Weight Gain... Good // Bad !?!?!

Return_Ace

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I was just wondering if it was like common to gain 3-4 Kg in 2 weeks.....

Well, it starts that when i used to do martial arts, i gained weight (which i assumed was muscle) up to 55Kg, which i stayed at and it was constant for a time.......

Until i quit martial arts to concentrate on studying, where after a month or so i'd dropped back in body weight to 50Kg, which i've stayed at for over half a year now, like no matter how much i eat... just stays at 50Kg.

However, a few weeks ago (before my easter holidays) i was still 50Kg, however during the holidays, i was accepted onto a lifeguarding course (one week intensive course training you to become a lifeguard... so i gots myself a job now ^^) and with the job came fee gym membership. So after the week of lifeguard training and a week of going to the gym, doing a bit on the chest press, lat pull down and leg press (they won't let me on free weights yet... next week though ^^). So after all of that i weighed myself again and i've climbed back up to ~53/54Kg.

I was just wondering whether or not this was unusual :/ and seeing how i never got above 55Kg before, do you think it's possible i'll actually make it over 55Kg this time using weights and stuff!??! Ideally i wanna get to around the 60/62Kg mark :/



NB: btw, i'm 16, 5'6 and Chinese so i'm assuming that 50/55Kg is kinda average for someone of my type.
 

Andres

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50-55 kg is still very low.
50-55 kg is the weight a girl your height should be, or around that. Not a guy.

Now, muscles weigh more than fat, so working out may be helpful to your weight gain.

60-65 kg is a more normal standard for you. I am 6'4' and around 191 lbs (87 kg), but my body fat is about 7-9 % according to my last tests.

The point is: Work out. But don't overtrain yourself. You're just 16, and u still have plenty of time to grow, but, you'll gain more weight, cause you'll be growing until you're 18 or so, and you'll get a couple of inches taller, and quite a couple of lbs heavier.

Don't rush it, get a fitness coach, and work out, and you'll be over 50 kg for the rest of your life soon ;)
 

chess9

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Andres Guazzelli said:
50-55 kg is still very low.
50-55 kg is the weight a girl your height should be, or around that. Not a guy.

Now, muscles weigh more than fat, so working out may be helpful to your weight gain.

60-65 kg is a more normal standard for you. I am 6'4' and around 191 lbs (87 kg), but my body fat is about 7-9 % according to my last tests.

The point is: Work out. But don't overtrain yourself. You're just 16, and u still have plenty of time to grow, but, you'll gain more weight, cause you'll be growing until you're 18 or so, and you'll get a couple of inches taller, and quite a couple of lbs heavier.

Don't rush it, get a fitness coach, and work out, and you'll be over 50 kg for the rest of your life soon ;)
Yes, you could easily be 65 kg with the right weight training program, proper diet, and a GO-SLOWLY approach. I'm assuming you have average bone structure. My buddy is 5'7", weighed 220 lbs at one point and was about 5% body fat. He was genetically gifted with a bit of muscle mass and worked it for 12 years or so to get there. For just an average Chinese guy with NO genetic talent, I'd say even 70 is very doable by age 20.

Just in case you think I'm not being straight up, here's my buddy's web page. He's a triathlon coach now and weighs about 150 lbs because of all the running and biking. He's also 43 years old! I'm pictured on the bottom left with my daughter and Dominick.

http://www.swimbikeruncoach.com/

-Robert
 

Return_Ace

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andres said:
50-55 kg is still very low.
50-55 kg is the weight a girl your height should be, or around that. Not a guy.

Now, muscles weigh more than fat, so working out may be helpful to your weight gain.

60-65 kg is a more normal standard for you.
Is it !?!?

:/

On all the charts that i've found saying that, it's for Caucasians...

I'm sure asians are supposed to be lighter no !??! :/
 

chess9

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Return_Ace said:
Is it !?!?

:/

On all the charts that i've found saying that, it's for Caucasians...

I'm sure asians are supposed to be lighter no !??! :/
You are NOT trapped in your jeans! Er, genes. :) Do you want to be strong for tennis-maybe look like Srichipan-i.e., ripped? Then, lift regularly. You will be surprised at how much different you can look from other Asians in terms of build. But, remember, you will be different. Can you handle being different? :) He, he, tough question at 14, eh? But, here's a thought. When you are 16 and your mom is having trouble moving a heavy box and you pick it up like it's a feather you will be feeling like a stud. :) And here's something you can take to the bank: GIRLS LIKE GUYS WHO ARE BUILT STRONGLY. Not so much overbuilt, but muscular. I'll bet Srichipan and Safin have no trouble getting dates. And when you show up for the high school tennis team, do you think they are going to throw you off the team if you look strong and fit? I don't think so....There are so many good reasons to be strong FOR LIFE.

