I’ve got to get this off my chest before I explode!
Just a few hours ago, a kid posted a simple question about
gaining weight to a bodybuilding forum and received some
typically bad advice on the topic commonly referred to as
Here’s what one person said, “It takes a damn long time without
eating junk. If you are willing to put the hours in the gym, then you should start stuffing your face with KFC and McDonalds, it’s so much quicker.”
No doubt about it… if you choose to workout and be healthy, you’ll want to make the quickest decisions you can make even if you put your health at risk. Who wants to put in the time? (please note the sarcasm in my voice).
As if that advice wasn’t bad enough, you’d think I’d just let
bygones by bygones but when I saw another person follow up with this gem, I snapped when I read…
“If a person is “underweight”, they should deny NOTHING and eat EVERYTHING.; McDonalds and KFC included.”
I was reminded of the episode of the Simpsons where Homer is
trying to gain weight to get to 300 lbs to qualify for
disability so he can work from home.
The advice “Dr. Nick” gives him:
“Instead of using bread, use Poptarts! Instead of chewing gum,
Then Bart says, “You can brush your teeth with milkshakes!”
To which Dr. Nick replies, “Hey! did you graduate from upstairs
medical college too?”
His final thought is, “Remember, if you’re not sure about a
food, rub it on a piece of paper. If the paper turns clear, it’s
your “window” to weight gain!”
But just keep reading because it gets better. I watched in
horror as bad advice was given out like giant candy bars at
Halloween in a rich neighborhood. But better still…
These people tried to justify as to why a dirty bulk was the
best option for gaining weight.
“Dirty Bulk is fine for a while. It’s a fast and reasonable way
to put on weight. Most people don’t have time to plan their
lives solely on bodybuilding. What is the point in clean bulking
when dirty can get the job done a hell of a lot easier?
Unhealthy? Who cares? This person will STOP eating junk when he
gets serious about the sport. That is when the clean
bulk/cutting game comes into play.”
And that’s when I realized there are a heck of a lot of lazy
bodybuilders out there.
Dirty bulking is a “cop out”! Stuffing your face with anything
and everything is for people who don’t know how to gain healthy
weight and are too lazy to find out how to gain weight.
Characteristics of a Lazy Bodybuilder:
a) Can’t wait for slow gains, will do anything and everything to
get to some imaginary end point.
b) Doesn’t plan out meals. Will eat whatever is in sight for
calories. 5-6 meals a day? No time for that. I eat when I eat.
c) Believes a calorie is calorie. Doesn’t matter if it’s from
an organic chicken breast or Chicken McNuggets.
d) Cupboards are bare but their gym bag is fully stocked with
the latest and greatest weight gainers and supplements.
e) No time to learn the fine details of nutrition, just slam
food down until things happen and then do some other things when
you think you’re fat.
f) Will do anything and everything to make this bodybuilding
For all these reasons, if you have been given this advice
before, want to gain weight but are confused as to how to do it
or you will sheepishly admit to falling into any of the A-F
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muscle building challenge.
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Train hard and eat right,
Marc C. David
Author of Beginning-Bodybuilding
P.S. – Skinny guys and gals you need to read these articles. While gaining weight isn’t nearly as popular as losing weight, you do need to have a plan and understand how to gain weight. The good kind of weight. Muscle. These articles are dedicated to meal plans and topics around weight gain.
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