what do you think my ideal weight would be?

antness

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age 18, white male
5'7-5'8", small build, 28-29" waist

3% body fat
current weight: ~133 lbs

i've been working out regularly the past few weeks (for the past year i've just done some exercises at home like crunches, pushups, etc) and maybe gained 1lb at most. also if i gain weight even in muscle i don't want it to hurt my agility or running speed

thanks all you fitness guys..
 

Geforcekj

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you gotta eat to gain weight...especially if you are working out...your just buring more calories
 

Zenmervolt

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You know, you may just happen to be one of those people who can eat anything and everything and not gain weight. I live on junk food, fried and red meats, cola, and whole milk and I ring in at 6'-0" and 145lbs soaking wet. I was the only person I knew who went to college and lost 15 lbs (started last year @ 155, and went down to 140 for a while). As much as I would like another 30 lbs or so, I'm just not going to get it, so I focus on how much this will come in handy later in life when everyone else I know starts getting that spare tire. My philosophy is that as long as you check out as healthy in a physical, then don't worry about it too much.

Zenmervolt
 

Jfur

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<< age 18, white male
5'7-5'8", small build, 28-29" waist

3% body fat
current weight: ~133 lbs

i've been working out regularly the past few weeks (for the past year i've just done some exercises at home like crunches, pushups, etc) and maybe gained 1lb at most. also if i gain weight even in muscle i don't want it to hurt my agility or running speed

thanks all you fitness guys..
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you sound very fit :)
 

breakit23

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3% bodyfat doesnt sound realistic I mean proffesional body builders dont have 3 percent body fat.
 

StageLeft

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At your age and body fat if you are basically unable to gain muscle weight you need to eat more. Thats all there is too it. If you still don't gain weight then, eat more. Pack in all the bloody protein and other foods you can. Maintain a full stomach at all times and never skip meals.
 

crabbyapple1

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god dman you're a small guy. :) I'm 6'1" @ 200lbs. I have a friend around your size that's about 150-160. Built and fit. If you want to do some serious weight gain, go with the protein shakes. They taste like crap but with workouts (serious ones) you'll see weight gain results in no time.
 

maxhunter

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I think your brain needs at least 3% bodyfat to function. Are you having headaches?
Get to be 150 lbs by adding 17 lbs of muscle. Then you'll be swoll.
Beef up on protein in 6 meals a day and equal portions of carbs.
 

RSI

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Protein shakes aren't that bad. And if you use em properly they are pretty effective. Do INTENSIVE workouts, not a few pushups here and there. When you work out take the protein shakes. Keep eating as much as you can..

Some people just can't gain though. My friend has to stuff his face till he's about to puke (combined with working out) to gain a few pounds.

-RSI

PS: As for me, sometimes I can, sometimes I can't. Last year I gained 15lbs doing nothing... The past two months I haven't gained a pound though.
 

crabbyapple1

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<< Protein shakes aren't that bad. And if you use em properly they are pretty effective. Do INTENSIVE workouts, not a few pushups here and there. When you work out take the protein shakes. Keep eating as much as you can..

Some people just can't gain though. My friend has to stuff his face till he's about to puke (combined with working out) to gain a few pounds.

-RSI

PS: As for me, sometimes I can, sometimes I can't. Last year I gained 15lbs doing nothing... The past two months I haven't gained a pound though.
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Intensive workouts meaing maxing out on the bench etc. I used the shakes and workouts for about 6 months and gained about 10 lbs. But was all top heavy. I concentrated WAY too much on the upper body and not on mid and lower. So keep a well balanced workout regime that works everything.

I wonder how swimming and protein shakes would work?