Weight Gain

Weight Gain

Gaining weight in a healthy way is a common goal for many people who want to build strength. On the surface, gaining weight should be as simple as eating more calories than what is being used by the body.  But once you dig deeper, you learn that there is more to the story. This is why people may turn to foods like protein bars for weight gain goals.     Why […]

It’s a fairly regular scene: someone is working out regularly with a well-designed program but isn’t getting the results they’re looking for – whether it’s losing or gaining weight. In these cases, the first thing any competent trainer is likely to do is examine that person’s diet. It is stunning how often people neglect this, whether through ignorance or because they feel going to the gym allows for eating anything you […]

In theory, bulking seems like it would be incredibly easy and – more importantly – lots of fun. The reality, though, is that eating all those extra calories that you need to gain weight can be an overwhelming, time-consuming and expensive venture. Just to put this into prospective, consider this: An average-sized guy might need to eat close to 3000 calories each day to gain any noticeable weight. That averages out […]

Building big, impressive muscles is a complicated procedure. Of course, a well-designed weightlifting program is vital. But, the truth is that lots of people zealously follow some pretty fantastic workouts and yet see no real progress toward their bodybuilding goals. So what’s the problem? Nutrition. Why is your diet so important? How can you design your nutrition in a way that will complement your weightlifting routine and get you results you’re […]

Being a hard-gainer, someone who has difficulty gaining lean mass, can be an extremely frustrating situation. For one thing, many people simply don’t understand it. After all, most people fight to lose weight; The idea of someone actively trying to gain weight just seems ridiculous. But, the struggle is real. Often, along with properly designed workouts, hard-gainers need to make very specific food choices. To help in your pursuit of impressive […]

The whole “cutting and bulking” cycle used by many bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts can be a touch troublesome. Often, when bulking season comes around, people just go nuts with their diet – especially if they had just spent a few months surviving on naught but baked chicken breast and steamed broccoli. Now that they have license to eat whatever they want, it’s easy to see how some could make… questionable dietary […]

Summer can be a tricky time for athletes and exercisers. Of course, you want to look your best for beach season – which generally means losing weight. Unfortunately, cutting back on calories can also decrease your strength and even have broad impacts on your athletic performance. Which can be a real problem when competition season rolls around again in the fall. Even for those who do not compete, just losing fat […]

When they’re used correctly – and chosen carefully – protein powder can be powerful tools for building muscle and gaining weight. But what does that mean? What should you look for? Specifically, what is the best protein powder for weight gain? None of the Junk First of all, let’s be clear about something: You’re going to need to be consuming a considerable amount of this protein powder if you really want […]

For many reasons, cancer and extreme weight loss often go hand-in-hand. In fact, about 40 percent of people with cancer report unexplained weight loss at the time of diagnosis and 80 percent of advanced cancer patients deal with weight loss and muscle loss – called cachexia. This loss of both total weight and muscle not only makes it make difficult to handle the demands of daily life, it can also make […]

Weight gainer supplements are an interesting subgroup in the realm of protein powders. On the surface, it should be a pretty straightforward thing; if you want to gain weight, all need is something that will give you tons of calories, right? Not quite, no. Things are just a little more complicated than that. Or, at least, they should be. Here are a few thing to look for when choosing the best […]