numero uno asked:

I’ve gained about 9 pounds from 1.5 months of moderately-intensive gym training (lifting of weights using machines ‘n stuff). I play tennis for about 3 hours, 3 – 4 times a week.

Can I eat more fast food? I mean, they’re so delicious… I ate KFC and Pizza Hut today.
I think both meals add up to just over 2000 calories… but I played tennis!

Hardgainer? Or what?

joe g asked:

Basically, I’ve been at a standstill for muscle growth. I know what I’m doing though- I use creatine, whey (with essential amino’s), casien before bed, eat healthy, etc. I have a great routine that I switch up every 2-3 weeks, and I work very hard. I thought that I wasn’t eating enough, so I increased calories. No gain in strength, just gain in weight (probably fat, although I’m not fat). I’ve already accounted for the possibility that I’m overtraining, which I’m not. I am 18. The only thing I can think of is that I am slow to develop (no facial hair, scarce pit hair). The only reason I am decently strong for my age is because I work hard. Am I right, or is there something I’m missing?

I’ve tried techniques like dropsets, negatives, forced reps, super and giant sets, without making noticable progress. It has taken me forever to get where I am strengthwise, and the rate at which I get stronger seems to be slowing.

How Many Calories a Day Do I Need to Eat to Gain Weight?

d6197 asked:

I would like to gain mass, but i know i have to expect some fat to come with it.

I have my workout sorted; it’s just the diet that’s stressing me out. I am 19 years old, weigh 120 pounds, and my height is 6″2.

I wouldn’t say the reason i am so skinny is because i am a hardgainer, but rather the fact that i just don’t, and never have done, eaten enough food. I would say for the past few years i have eaten anything between 1000-1500 calories a day. Usually coming from 2 meals, breakfast and tea, and biscuits throughout the day.

Anyway, im serious now about gaining weight and i’m going to commit my time to doing so.

What would be an ideal amount of calories to eat?

How much should it differ on training and non-training days?

Where should the calories come from, i.e. 50% carbs, 30% protein, and 20% fat.

What type of food to eat, i.e. oats, pasta, rice, etc

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks