Gaining Weight for College Ball

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Question: I need to gain weight for football. I have several D1 teams who are interested but want me heavier. I don’t want to just get heavier without gaining muscle. What is the best way to put on good weight? Answer: Congratulations on having multiple options for continuing your career into collegiate ball. First, don’t […]

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How to Add Muscle Mass for Athletes

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Question: Which method of training is better to build muscle mass? Does heavy weight and less reps work better or less weight and more reps? I need to get bigger for basketball. I’ve gotten taller and skinnier in the last year. Answer: The fact that you’re growing upwards is a great thing for basketball. What […]

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Eating the Right Breakfast to Gain Weight

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Question: I need to gain weight now that I’m in the off-season. I am not a big fan of breakfast and get bored eating the same thing all the time. How can I keep some variety in breakfast and get the protein I need? Answer: One of the “problems” people have with breakfast is that […]

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Should I Use a Weight Gain Supplement?

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Question: I am trying to gain weight and plan to order a weight gain supplement. Is there a particular one that is better? Should I just try to eat more? Answer: Weight gain supplements are fine as long as they are used supplement to your meals. Too often they are consumed in place of a […]

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What Supplements Do I Need to Get Bigger as a Teenager?

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Question: I need to know what supplements I need to use to get bigger. I used to be fat but I cleaned up what I eat and started running. Now I want bigger muscles so I’m working out. I used to take a pre-workout, a during workout drink and a post workout recovery shake but […]

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Training Chest and Back

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Question: I need a routine to help me grow a little larger through my chest and back. I currently do some bench presses, push-ups, incline dumbbell presses and sometimes the flye machine. Usually I do 10 reps per set. For back I do Pulldowns, machine rows and sometimes dumbbell rows for 10 reps or so […]

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Are Supplements Necessary to Add Muscle Mass?

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Question: I would like to add muscle mass to my frame. I would like to know if supplements are necessary to do that? Answer: That manufacturers would like for you to believe that their supplements are a necessity for gaining muscle which is why if you buy any of the magazines dealing with training at […]

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How Important is Breakfast?

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Question: I have a very active rising high school freshman who recently stopped eating breakfast. He also has started drinking meal replacement drinks instead of eating lunch. He is concerned about getting fat and breakfast foods he says are fattening. He wants chiseled abs and to look like he is in his 20’s. He doesn’t […]

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Do I Need to Use a Protein Supplement or a Pre-Workout Energy Supplement?

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Question: Do I need to use a protein supplement or a pre-workout energy supplement? The advice of the bodybuilders in the gym, one of whom has won the Mr. Alamance, is that you can’t grow without them. Answer: No matter what the muscleheads in the gym or the advertising in the muscle magazines “report”, you […]

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How to Get Through the Holidays without Gaining it All Back!

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Question: I am confused about if i should maintain my diet through the holidays. I seem to start and stop over and over. Which is best, to diet through New Year’s day or just let it go since I can’t maintain it anyway? Answer: The reality of weight gain during the holidays from Thanksgiving through […]

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