Hi workout buddies,
This is to find out how many find it difficult to gain bulk and are of the lean athlete build types...also what do you do to counter your genes n improve on size. I'm strong, but my size doesn't reflect that ...
Are you trying to gain without supplements?
It took me the better part of a year to go from 160 to 180lbs. I had macro goals to meet each day, and a heavy lifting routine 4 days a week. It was/is a LOT of eating, much more than I was used to, and I still did supplements. But watch out...since we don't show fat gain across the body, the fat will settle in the problem areas :-/ I had to maintain a regular but non-aggressive cardio routine, low impact.
@ Vonzell: I've not taken supplements so far. Only increased my protien intake thru natural foods.. But kudos to you! Gaining 20 lbs is an achievement. I'm presently at about 150..have gone up to 158 once in my life, but that was when I had lots of time n with lots of lifting...
I've always struggled to gain weight. When I graduated high school I was 6 feet tall and 115#. Once I started lifting, I've gone up to 160# and in college tried everything to gain more(heavy lifting, shakes etc) but could never sustain it for long. Now that I'm older and wiser(36 ) I workout with much lighter weights and range between 160-165# for the last 10 years but my % body fat stays in the single digits and I'm happy and accepting of my ectomorph frame