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    I need to gain weight!

    I'm skinny, real skinny. 6'3" and 155 lbs. I also ride my bike to work a lot. I try to eat as much as I can and load up on carbs and protein, but I basically burn it off right away, and since I am skinny my appetite isn't as great as I'd like it to be. Does anyone know of a good addition to my diet that might help me put a few extra pounds on? I think I'm a rarity in the biking world, but help me put on some pounds!
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    Moar protein?

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    Why? Sounds like that weight is where your body is comfortable. Doesn't sound like you're under-eating or anything, so let it be. Weight guidelines are just that, guidelines. Everyone's different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfbrother View Post
    I'm skinny, real skinny. 6'3" and 155 lbs. Does anyone know of a good addition to my diet that might help me put a few extra pounds on? I think I'm a rarity in the biking world, but help me put on some pounds!
    Adding fat would not be a benefit to you. If you have enough muscle to do the things you want to do, you've got enough muscle. Don't worry about it.

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    I was 151 this morning, but I'm 5'5". By cyclist standards, I'm a fat slob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Why? Sounds like that weight is where your body is comfortable. Doesn't sound like you're under-eating or anything, so let it be. Weight guidelines are just that, guidelines. Everyone's different.
    +1

    i have the same body type as the OP. i'm 5'11 and 140 lbs. just gotta accept it for what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan View Post
    +1

    i have the same body type as the OP. i'm 5'11 and 140 lbs. just gotta aspect it for what it is.
    There's another cyclist in our office who is 6'1" and 140. He's healthy too. He doesn't ride that much, its simply his build. So... be happy with the bag of skin you got, the alternatives suck.
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    I'm 6'-4", 230 lbs (just weighed myself, and that's 15 lbs more than expected...damn).

    There's a normal person somewhere inbetween our weights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    I'm 6'-4", 230 lbs (just weighed myself, and that's 15 lbs more than expected...damn).

    There's a normal person somewhere inbetween our weights.
    Wordbiker and normal should not be used in the same sentence. Just having that on the screen made my monitor start to smoke and quiver.
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    I use this product and can honestly say it works:
    I added ten kilos weight in less than a month.

    http://www.muscletech.com/products/c...ck/index.shtml

    What I would add is you need a regular exercise routine to insure it goes to
    all the right places ( not you gut).
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    Yeah I am 5'11" and 140.. I think my body is happy where it is. I have let go of my desire to gain any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Wordbiker and normal should not be used in the same sentence. Just having that on the screen made my monitor start to smoke and quiver.
    Notice I didn't include myself in the definition

    EDIT: It's all muscle too...mostly stomach muscles...
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    yeah, I don't want to gain fat, just a little extra mass to sustain my biking and maybe make me look less skeletal! I feel healthy, but I can really use all the fuel I can get, especially since my commute is going to double in a few months. Preferably, I'd like to turn it into muscle, so I'll probably avoid the mcdonald's diet. Well, maybe every once in a while . . .
    Thanks for the input. Tonight I'm off to the grocery store in search of carbs and calories. Should be fun! Trackman - I'll take a look at the muscletech stuff, too. I'd prefer to stay away from the more 'engineered' products, but we'll see.
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    Just enjoy eating almost anything you want. Espically in front of people who can't.

    (i'm 5'8" and 130 lbs)

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    I need to lose about 10 lbs right now. Want some weight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psydotek View Post
    Just enjoy eating almost anything you want. Espically in front of people who can't.

    (i'm 5'8" and 130 lbs)
    I've got a little bit of love handles, but it IS fun to eat some grossness from Carl's Jr. in front of the dieters and watch their eyes GET REAL BIG
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    Have you tried protein shakes? Also, some people say eat fat, but make sure your eating good fats. Stay healthy
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    I was 6'2" and 145 pounds from high school until I met my wife. I am now 6'2" and 184 and it's all upper body strength (from meeting my wife) and in my legs from cycling more and more.

    It's all in your build and what your body wants to be. I used to eat entire pizzas and still do and I don't gain any weight besides muscle from doing fun things.

    Now, being skinny and not toned is another story. I knew a girl who was a size zero and had tons of rolls and her gut hung over her pants because she was skinny, but not toned; not healthy.

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    Weight Gain 4000
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonataInFSharp View Post
    I was 6'2" and 145 pounds from high school until I met my wife. I am now 6'2" and 184 and it's all upper body strength (from meeting my wife) and in my legs from cycling more and more.

    It's all in your build and what your body wants to be. I used to eat entire pizzas and still do and I don't gain any weight besides muscle from doing fun things.

    Now, being skinny and not toned is another story. I knew a girl who was a size zero and had tons of rolls and her gut hung over her pants because she was skinny, but not toned; not healthy.
    Interesting you can do that. I've lifted and it doesn't do ANYTHING for bulk or definition. I get stronger but nothing else.
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    get married. I hear it insta-adds like 35lbs on your gut.

    Actually I think more meat, protein or creatin would work.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    get married. I hear it insta-adds like 35lbs on your gut.
    In my case, it just ended up, in the long-run, sucking money out of my 401(k).
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