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posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 11:23 AM
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I workout alot, but there's a problem. My calf muscles are growing while my ankles are staying the same size. This is because there's no muscle over there, just a tendon. My forearm is growing, while my wrists are remaining the same size also. Unfortunately, my stomach is far to small to put on any weight and my metabolism is too high.

So is there anyway I enlarge those areas?

[edit on 21-11-2007 by wildcat]




posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 09:47 PM
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Ok so no ones knows how to put on some weight?



posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 10:36 PM
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eat more food.

take up swimming.



posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 12:57 AM
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Wildcat, while I lift weights, I too have this problem. I stay between 150-155 lbs no matter what.. I even take protein.... :shk:



posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 12:09 PM
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Oh, I meant that I cannot thicken the areas of my body where there is no muscle. These are the wrists and ankles.

I am gaining weight, but in muscle, not fat. If I'm right, the only way to thicken the areas I want to, is to deposit fat there. I want to know if there's anyway I can do that.

Sorry for the misinterpretation.



posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
Wildcat, while I lift weights, I too have this problem. I stay between 150-155 lbs no matter what.. I even take protein.... :shk:


You're lucky I'm about 30 lbs lighter and have been about the same weight since I was a teenager, I have small appetite, am NOT height/weight proportionate as I am far too skinny and it affects every aspect of my life,
I have tried taking these enriched protein shakes or whatever but have seen minimal results.
I really need to put on at least two stone but I just can't seem to,
it is hard to explain to people as the majority of weight issues are always at the other end of the scale, pardon the pub.
Otherwise I am perfectly healthy and apart from suffering from insomnia, I have rarely ever been seriously ill and don't suffer from any allergies or asthma, I have good vision etc etc but I am just seriously underweight and it depresses the hell out of me, you can only eat as much as you feel you can actually stomach, if I eat a big meal it will pass through my system extremely quickly, I have suffered from a lot of emotional problems when I was younger which I think were a big part of the problem as I often skipped meals etc but that was a long time ago.
Have done some research on it but have yet to here any particular advice that could make the difference.



posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 01:02 PM
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Oh my God those were the days, I hate you LOL. Protien powder with raw eggs (risk of samonella though, at your own risk) Distance runners hit the pasta really hard before marathons. Note of caution. From 18-35 I benched 300 and ran 5 miles a day. If you quit for whatever reason after amassing body weight, it's not going to look pretty if you stop. I couldn't get off 165 for 3 yrs. Played varsity tennis and football for H.S. Then as metabolism slowed the mass came on. After about 25. Got to 210, which was a good cruiser weight for my 6'1" big boned frame. I live around 220 at 44 yrs old now because I just lost my will to work out anymore. Various reasons for that, I'd like not to go to.

[edit on 22-11-2007 by jpm1602]



posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 01:25 PM
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My stomach is very small, and my metabolism is too high, so I'm hungry every 3-4 hours. And I can't eat large portion sizes, so I'm asking if there's another way to gain weight.



posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 01:32 PM
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As I said. Get the blender out, some good protein powder and raw eggs. Small volume, big bang.



posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 01:35 PM
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thanks

I have been eating alot of salami and chicken though



posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 07:56 PM
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i mean it,take up swimming!

it works on your ankles when you kick,and should you do breastroke in a wristy fashion it will build them up fine!



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 10:06 AM
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I had an Irish friend who suffered the reverse problem. He was going for the firefighting field. He swam every day for 3 months before his physical training course. He passed in the median of the field. Swimming is one of the most perfect exercises.



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 11:19 AM
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There's no pool I can get to, unless I subscribe to the YMCA.

What about running?



posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 04:05 PM
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Wildcat, I don't think you want to put weight on your stomach. A thin waist is a good thing. What you want to do is put muscle on it so you can have a six pack.

It's also good that you have a small waist because if you have wide shoulders/back, you could easily get that coveted "V" shape to your upper body.

If you want to gain muscle, don't work out so much. Sound crazy? Well it's not because the longer you work out the more calories you're gonna burn. You should only be working out for 45-50 minutes at the most, 3 times a week.

Also, you're gonna have to start doing some heavy lifting If you want to gain some more mass. This means benching a weight that you can only do for 6-8 reps for 3 sets. Same applies for curls.

And never stagnate, if your bench press starts to become easy, start using more weight. Also, look into deadlifts, it's one of the best exercises for adding overall body mass and power since it targets so many muscle groups. Be careful though, you have to make sure that you are performing it correctly so you don't hurt your back. Good form is a must for that exercise. If you look on youtube, there's some pretty good instructional videos on how to perform the lift.

edit: Also, look into buying some whey protein. I recommend Optimum Nutrition 100% whey protein.




[edit on 23-11-2007 by thehumbleone]



posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 09:35 AM
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I have quite the same problem. I'm 185cm (6"1) with a weight of 65kg (I'm 20). I eat a whole lot and really often, but never seem to put on.

The problem seems to be psychological rather than physiological. I seem to be nervous and stressed most of the time, and my brain takes up most of the energy I acquire from food.

OP, try to relax, meditate... (I've never done it, being stressed is my way of life :brkdnc



posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 01:41 PM
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Get married and have a kid, you'll put on weight in no time.



posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 01:45 PM
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Your wrists and ankles are bones so they will not get bigger no matter how much you work out. I take it you are kindof young so by the time you are in your 20's your bones will get thicker. Also, if you wanna gain weight, drink about 8-12 beers a night... that worked for me! But now i gotta hit the gym to lose all that beer weight i gained!



posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 02:18 PM
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Originally posted by Lecter
Get married and have a kid, you'll put on weight in no time.


Great point there. That's what married men told me tens of times!

I believe that's where ROUTINE starts, after marriage. Sleep-Eat-Work-Eat-Work-Eat-Sleep...
...now it's all like - Sleep (2 hours)-Study-ATS-BTS-PTS-Study-Eat-Sleep...



posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 07:46 PM
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Originally posted by MastaG

The problem seems to be psychological rather than physiological. I seem to be nervous and stressed most of the time, and my brain takes up most of the energy I acquire from food.

OP, try to relax, meditate... (I've never done it, being stressed is my way of life :brkdnc


There is actually some truth in that.



posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 09:34 PM
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I workout around 2 hours, for three days a week. With all this heavy lifting and calorie burning, I usually get hungry about every 3 to 4 hours and still look the same.



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