Weight & Fat Loss | I want to gain wait but my metabolism is extremly fast help please

Im 16 yrs old, 5'2 im about 5 to 9lbs fat maybe less, in the greatest shape in my life but i can not gain weight the most i have ever been is 120lbs but i could not keep the weight. Im about 110 or 115lbs now and its hard to keep my weight. Im very active and im always eating healthy food and i rarely eat junk unless im out of my own food which is the last week of every month. I lift weights 3 times a week somtimes 4 times. pleaze help me gain weight or get me started.


Posted by Reply
9/9/2008 8:08:49 AM
I also share your problem with fast metabolism. Gaining weight is really tough for me. The only thing that works for me is to eat like a maniac and work out like a maniac.

If your weight lifting routines aren't keeping you sweating the whole time, you could up the intensity to really burn the muscles and get them responding. Increase your number of sets while reducing the rest time between them. You can do variations of your current moves for the extra sets. You may lift less weight with a more strenuous routine, but your muscles will grow more quickly.

Every 3 - 4 weeks, I'll lay off the weights and do light cardio for a week. This allows my muscles to recover completely (read grow) from the beating I've been giving them. After this rest week, start again but do different moves for the same muscle groups in your weight lifting routines. This will keep your muscles stimulated and responding, avoiding plateau.

On the eating end, I eat tons of meat, eggs, fish and nuts to get a lot of protein. I eat high protein foods all day long and I eat an hour before going to bed. I specifically follow the paleolithic nutritional regimen. Check it out by searching paleolithic diet anywhere online.

I've been steadily gaining about 2-4 pounds per month this way.

I started in May '08 at 6' tall 160 lbs.

We're now in September '08 and I'm at 176 lbs. My body fat % seems to have stayed about the same throughout.

Hope this helps

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