Originally Posted by imschatz
Really? Because regardless of what I do (short of going to the gym as a straight up refuse to do that) I won't gain a pound.
Starting 4 months ago, I have been doing a 40 minute work out, 3 days a week .. that is now up to 300+ pushups, and 200 situps/crunches and a variety of other core exercises - plus run twice a week .. and have gone from eating twice a day, too 4 times a day, plus protein shakes after workouts .. and I am still 5'11, 150 pounds.
Before I ate nothing but fast food, and played video games. So I'm not sure how neither of these lifestyles is leading to any sort of weight gain.
Figure out your basal metabolic rate is, then factor in the amount of activity you do in a day. You must eat more to gain muscle. Don't forget to time your post-workout meal properly. Don't drink that Shake crap, eat whole food!
Lift hard, if there is no intensity, don't expect any results.
I used to have a bit of muscle and didn't really start gaining muscle until I increased intensity and eating right macronutrients at the right time.