Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

How to gain weight if your skinny?

im currently 5"10 and 140 lbs. Im trying to gain about (15-30 lbs of muscle).

I do basic workouts like 200 pushups and 300 situps on mondays, wednesday, and friday and 50 chinups and 100 jump squats on days in between with cardio on the weekend.

How would i have to alter my workout and what kind of diet should i have?

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  • 1 decade ago
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i. Eat more calories

    This involves some calculation. The approximate normal daily caloric requirement for an average male who performs light activity is 2,200; for a female, it is 1,900.You need to eat around 1,000 extra calories per day to gain less than half a kilo a week.

    Do the math. Eat larger portions and eat at least five meals a day.

    Your actual caloric requirement can differ depending on your height, weight, activity level and your body's metabolic rate.

    ii. Make smart choices

    For example, choose dairy products, Eat foods with high protein content such as beans, pulses and peas, and foods with high starch content such as potatoes, rice and tapioca.

    iii. Protein is important

    Increase your protein intake. Your body needs a lot of protein to build new muscle. But since most of the calories for weight gain comes from carbohydrates and fats, do not replace them with protein.

    iv. Snack a lot

    Consume a lot of high-calorie snacks (not junk food) such as cheese sticks, milk shakes, muffins, dried fruits, yoghurt and breakfast bars.

    v. Fluids help too

    Drink a lot of fluids that supply nutrients and calories; milk, fresh fruit juices and energy drinks are good examples.

    vi. Intensify workouts

    You need to exercise really hard and intensely to gain muscle mass.

    vii. Weights are the way to go

    Focus on free weight exercises (which do not require machinery) that target your large muscle groups. For example, you need dumbells, not fancy gym machines.

    Free weights put the most stress on muscles and stimulate the maximum number of muscle fibres.

    The best weight training exercises for building muscle mass are free weight exercises like squats, dead lifts, bench presses, barbell rows, pull ups and bar dips.

    These exercises are best done under supervision, but they don't need machinery.

    viii. Space out your workouts

    If you have a high basic metabolic rate -- which means you expend a lot of energy even at rest -- you need short intense workouts instead of long periods of low-stress activity.

    ix. Be consistent

    It might take a long time, usually a few months, for the weight to actually show. Some people get frustrated and quit when they fail to see drastic results.

    Your body will only responds to a consistent schedule. No weight gain programme will work for you if you are not regular.

    Heredity does pay a major role in determining your weight. Effective weight training and a smart diet can help you exceed your genetically predetermined weight.

  • 1 decade ago

    My nutritionist has me eat a peanut butter sandwich on whole grain bread about an hour before bed, plus I eat Fruit at the Bottom yogurt during the day. I'm 5'4 and couldn't get past 101 lbs. In four weeks I'm now up to 104.6! Thank goodness, I was looking like a boy from behind! lol

  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Renee Zellweger (spelling blunders i'm specific) suggested she did doughnuts and milkshakes daily to benefit for Brigette Jones' Diary. additionally attempt to take a seat down back greater. rigidity or rigidity will make ya skinny sometimes. and ROCK ON! The bone is for the canines. the beef is for the guy!!! (or lady in case you prefer.)

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  • 1 decade ago

    EAT. Peanut butter, cottage cheese, Eggs, chicken breast, turkey. Protein- As much and as often as you can. The workout is important for turning that into muscle

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    As you get older, your body will gain weight whether you want it or not. Please don't worry about your slim frame. If you are healthy, that's all that matters.

    When I was a teenager, I always thought I was too skinny (flat chested, too). Once I grew up, all that changed. Now I only wish I was skinny again.

    Good Luck. Don't hurt yourself.

    Source(s): age~
  • Steve
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    that many reps of those exercises means that they're EFFORTLESS for you! that means very little to no results.

    you need exercises that legitimately challenge you. you can still do those exercises, just make them more difficult. and as for jump squats.. no just do lunges and calf raises

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Okay First of all dont push yourself to hard! And EAT HEALTHY!

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