look I weight 60 kg and my height is 170 cm
I'm very skinny and I have 3 anaerobic training sessions and 4 aerobic trainings so I burn a lot of calories and I can't eat that much..
So I consider buying a weight gainer like dymatize's super mass gainer which contain in each scoop 640 calories, 26g protein, 126g carbs and 4g fats. Altough you guys told me a lot of times that I need to be strong and agile I still think that I need to gain more mass because I am too skinny for my weights.. I know a lot of people that I lift more weight than them but they have more muscle gain than mine.
01-05-2013, 11:33 AM #1
Is it ok for me to buy a weight gainer?
01-05-2013, 11:36 AM #2
01-05-2013, 12:08 PM #3
01-05-2013, 12:42 PM #4
Weight gainers are expensive, like $2 for a serving. Compared to *quality* whey proteins, that's an even worse deal. I would go with high calorie foods, it doesn't even matter if you eat foods others consider "unhealthy" like pizza, burgers etc bc they'll be high in calories. Bottom line, you need to be eating a lot of real food before considering taking a mass gainer. Force yourself to eat even when you aren't hungry! It's difficult but remember that it'll pay off.
01-05-2013, 12:54 PM #5
Even though I try to eat more I can't eat that much.. sometimes I need to eat an amount that it's not possible for me with no supplements..
I have 3 gym trainings, 4 team training and sometimes I have gym training and team training on the same day so it's sooo hard!
And I want to be strong and succeed in my sport but I also want to look good
How you eat? (stupid) Do you have a diet plan? Do you count calories or proteins? How much meals a day?
01-05-2013, 01:08 PM #6
Yes, you need to count calories and also keep track of the amount of protein, fats and carbs you eat.
Calculate your bmr. Apply the Harris benedict formula and you will come up with New estimate of how much calories you burn in a day. Eat about 500 calories above that when trying to gain weight.
01-05-2013, 01:35 PM #7
And on every day the amount of calories change so it's difficult to track this.
Protein - how do u calculate it? and what about carbs and fats? (in grams)
01-05-2013, 01:39 PM #8
Tons of people on here will bash you for thinking of buying a gainer.
However Im not gonna bash you...I say go for it. 8 months ago I was 127lbs (7% bodyfat)..I started bulking and I also have a hard time eating the amount i need to gain weight(around 3300 cals/day) so i bought a gainer (russian bear) I eat 2000 cals a day + 2 scoops of russian bear(1040 calories). and now Im 149.8 lbs (still gaining) and only 11-12% bodyfat.
So with a gainer I gained muslce + barely any fat...
If you have the money to spare, then by yourself a gainer...it REALLY REALLY helped me.*Born with only 1 pec crew** crew of 1
Sept 2012- 127 lbs (7% bf)
Oct 2012- 133 lbs
Nov 2012-140 lbs
Dec 2012-147 lbs
Jan 2013- 150lbs (11-12%bf)
01-05-2013, 02:22 PM #9
Yeah I agree if you've got the money just buy it you obviously don't think you can eat enough although I do 2 field sessions and 1 weights session most days and I can easily eat the amount needed. You just aren't used to it. Eat lots of carbs, you'll be needing the energy! And plenty of protein as well. I'd say 1.7g/kg of protein spread throughout the day (evenly over 5-6 meals) and 7-8 g/kg of carbs throughout the day. The rest of your calories in fat. This is on training days obviously. Cut the carbs (and calories) down on days when you are not training. You don't NEED the weight gainer but it'll make it easier I guess if you want to spend more money and don't mind missing out on the nutrients that are in real food.
01-05-2013, 02:55 PM #10
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How much fat and muscle you gain is determined by the amount of caloric surplus you are in not the names of the foods or "weight gainers" you consume. Read the stickies in the nutrition forum on how to construct a proper bulking diet opPL Log
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01-07-2013, 10:30 AM #14
You keep making threads over and over asking for advice. People then give you solid advice and you shoot them down with your own opinions and theories lol. Make your own decisions. Nothing wrong with coming on here and asking for advice. But, at the end of the day it's your life, your decision.
Go and buy weight gainer. LOL you aren't bounded for life if you buy it and end up not liking it. Give it a try and see if it helps you. But don't think that it is a magic bullet. All it is, is an extra meal to through in with your other COMPLETE meals. Which means, you need to have your diet in check outside of the weight gainer.
01-07-2013, 04:19 PM #15
For God's sake. Bulking doesn't matter. Fat doesn't matter. What matters is how good you are at your sport. Eat food until good happens. And yes, get a weight gainer.Proudly sponsored by Panthera Training Systems
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