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So I have been going to the gym for a few years now and I have seen some results however I have never tried to bulk (I go to the gym to keep my fitness up for boxing and to gain some muscle)

I have spent the last 6 months learning all about how to gain muscle (hypertrophy and things like that) and I have learnt that I really need to bulk up.

I am currently 17, 5'11 and weigh around 76kg

I am also quite skinny.

Now this is my question, what is the best way to bulk without eating too much. I have acid reflux and this means that I have a tiny appetite. I really want to bulk but it seems impossible to me as I can't even eat breakfast let alone 2k+ calories!!

If you could give me any tips it would be GREATLY appreciated!

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I would say drink at least 2 protein shakes a day, like one in the morning with breakfast and other one after you finishing working out, that's when your muscles are going to craving nutrients
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Ponti wroteI would say drink at least 2 protein shakes a day, like one in the morning with breakfast and other one after you finishing working out, that's when your muscles are going to craving nutrients


Thanks for the reply! Do you think I should add mass gainer to these shakes for extra calories?
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As said above, taking shakes would be the best way if you're having difficulty eating food due to a medical condition.

Mass gainers essentially give you the same, if not more protein than a protein shake but with a lot more calories due to all the carbs they put into it.

Just take into consideration that taking a mass gainer every day is going to be quite expensive to upkeep, so make sure you're buying one of the cheaper ones.

The most important thing is to find your weight and adjust your calories accordingly to it and track your progress. Don't forget to include the milk when counting your mass gainer calories too lol.
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Protein drinks / shakes are gonna be your best bet if you have trouble eating due to acid reflux. In addition, I'd try eating extremely high protein snacks / meals when you can eat to try and increase your caloric intake. See how that works and go from there!
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Increase your calorie intake. If you're working out try to have a protein bar & shake after every workout. Also one before bed.
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You just need to be in charge of your appetite, eat until you feel sick, take a break and eat again. Try less carbs and more fats, you can't bulk without a solid increase in cals
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Txby wroteSo I have been going to the gym for a few years now and I have seen some results however I have never tried to bulk (I go to the gym to keep my fitness up for boxing and to gain some muscle)

I have spent the last 6 months learning all about how to gain muscle (hypertrophy and things like that) and I have learnt that I really need to bulk up.

I am currently 17, 5'11 and weigh around 76kg

I am also quite skinny.

Now this is my question, what is the best way to bulk without eating too much. I have acid reflux and this means that I have a tiny appetite. I really want to bulk but it seems impossible to me as I can't even eat breakfast let alone 2k+ calories!!

If you could give me any tips it would be GREATLY appreciated!

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Shakes mate, get mass gainer supplements and mix them all together. You'd be surprised with how good some of the supplements are out there and I'm sure they have to cater for people with acid reflux as it isn't exactly unheard of! Hope you hit your goal fella!
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wow, bro eat a lot of carbs/fats/protein, try to have a lot of carbs in every meal don't relie on just protein shakes there not the best source of your daily nutrition. but still you do need your whey protein right before every workout, reason why? because it s a very fast acting protein, which while you have the pump you drink a whey protein shake and it digests quickly and the pump, well blood flow feeds the muscles, but its not the best protein source throughout the day but also whey protein shake can be drank before a workout as well as it can help with the pump. also protein will never be used as fuel or used as energy for your workouts, its only used for repairing muscles and when you run out of Fats carbs as a fuel which will never happen unless you run a massive marathon.

you need to up your carbs each week and look for a gradual increase 1-2 pounds increase each week, you don't want to over eat as well.

good clean foods like bread, pasta, rice and milk are real good for carb sources that i can think off the top of my head, those will be great sources as well, but remember bulking up will make you very sleepy due to the high glycemic index of some of the rich carbohydrate foods, some i can think off the top of my head is Bread, brown and white rice have quite a high glycemic index and that will give you an insulin spike which is something you need after your workout which is why i highly suggest after every workout you eat over 100 carbs or even the amount of carbs of your body weight in pounds after workouts as its the best time replenish the body and fuel also and the insulin spike as it great because the insulin spike will create an increase of protein synthesis which is a need for muscle growth, remember to eat foods with a High glycemic index which will cause an insulin spike after a workout, not before maybe a couple hours before like 2 hours max.

also don't over eat before gym you gotta time the carb meals before gym so it digests properly, you don't get sleepy and that you can have fuel to produce energy/ATP in your workout like i said above you can a decent size meal 2 hours before max because it takes around 2 hours to digest and you don't want to workout with while being in a hypoglycemic index with high blood sugar, its horrible.

I'll give a personal anecdotal story i can get a full high intensity 1 hour workouts with high energy levels and feel amazing while fasted for 9 hours no breakfast no carbs no food only water. this is probably not relive but anyway. also i could never put on weight literally never until i started forcing food through and i put on so much fat in the summer that i hated it but anyway i put on fair bit of muscle as well but i made the mistake of eating way to much and dirty bulking

also quick note ive used mass gainers and I've absolutely hated them, never liked the taste of them and the amount of liquid i had to drink, torture. and i used the high quality brands Like BSN and Optimal nutrition. I've got a mass gainer/ whey protein that's cheap as chips, Australian only i think it has 60carbs and 30 protein and i love it because it is flavourless and never gets old. Mass gainers like BSN and shit are expensive and worthless i reckon but that just my opinion, but if you have alot of money **** protien bars, mass gainers.

quick summary remember
- Don't Relie on just Protein shakes, there only necessary only for after workouts, but if you got money do it than takes scoops and scoops.
- Eat clean Carbs alot of clean carbs test what your maintenance carb or how high you have to go to put on weight like 300grams or 500grams or more somehow.
- aim for a insulin surge/spike after workouts
- look for a gradual weekly fat gain not to much like 1-3lbs
- time your meals before workouts


also i hope you learnt something new lol and do research man, internet is full of helpful shit but you can only know how to bulk if you actually try it your self.
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Txby wroteSo I have been going to the gym for a few years now and I have seen some results however I have never tried to bulk (I go to the gym to keep my fitness up for boxing and to gain some muscle)

I have spent the last 6 months learning all about how to gain muscle (hypertrophy and things like that) and I have learnt that I really need to bulk up.

I am currently 17, 5'11 and weigh around 76kg

I am also quite skinny.

Now this is my question, what is the best way to bulk without eating too much. I have acid reflux and this means that I have a tiny appetite. I really want to bulk but it seems impossible to me as I can't even eat breakfast let alone 2k+ calories!!

If you could give me any tips it would be GREATLY appreciated!

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Okay bulking

The main thing you need to do is eat in a calorie surplus, this means you consume more calories than you burn off.

You mainly want to focus on getting enough protein in so you can recover well and let your muscles grow.

Make sure you sleep enough and rest enough as well.

If you struggle to eat a lot due to acid reflux it may be worth investing in mass gaining shakes. Another thing you could try is eat small meals but more often, just remember to track your calories.


How do you know how many calories to eat? Download my fitness pal, type your height and weight and activity level and it'll give you an idea
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