Gaining Weight for the High School Athlete – Jim Wendler

Gaining Weight for the High School Athlete

Gaining Weight and the High School Athlete I also struggled to gain weight in high school  and have gone through many of the same challenges most of you skinny guys have or will go through, and then some. I was able to pack on some pretty good weight in high school with a  very simple system. Keep in mind I didn't count calories or macronutrients  or weigh anything, nor do I think you need to either. By the time I was a sophomore in high school, I had been lifting for  about three years and was in desperate need of weight gain. At this point  I was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball, run/throw in track)  and never really had any breaks from running or an off-season to gain weight. Supplements were still foreign to me but I persuaded my dad to buy me some weight gain powder (I don't remember what it was, but it added  about 1500-1750 calories/day). I'd already been eating three times  a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), so my plan was to eat as I normally would and drink three weight gain shakes AFTER each meal. I mixed each      drink with two cups of milk. So a daily meal schedule would look like  this: • Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled, toast, apple, juice + weight gain  drink • Lunch: 2 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, banana + weight  gain drink • Dinner: Whatever my mom cooked + weight gain drink The result? I gained 20lbs in a month, my lifts skyrocketed, and I didn't  gain an inch on my waist. I don't know if my body was simply starving for nutrients but this worked wonders for me. I managed to keep up this regimen for most of my high school career and felt great. Please understand that during this time I was lifting  three times a week and running/jumping 4-7 days/week, and my main lifts  were squat, bench, trap bar deadlift, and hang clean. In other words,  I was expending a lot of energy that obviously justified the amount of      calories I was taking in. If you don't like weight gain powders or find all the sugar makes your farts smell like the kill-floor of a meat packing plant, you can  always make your own "weight gainer" out of Grow! Whey blended with whole milk or juice, some nuts, and a tablespoon or two  of natural peanut butter or some other healthy fat. 5/3/1 (Ebook) 5/3/1 (Hard Copy on Amazon) TNation Blood and Chalk