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Before and after

I weighed about 125 all through highschool, so insecure about everything. I don't have any pictures from then because I hated pictures, I would avoid them as much as I could. I started working out casually, eating peanut butter and drinking lots of milk haha. Got some noob gains and felt a bit better about myself.

Then this year I started lurking this sub, stealing tips from here along the way. Picture on the left is from January 2019 at about 140lbs, the pic on the right being from about a week ago at 155lbs. I still don't work out religiously or anything but I'm happy with my progress and I just wanted to thank the people here that helped me with out even knowing it!

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Male, 21 years old, 140lbs to 155lbs in 10 months

Diet: Diet now is a whole chicken breast mixed with probably a little less than a cup of rice, and a vegetable which is usually either sweet potatoes or broccoli. A big shake that consists of a banana, a cup of mixed berries, a cup of raw oats, 2 cups of milk, and 2 scoops of protein powder (depending on your protein powder, this shake is a freakin dessert) and the rest of the day I just try not to eat anything too bad for me.

Routine: I'm no expert and make it up as I go, but I do a day of arms including curls, hammer curls, tricep kickbacks, and some forearm stuff, then 5-6 mins of abs.

Next day I do some chest and shoulders. That is some dumbell press with usually around 40lbs dumbells of 6-10 reps 4 sets, shoulder shrugs, farmers carry, pull ups, light bench press, and push ups. Then 5-6 mins of abs again

Day 3 I do legs, mostly just squats lunges, and leg press. Then 5-6 mins of abs again.

Then rest day and start over!


Any advice or help is appreciated please !

Currently 6’7 and 207 lbs, I’ve been bulking ever since September 2017, started off at 170 lbs, my weight goal has been 215-220 lbs

Me today, no pump/no flex:

Me in September 2017:

examples of recent workouots:

Back: Oct 10

Assisted Pull-ups 4s/10r 140lbs

Seated Row Close Grip 4s/10r - 120lbs

Lat Pulldown 4s/10r - 120lbs

T Bar Rear Delt Row 4s/8r - 115lbs


Hi every one. I'm somewhat underweight, which for most people is a wish but I've had enough of it (again).

Earlier this year I had some bloodtests done to check some stuff to try and figure out why I'm having trouble gaining weight. Of course nothing seems to be wrong... So this week I went to a dietst. She told me nothing new and I've been given the same advice multiple times (by others).

I was sceptical of her advice, which I told her, but she stuck with it. So now I just want to prove her wrong by following her advice and being able to show her next month that I haven't gained any weight. (And maybe, maybe I have gained some weight in the meantime, which would be awesome too).

So, the advice: eat more than 3000kcal and eat at least 100grams of protein. Like I said, I've done this before, so I went shopping and got everything I need. Today I've easily met the targets (*taps own shoulder*) but I'm running in some inconveniences which you guys might be able to help.

- Where do you keep all the food you need when you're on the go? I don't want to bring a fucking shopping bag filled with yoghurt and snacks everywhere I go.

- I feel like I'm eating all day. Colleagues are starting to make funny remarks about the fact that I'm always eating. How do I deal with this?

- Also: people saying: "You can have some of my fat". Like seriously? I don't know how to respond. I'm farting my ass of of all the protein I'm having and you think you can just loose your fat by "giving it away"?

- Which brings me to my next point... Protein farts. Damn the fuckers keep coming. I can't walk away every x minutes to let one rip. Any tips? Keep in mind I want to keep my colleagues and girlfriend alive!

Looking forward to your responses!

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The book is called The Hardgainer Solution and at the end it includes tons of sample workouts. Has anyone ever worked their way through this? Because each day it's always a new exercise, it just seems like it would take a lot of time to learn the right form and get your weight dialed in every single workout

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I am 34, 6' tall, and weigh 191 pounds, squatting 1x5 265, deadlifting 1x5 265, benching 1x5 150, doing Texas Method at the moment. I have been bulking for several months now with the goal of hitting 315 squat / 315 deadlift / 185 bench before starting to cut down to around 15% bodyfat. However I recently went to get a DXA scan and was shocked to find I'm at 31% bodyfat, far higher than what I had been estimating. Do you recommend I quit my previous plan and start cutting right away? Or should I keep bulking until I hit my strength targets? What are the tradeoffs to keep in mind? Thanks.


Hey guys, I decided to start bulking after working out for 3 months and seeing minimal results, although to be fair, I wasn’t consistent at all. I’m 6’3 and 170 pounds. My TDEE is around 2500 to 2800 calories so this past Sunday, I’ve decided to start eating at least 3200 calories (3294 apecifically) every day. I get about 216g of protein, 268g carbs, and 104g fats eating the same thing every day. So my first question is, do I even need to bulk?

My second problem is that I have no idea what weight to stop bulking at. One website that I calculated said that I could hit a max of 200 pounds of muscle so I decided that I wanted to start cutting once I hit 200. Is this the right decision?

Also how long would it take me to bulk to 200? I want to be shredded by the time this summer comes.


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