Weight Gain Supplements and Natural Remedies

Lift Weights and Eat High Calorie Foods
Posted by Vince (Painesville, Ohio) on 03/23/2007
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To gain weight lift weights low reps heavy weight. If you have never lifted before follow this workout start off with a warm up set or two(about 15 reps with light weight). Then drop down to the 4-6 rep range. Work out 3 days a weak with free weights or machines. Try two body parts a workout. About two weeks to complete the whole body. Try to combine a pushing exercise with a pulling on each workout day. Sleep 8-10 hours sleep is when you grow. Eat high calorie foods(high protein foods and lots of carbs). Don't worry the weight will pile on especially if stop your activity after a couple of months and eat the same. You will probably even get fat. Haha.

Lift Weights and Eat High Calorie Foods
Posted by Mark (Chicago, USA) on 03/18/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I just want to let people know that they should really avoid the weight gainer drinks from health food stores in attempts to gain weight. You can make your own weight gain shakes for a lot cheaper AND you know exactly what ingredients are in them. I've been reading a lot about weightlifting and bodybuilding and the following shake is regarded as the best way to up your calories and gain weight. There's bodybuilders that drink this same shake.

protein powder
Raw, rolled oats
Natural Peanut Butter
Olive Oil

Optional: Banana(100 calories) or any type of fruit desired. Some people also put in a little honey for added taste. The chocolate/vanilla whey protein powder is the most important ingredient because it adds all the flavor. Good luck drinking it without it.

You can decide how much of what to put in your shakes accordingly. There's people that make these shakes 1200 calories and drink several a day. It's quite simple...if you eat more calories than your maintenance calorie intake for the day, you'll gain weight. To find how many calories you SHOULD be getting a day to gain weight multiply your bodyweight by 25. For example: a 200 pound man should shoot for 5000 calories a day. You should try to gain 1-2 pounds a week by weighing yourself once a week as soon as you wake up(naked and after you go to the bathroom). If you're not gaining weight, up your calories by 500 each day.

Do a Google search for what a bodybuilders eats to find how what you should be eating.