-Robert
 

Return_Ace

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LOL chess, that's one way to put it.

I was actually just questioning his point that i should be 60-65 kilo's for my build/type. Since i think that Asians will have a much lower average body weight that Caucasians for the same age/height.

That said though, I'm still trying to reach my target of 60Kg by the start of the next school year, trouble is i can only go to the gym once (after work) due to my exams being around this time,... so my parents won't let me out that often :/ But after those exams i'll be down there a lot more ^^.
 

Andres

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Return_Ace said:
I was actually just questioning his point that i should be 60-65 kilo's for my build/type. Since i think that Asians will have a much lower average body weight that Caucasians for the same age/height.
Nah, I don't think the asians' body structure is that much below caucasians.
A guy from china, with the same height and age as one in... Argentina... despite the external factors (genes, feeding factor, environment), should weigh more or less the same ;)
 

Andres

G.O.A.T.
Maybe asians have different body fat distribution and body composition, but I don't think the difference will be that much as you say, Acey ;)
 

Andres

G.O.A.T.
A little research I found:

SOURCE: Australas Radiol 1998 Nov;42(4):341-3
ABSTRACT: Asian women have been reported to have lower bone mineral density (BMD) than Caucasians, but this could be due to body habitus rather than ethnicity.

That's for women... let me look for more ;)
 

Andres

G.O.A.T.
http://www.halls.md/bmi/asia.htm

This may be interesting:
Asians have lower body mass index (BMI) but higher percent body fat than do whites: comparisons of anthropometric measurements.

We studied the correlations between body mass index (BMI) and percent body fat (fat%) measured by dual-photon absorptiometry (DPA) in 445 white and 242 Asian adults aged 18-94 y. In addition, comparisons in six circumferences and eight skinfold-thickness measurements between whites and Asians were made to explain the discrepancies. Although Asians had lower BMI, they were fatter than whites of both sexes. The correlations between fat% and BMI varied by BMI and sex and race. Comparisons in anthropometry show that Asians had more subcutaneous fat than did whites and had different fat distributions from whites. Asians had more upper-body subcutaneous fat than did whites. The magnitude of differences between the two races was greater in females than in males. Prediction equations developed for each sex and race, based on BMI alone, gave SEEs ranging from 4.4% to 5.7%. All were significantly improved to the range of 3.5-4.4% when age and several skinfold-thickness measurements were added.

:mrgreen:

Some other articles in here:
http://www.google.com.ar/search?hl=es&q="asians"+++"weight"+++"height"+++age&meta=

I Won't post them all ;)
 

Return_Ace

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that's really nice andres, i appreciate you finding all of that for me ^^

now..

what does it actually mean :/
 

Andres

G.O.A.T.
It means: Work your ass out, and you'll be over 60 kg of muscles any time soon ;)
Discipline and consistency is the way to go with fitness ;)
 

Ammo

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anywayz, just to brag I'm Asian, 16(in three months,) 5ft10" and I'm 153 pounds. I don't even work out and I'm one of most muscular juniors in my high school. :) Not all asians r skinny and small. :)
 

Return_Ace

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+ why is it that working out is like getting drunk...

i don't feel the effects until the day after... like i had a game of tennis 3 hours after working out, and i wasn't really feeling that bad even then and after... but queue this morning and i was like **** i can't even get out of bed :/

not that i'd know what a hangover would feel like >.> or getting drunk for that matter :rolleyes:
 

Rickson

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Return_Ace said:
I was just wondering if it was like common to gain 3-4 Kg in 2 weeks.....

Well, it starts that when i used to do martial arts, i gained weight (which i assumed was muscle) up to 55Kg, which i stayed at and it was constant for a time.......

Until i quit martial arts to concentrate on studying, where after a month or so i'd dropped back in body weight to 50Kg, which i've stayed at for over half a year now, like no matter how much i eat... just stays at 50Kg.

However, a few weeks ago (before my easter holidays) i was still 50Kg, however during the holidays, i was accepted onto a lifeguarding course (one week intensive course training you to become a lifeguard... so i gots myself a job now ^^) and with the job came fee gym membership. So after the week of lifeguard training and a week of going to the gym, doing a bit on the chest press, lat pull down and leg press (they won't let me on free weights yet... next week though ^^). So after all of that i weighed myself again and i've climbed back up to ~53/54Kg.

I was just wondering whether or not this was unusual :/ and seeing how i never got above 55Kg before, do you think it's possible i'll actually make it over 55Kg this time using weights and stuff!??! Ideally i wanna get to around the 60/62Kg mark :/



NB: btw, i'm 16, 5'6 and Chinese so i'm assuming that 50/55Kg is kinda average for someone of my type.
Wow, you're a lightweight. Being thin is better than being fat so gain the weight slowly.
 
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