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Exercising to Gain Weight

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I lost 12 pounds since I joined SP in 2006. The problem is I want to gain and maintain weight.
To be fair, I've been under the weather with my health for a couple weeks; no doubt my weight will come up a couple pounds when I'm back to normal.

One problem is: after a day or two of eating to gain, comes a day of no appetite.

In reading about body-builders' methods to gain bulk and weight, it seems that exercising more and eating more, and increasing both periodically, bring about gains. It sounds daunting for a breathing-impaired person, but why not give it a try?

Time to get back into weight-lifting and become familiar with more weight exercises.

T.O.'s blog is GOOD. He espouses developing mental toughness to start, and working on CORE muscles, not just the superficial muscles.
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  • no profile photo TTENEYCK1
    Not al of us can use muscle building exercise to gain weight. I have a heart condition that precludes me from doing so. Gaining weight has always been an up[ hill battle for me if i want to do so responsibly and not increase saturated fat. I have Coronary Artery Disease with one MI and one stent in place i HAVE to be careful of such things and eating fat foods is not eh way to go about it for me.

    I'm so pissed off at this site for having just joined. I can't seem to get my email goign (wont; send me my link to verify my email addy) and the whole of the conversations seem totally insensitive to folks like me trying to gain weight responsibly in the middle of "fat Americans'.
    3656 days ago
  • RACHA7
    Did the body builder method work for you? We all seem to have issues with weight and exercise of some kind. I hope you find something that works well for you. Best wishes on your quest for a better, bigger body!
    3694 days ago
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