How to Gain Weight
April 22, 2004 11:36 AM Subscribe
Weight gain techniques for the slim and tall [more inside]
posted by dflemingdotorg to health & fitness (9 answers total)
I just turned 21, am 6' and 140 pounds (I also like long walks on the beach) and I've decided that this is the year I gain some muscle mass. I have a high metabolism and I'm a runner (which means I'm not interested in becoming a "meathead", just to get to a comfortable weight and to look good in my clothes), so I'm obviously working against putting on fast muscle mass. I eat 3 meals a day and have been trying to up my protein by snacking on left-over meat and cheese and I don't find it to be too hard. I've spent some time at the gym lately and while I've added some muscle mass, it's mostly toning what I have now (I'm slim but I've got a little muscle on me). For someone who's starting out with a relatively small amount of strength and a high resistance to weight gain, what are some good resources for information on the types of exercise/diets I might need to put on about 30-40 pounds of muscle?
I'm patient, so a slower-moving system would suit me fine as well but I, like everyone, also like to see results NOW. What can you suggest?