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    Being a hardgainer is tough. Trying to be humble here for once.

    Well I posted my picture. I am not fat or overweight, but Im far from being a guy who many would comment when It comes to having muscle definition. Whatever you want to call it. Im eating more than I ever have and its hard for me to gain weight and muscle. I do cardio usually after my lifting session. Should I stop? Just focus on lifting the entire time at the gym? Ive only been lifting for 3 months and eventually I would like to look like the guy named Heavy on here. Sorry I ever made stupid threads on here. I think it would be more beneficial to come here and contribute normal threads than making stupid ones. Take care everyone.

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    This is not a stupid thread and something we can help you with... and heavyiron is one of the most respected guys on this or any board he frequents.

    What does a typical day of food look like for you? lay out the meals and macros. People here know a lot about diet. Gear helps a lot also. but when or if to start is a personal decision.
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    I do cardio usually after my lifting session. Should I stop?
    Yes.


    Just focus on lifting the entire time at the gym?
    YES, GDI!

    P.s. Try calculating your cals and macros and meet those goals everyday. 90 days is just the beginning but we all start somewhere.
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    Here's a typical meal plan I have been following. Now remember this is just an example of one day. I switch up the meats but usually do stick to Chicken most days.

    Whey Protein Isolate immediately upon waking.
    Followed by 5-6 brown large eggs (Organic) and half a cup of Old Fashioned oats.
    PW meal - Quest Protein Bar with Apple
    Lunch - Skinless Chicken Breast, Broccoli (Cup) and Half Cup of Brown Rice.
    Afternoon Snack- All natural PB and celery
    Afternoon Snack 2 - Half Cup Fat Fee Cottage Cheese
    Dinner - Garden Salad with low fat/low sodium dressing. Sirloin/Eye of the Round, Asparagus, Sweet Potato/Brown Rice, and Avacado.
    Before Bed- Plain Greek Yogurt

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    Ok. How much do weigh exactly, how old are you, height, how often do you lift, how much do you want to gain a week?
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    What would you say your macros goals are- protein, fat and carbs.. for carbs don't count he dietary fiber.

    Ps I hate cottage cheese.... bleh
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    Tell me something! How does a person go from 100lbs overweight, to being a so called "hard gainer"? You say "I'm eating more now than I ever have"....Even more than you were to put on 100lbs of fat? And you say it's hard to build muscle! Something isn't adding up about this!
    You come on here running your mouth and talking shit about how fat people are slobs and all they wanna do is shove food down there face all day. And you've lost 100lbs and every motherfucker should be like you and follow your lead. Then you post a pic of somebody (which I'd bet anything isn't you) And we're just supposed to be cool and help you out huh?

    I'm calling bullshit! I think you are a fucking liar and need to go somewhere and figure it out for your damn self!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmike03 View Post
    Tell me something! How does a person go from 100lbs overweight, to being a so called "hard gainer"? You say "I'm eating more now than I ever have"....Even more than you were to put on 100lbs of fat? And you say it's hard to build muscle! Something isn't adding up about this!
    You come on here running your mouth and talking shit about how fat people are slobs and all they wanna do is shove food down there face all day. And you've lost 100lbs and every motherfucker should be like you and follow your lead. Then you post a pic of somebody (which I'd bet anything isn't you) And we're just supposed to be cool and help you out huh?

    I'm calling bullshit! I think you are a fucking liar and need to go somewhere and figure it out for your damn self!
    I don't drink alcohol anymore. When I was over 300 pounds I drank a 12 pack a day (sometimes more) and did not exercise.

    My diet consisted of gyros, pizza, and fast food from Wendys. Also lots of Chinese food. I gave those foods up too. All I do now is eat clean.

    When I was young and thin, I was active then and could eat whatever. I didn't drink back then either. Once I stopped being active and started drinking every day I blew up.

    The Pic I posted is of me. I have more if you would like to see one.

    I think I am realizing that my metabolism is back to where it was when I was younger and thin since Im working out so much. Therefor Im going to have to eat much more than I am now to build the muscle I want to. I will not start eating junk food though. I refuse to go back to those habits. I am 6'4 and 210 pounds.
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    By the way here is an example of my Macros. On Thursday my total macros were the following........

    Protein - 217
    Fat - 74
    Carbs - 202

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    You're lucky if that is truly your problem. I did the same as you; lost over 100lbs after graduating high school. I, however, do not have a hard time putting back on weight even when I do eat clean. When I try to bulk or even recomp, my body tends to want to add on just as much fat as muscle. I'm 33 now so age may have a little to do with it, but not much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac10chap View Post
    You're lucky if that is truly your problem. I did the same as you; lost over 100lbs after graduating high school. I, however, do not have a hard time putting back on weight even when I do eat clean. When I try to bulk or even recomp, my body tends to want to add on just as much fat as muscle. I'm 33 now so age may have a little to do with it, but not much.
    You make a good point. I have heard the same from other people. I guess each problem has its benefits.

    Some people lose weight easier than others and some put on muscle easier. I will just have to work extra hard to get results. Im up for that challenge!

    Also congratulations on losing all the weight.

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    Thanks man. And the same to you. It truly is a game changer when you lose damn near half a person.

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    Yeah its funny how you go places and people that haven't seen you since you lost the weight don't even know its you. I went to a family get together recently and my sisters mother in law walked in. Didn't say anything to me so I knew she didn't know who I was. Then walked up to me and said "And you are?" lol I proceeded to tell her Im my sisters brother. Her jaw dropped.


    By the way I added up my total calories for yesterday and they are a little over 3300.

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    For your size, 3300 cals should be right around maintenance cals. If you want to gain weight, you need to up those by about 500cals/day and access your progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivingtoLearn View Post
    By the way here is an example of my Macros. On Thursday my total macros were the following........

    Protein - 217
    Fat - 74
    Carbs - 202

    Any gear?

    So 2342 calories a day... I would think that with your size and being a hard gainer that you have to be at a calorie deficit. Try and increase your protein by a hundred grams.... you could replace those snacks with meals. I'm personally not a big fan of protein bars either. there tends to be a lot of stuff in them that is not food..I do eat whole food bars like larabars... they only contain whole foods no corn syrup, sugar ect.
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