Originally Posted by Draz
I've been hitting the gym now since this year started with my girl. I actually just got home from it. I need to make this move, get fit. Anyone here recommend some tips on gaining weight?
You get any progress since that thread you made a while back? Without further adoo...
With regards to training, time under tension is gonna be your best friend. I other words, the more you can work a muscle at a high intensity (important note), the better your gains will be. In simple terms, aim to get a pump with a heavy weight, and no other exercises lend themselves well to heavy weights like compound movements. A year of rotating deadlifts, squats, overhead presses, pull-ups, bench presses (though I've never actually benched in my life), and rows will do you good. GOOOOOOOD.
When it comes to eating, just eat real food, and it most of your day's intake after your training. I actually made my absolute best gains in size and strength when I got off using whey powders post-workout and just started pounding all the meat, rice, sweet potatoes, fruits, and veggies I could throw down. No need for the extra supplements that may or may not actually work.
Other than that, just get good sleep and do your best to stay stress-free and have an awesome life.