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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-22-2009, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Thinking about taking a weight gainer. need some info.

i wanna get on a weight gainer. but how often would i have to workout? i have 3 intense workouts for hour and a half every week. what is a good weight gainer? i am 240 lbs. i havent obtained the results i want with just whey protein and diet. any info would greatly be appreciated. is it also possible i could get fat taking it?
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i wanna get on a weight gainer. but how often would i have to workout? i have 3 intense workouts for hour and a half every week. what is a good weight gainer? i am 240 lbs. i havent obtained the results i want with just whey protein and diet. any info would greatly be appreciated. is it also possible i could get fat taking it?
... You left so much out...

How tall are you? What are your goals? How often do you eat? How old are you?

The easy way out of this is to just say ... Eat your heart out!!! When I used to bulk I'd eat 5 times a day to the point in which I couldn't really eat anymore. This was carrying a full work schedule...

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You must be freaking tall to weight 240 and worry about possibly getting fat...
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im 6 1 240 more lean than fat... i look nothing like 240 but the scale tells no lies.. ive been on strict diet to gain muscle since december..... i just want to get bigger
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You may add a little body fat anytime that you add weight, just comes with the territory unless you're taking something. I'm taking a gainer right now called "real gains" and it's pretty good stuff, I've put on about 9 lbs over the last month. The main thing to remember with any protein or weight gain supplement is that you should be using it to supplement your diet, not as a way to less meals but still get your calories in.

As for choosing a gainer, I would make sure to stay away from those that have an insane amount of sugars or fats as the primary source of calories, you want a lot of those calories coming from the protein and complex carbs.
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im actually taking maximum cla from gnc. it helps with energy and metabolism . works very well.. so would this be ok to stack with the weight gainer? or do you think it would keep the weight gain off? then on another note.... burning fat and muscle are 2 separate things right?
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There's been a good amount of evidence showing the benefits of CLA, but if you are looking to stay as lean as possible, a weight gainer is going to do the opposite. Weight gainers are for the guys with single digit bodyfat and super high metabolism. Being 6'1 and 240, you more than likely aren't either of those. Just use a good quality protein and eat an ass load of lean protein, like Chicken/Turkey breast, and non fatty fish.

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i wanna get on a weight gainer. but how often would i have to workout? i have 3 intense workouts for hour and a half every week. what is a good weight gainer? i am 240 lbs. i havent obtained the results i want with just whey protein and diet. any info would greatly be appreciated. is it also possible i could get fat taking it?
To answer this question, when you say weight gainer, do you mean shakes or pills?

Some people can get results with 3 workouts per week, but anytime you aren't seeing what you want, you should modify your diet and workouts before trying to find a supplement to bridge the gap. Try upping the workouts to 5 per week. It would also help to know what your workouts are.

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There's been a good amount of evidence showing the benefits of CLA, but if you are looking to stay as lean as possible, a weight gainer is going to do the opposite. Weight gainers are for the guys with single digit bodyfat and super high metabolism. Being 6'1 and 240, you more than likely aren't either of those. Just use a good quality protein and eat an ass load of lean protein, like Chicken/Turkey breast, and non fatty fish.
Dude if you are 240 and 6'1, and are lean, you're a huge mother f'r...

Are you vascular without a pump? Where do you think you BF is?

I think your scale is a liar!.... post pics

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im slim .. my chest is big... dont quite have 6 pack abs. i just think that i have excess fat that is just there do to my weight loss since december... i was 265 back then .. now 240.. everyone thinks im some meathead but im not.. just wanna get rid of this fat that is just there from the weght loss. just thought about using a weight gainer to turn it into muscle....
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im 6 1 240 more lean than fat... i look nothing like 240 but the scale tells no lies.. ive been on strict diet to gain muscle since december..... i just want to get bigger
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Dude if you are 240 and 6'1, and are lean, you're a huge mother f'r...

Are you vascular without a pump? Where do you think you BF is?

I think your scale is a liar!.... post pics
LOL, Are you talking to me?

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LOL, Are you talking to me?
Yes you chump, lol!


I think he was referring to the OP though.

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Yes you chump, lol!


I think he was referring to the OP though.
lol You better watch it, sounds like he thinks someone your size doesn't exist.

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lol You better watch it, sounds like he thinks someone your size doesn't exist.
No I absolutely do, cause I have been there and I'm 6'1.. I just think the question is kind of odd. If I was to guess, without seeing pictures, I'd guess you to be 13-17% bf NissanX

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Which then "weight gainer" shouldn't really be used to try and reach his goals..

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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-25-2009, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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based on all of you guys info. it looks to me that a weight gainer would not be a wise choice since im big already.. thanks guys
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