some background. started lifting around february last year at 5'10 115...im now 5'10 151 but ive been at a plateau for quite awhile now when im trying very hard to bulk. im eating eggs for breakfast. My lunch isusually somewhere around 2000 calories. the rest of the day i had another 3000 in atleast, and im doing mostly 4x6 lifts and 3x5 heavy weight. Im sore after every lift..yes i do lift legs as well. I started Kre-Alkalyn about a week ago but need to up my water because im playing basketball. Any eating tips lifting tips anything to gain weight will be so helpful. Thanks.
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    do you take a multi? also how much protein, carbs, and fats do you take in? and be honest are you consistent. one thing i see is i would space out your food some. taking that much in you dont absorb a lot. you can only absorb like 25g of protein at a time.
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    fat is actually really high but im seeing hardly any definition loss...protein is probably just absorbed all day..whatever my eggs is..chipotle everyday which is like 60 and by the next time i have protein its around 5 or 6 when i lift then i eat more after that..yeah im consistent..it might be my metabolism you noticed i was 115 only 9 months ago as a junior in highschool thats twiggy and i dont think 150 is much better
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    If you are truely eating 5000 calories a day you physically have to gain some sort of weight being a healthy person. Fat or muscle.

    You do want to space your meals out more.

    Where do you get your lunches of 2k cal?
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    double chicken burrito with everything including guac plus chips extra rice its like 1800 something plus like other peoples left overs.. or panera i get the bacon turkey bravo with bread and a bread bowl with extra bread thats like 18 something as well
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    Originally Posted by pearldrumguy View Post
    do you take a multi? also how much protein, carbs, and fats do you take in? and be honest are you consistent. one thing i see is i would space out your food some. taking that much in you dont absorb a lot. you can only absorb like 25g of protein at a time.
    notsureifsrs.

    Your body can absorb more then 25g of protein, your source sir?

    Also it is not nessacary to space out your meals if you cannot as long as you get your macro's in the day you will still gain. In saying this i do space mine out every 3hrs but thats because it keeps me full and easier to eat 6 meals a day then 3 massive ones but again you will still gain off 3 big meals if thats all you can do.

    I do highly doubt you take in 5000 cals a day and are not gaining, how do you count your calories and post up an example of your diet.

    As pearldrumguy said you do have to make sure your diet is consistant every day or you wont be gaining as much.
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    Chiptole has a calorie counter. and panera has calories on their menu. those are the only places i eat lunch and i get the same thing everyday..if youre wondering why its because i am still in highschool and thats whats close to school...breakfast could be the breakingpoint because i sometimes run late before school and for instance right now im eating a microwave lasagna meal thats about 900 calories and i ate dinner earlier but yeah maybes its the breakfast just not being consisten i trust you guys. any lifting tips?
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    Originally Posted by Weightgainfiend View Post
    Hey guys this has been bothering me... heres some background. started lifting around february last year at 5'10 115...im now 5'10 151 but ive been at a plateau for quite awhile now when im trying very hard to bulk. im eating eggs for breakfast. My lunch isusually somewhere around 2000 calories. the rest of the day i had another 3000 in atleast, and im doing mostly 4x6 lifts and 3x5 heavy weight. Im sore after every lift..yes i do lift legs as well. I started Kre-Alkalyn about a week ago but need to up my water because im playing basketball. Any eating tips lifting tips anything to gain weight will be so helpful. Thanks.
    2000 for lunch and 3000 the rest of the day for 5,000 total? Are you 100% sure that's right by weighing it all out or are you just throwing some wild guess out there? I'd highly doubt you really are eating 5,000 and not gaining weight, but if you really are weighing/measuring everything out, then up your calories to 6,000 is all I can say. Make pasta your best friend lol
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    repped. haha yeah i dont know im gonna try to count more seriously and see what i can do.. im worried about gaining too much fat though im starting to eat real sloppy just for weight and im afraid i wont cut back up
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    Weigh in at same times. Water weight can make a huge difference.
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    Originally Posted by Weightgainfiend View Post
    repped. haha yeah i dont know im gonna try to count more seriously and see what i can do.. im worried about gaining too much fat though im starting to eat real sloppy just for weight and im afraid i wont cut back up
    Shouldn't be worried about putting on fat if you're not even putting on weight now lol...doesn't even really matter where the cals come from, just make sure to getting at least 1x your bw in protein is all that really matters
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    ive just always been told by peers that i can only absorb that much.
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    Yeah breakfast is very important, for everything not just lifting.

    If you cant find time to eat something blend up a quick shake: Banana, Weight Gainer Whey with milk or water.

    If you can though it would be much better to eat something like eggs, oats etc.

    I normally wake up and make my whey/banana shake then eat some eggs/oats before i leave for work.
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    Cos you are not eating above your maintenance.

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    1) Your not pushing urself as hard as u think u are.
    2) Your not eating as much as u think u are.

    - Increase ur volume and intensity. Humans use muscle for movements! And for athleticism. If u have just been going in and working out and not really trying to become something u wont.
    - Train like an athlete. You think us football players are strong and ripped cause we casually put up weight on the bench and squat? Fuk that! We bust our asses off 5-6 days a week and drink milk and water like its nothing.
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    Originally Posted by pearldrumguy View Post
    ive just always been told by peers that i can only absorb that much.
    Ok fair enough, yeah wasnt having a go or anything just didnt want you to give the OP misleading info. Sorry to say but they have told you the wrong info.

    Your body can absorb more then 25g in one sitting. For example if you eat 100g of protein your body will absorb it, it will just take longer to do so. Not every single gram will be absorbed depending on the type of protein etc but thats the same weather you take in 1g or 100g's.
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    Originally Posted by y0lked View Post
    1) Your not pushing urself as hard as u think u are.
    2) Your not eating as much as u think u are.

    - Increase ur volume and intensity. Humans use muscle for movements! And for athleticism. If u have just been going in and working out and not really trying to become something u wont.
    - Train like an athlete. You think us football players are strong and ripped cause we casually put up weight on the bench and squat? Fuk that! We bust our asses off 5-6 days a week and drink milk and water like its nothing.
    I deffenly think hes not eating as much as he thinks but it cant really be no 1 because either way if he was eating enough he would be putting on fat or muscle depending on his workout so it has to be no 2.

    Although i really can see you eating 5000cals and not gaining theres only one thing to do keep increasing your calories untill you do gain.
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