Well, I thought I would blog on a experiment I did to gain 10 kgs of mostly muscle last year.
At the time, I weighed 75kg and was the epitome of awesome as you can tell from the below photo (sarcasm).
So, I have been skinny my whole life and have tried numerous things to put on weight. A lot of things that everyone recommend to me were lift weights, eat a steak everyday, drink weight gain shakes and eat heaps of junk food which was a funny one.
But none of these worked, so I was a happy chappy as you can tell. I look quiet enthused.
After chatting with a buddy of mine who weighed 96kgs and could bench press 140kg 6 (reps) times I change a few things. What did we talk about? Lifting weight? not really, how to swing a hoolahoop around your hips properly, nah. But, that would have been funny.
What we talked about was my diet. His main questions revolved around how many calories I was eating. I guessed around 2.5k calories.
He chuckled, which was slightly annoying.
He said I need to eat a lot more food. I need to eat 4000 calories a day. Not just any type of calories, they had to be clean calories. So, no junk food at all. I know it's obvious, eat more to put on more weight. But, I needed the proof from someone who had done it. Not just your average person who doesn't know shit about weight gain.
I have some direction, now I'm happy. I celebrate by wearing a towel on my head.
This conversation happened exactly 1 month into a 3 month weight lifting program I had designed for my self.
After 1 month I was still in the same position as I was when I started. There was some small changes, but nothing big.
Benchpress : 40kg
Deadlift : 35kg
Squat : 30kg
Whinge a lot : 99999
So with 2 months left I started eating 4000 calories.
The results were fantastic.
I immediately exploded in the amount of weight I could push out and my muscle size grew at a phenomenal rate.
I went from 0 to Hero.
( Those red dots on my back are from 13 spider bites)
Looking good eh?
Well, I look like a have some muscles which was the result I wanted.
So, how much could I lift and how much did I weigh?
Benchpress : 85kg, 8 reps.
Deadlift : 87.5kg 11 reps
Squat : 110kg 5 reps
Awesomeness : 99999
I weighed 85kg of muscle. I put on 10kg in 2 months.! (without stretchmarks).
So if your skinny and wearing a towel on your head and want to get big? Eat a lot of food.
If you want ideas for food, leave a comment and I see if can remember some stuff.
So what's next?
Side note : Thanks for Jacques for pointing an article that goes through in more detail. I highly recommend it.