Originally posted by grass
Well I started at 145lbs and I'm 156lbs now, guess it's more like 11 lbs. Was at work when I started this post, so I didn't have exact numbers.
If lean mass is gain without gain of gut, that's what the 11lbs is.
My goal is around 200lbs by the end of this year.. think it can be done?
I plan to step up my diet, and starting eating even more again.
It gonna be based on:
You can do everything possible to meet 2,3,4, but you are stuck with what you got for 1.
With good (maybe great genetics), absolute perfection in 2,3,4 (without steroids), I'd say the most you are going to be able to gain is about a pound a week at the most.
Middle of the round would be maybe a half pound a week. Something I think everyone could do with the proper dedication to training and diet with even average genetics.
So, that's a range of 26-52 pounds a year, in your case from 156 to 182-208.
I'd probably shoot for something between 190-195 as a goal, but don't beat yourself up if you make 180-185.
If you fall below 180, then it most likely was your dedication, not your genetics that did you in.
Here is an purty good article about how much lean mass you can expect to gain.