While some people struggle to lose weight, there are those of you who struggle to put it on. Whether you are a teen with a fast metabolism looking to put on weight to make the football team or a grown man looking to bulk up in the weight room, you just need some tips on how to gain size.
As with most things that have to do with the body in terms of physical fitness, nutrition is key.
Teenage Weight Gain
If you’re a teen and you need to put on size despite your fast metabolism, you are in luck. You essentially have a free pass to eat anything and everything you want. Your basic goal is to just up your caloric intake and eat more often.
Of course, you still want a lot of the size to be quality weight gain, so you still want to time your meals to every 2 or 3 hours for a total of 6 meals on your average day. You should try to keep a good influx of complex carbs and proteins in your diet. You can also look into weight gainers.
Supplements: Weight Gainers
One of the highest quality weight gainers on the market is the Iso-Mass Xtreme Gainer by Ultimate Nutrition. You could also save a few bucks by making your own weight gainer shakes. You need a solid whey protein powder, a carb supplement like Glyco Maize by Optimum Nutrition or Carbo Gain by NOW Sports, a little bit of creatine monohydrate, and a bit of aminos if you want a little extra boost on top.
Adult Weight Gain
If you’re an adult, you are probably looking to put on size, but don’t have the metabolism of a high school kid so you need to get quality calories. This could mean sticking to the complex carbs in your pre and post workout meals. It can also mean weight gainer shakes like those illustrated above.
If you just want to gain weight quickly, you should focus on upping your calories, but if your metabolism is not fast, it is suggested to make the weight gain a slow build process and focus on quality eating with good carbs, healthy fats, and a good amount of protein to put on good size slower, but to still get a solid bulk on.