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    Gaining muscle after gastric bypass.






    Hello everyone, On June 9, 2003 I had gastric bypass surgery for weight loss. I was 380 lbs. I'm now down to 222 lbs and I'm looking to put on a large amount of muscle. I was just wondering if any of you trainers out there or experienced lifters have run across anyone in a similar position. If so do you have any advise for me? You see the average gastric bypass patient has a hard time consuming large quantities of calories in a day, and what we do ingest is not fully absorbed due to the mal-absorbtive part of this procedure.

    I'm 31 yrs old 6'4'' 222 lbs 11.1% BF and I think a bit on the skinny side. I've been working out now for about 14 weeks. For the last 4 weeks I would say I've been pushing hard. I'm seeing some gains but I would like to maximize my efforts.

    Any advise or suggestions would be great!

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    mass gaining is 10% training 90% nutrition, look around the diet and nutrition forum and ask some questions, post your diet etc. we can help you out

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    Welcome to IM. Can't really help you much with your case, but how many calories can you eat a day? Is there any limit after having that type of surgery?

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    How many calories I can eat in a day, I'm not sure. Per serving size I can only eat about 8-10 oz of food. This depends on the texture of the food. The drier the food the less I can eat. I'm more than satisfied after 4-5 oz.

    I'm currently eating 2-3 protein bars a day along with a protein shake after my workouts. I also eat 4-5 cheese sticks a day. This is from post surgery days, it was about the only thing I could tolerate. The good news with this surgery is that I can eat a lot of fat because my body doesn't assimilate it the same.
    Which is to say most of it goes out the same way it went in!

    I know it's best to get my protein from my foods but this is the most palatable way for me. Along with this I'm eating 3-4 meals consisting of mainly chicken and fish. I figure my daily caloric intake to be about 3,500.

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    Eat a whey hydrolysate for protein, it is already digested. Ask your doc if aminogen is alright for you, it is a supp that is protein digesting enzymes.
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    Thanks for the help Dale. I'll look into it.

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    Im not a personal trainer but I have researched and have many gains. I was 365 when I had my surgery and am now 240lbs up from 225lbs. I could of lost another 25-30 lbs but was getting to week. here is what I did, At the gym I started out slow, very slow for two weeks 3 sets low weights (embarassing weights). I then started to increase where I felt comfortable and then on and then on. I was an avid lifter in high school and I think it helped. Im 52 years old I have 17 1/2 in arms can bench 275 and squat 325 on mt last set. I also have a 36 in waist not bad for an old guy but remember to suplement with vitamins and whey protien ( 30 grams/day).Usually before workout and get plenty of rest it takes time and patients but you will see results.

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