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Jamesy
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12 Oct 2012, 6:24 pm

I am 23 and unfourtantly I am on the short side for a guy standing at 5ft 8 1/2.

I weigh roughly 144 lbs but I am thinking of putting on more weight. I probably could be much heavier if I wanted too be.

Given my height and my age what do you think would be my ideal weight?



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12 Oct 2012, 7:06 pm

150-175
but it depends on your build


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12 Oct 2012, 7:28 pm

guys get 110# for the first five feet and then 6# per inch, so 151#, give or take 10#, would be ideal. you're perfectly fine where you are. at least that's what they taught me in medical school.



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12 Oct 2012, 7:37 pm

If you want to gain weight, make sure to gain it in muscle and not fat! For your height you're in a healthy weight range.



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12 Oct 2012, 8:13 pm

How can I gain weight in muscle wwithout going too a gym?



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12 Oct 2012, 9:31 pm

Jamesy wrote:
How can I gain weight in muscle wwithout going too a gym?


hard labor



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12 Oct 2012, 9:45 pm

Jamesy wrote:
How can I gain weight in muscle wwithout going too a gym?


Pick up heavy logs and rocks? There's bodyweight exercises, but I find those tedious.



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13 Oct 2012, 1:19 am

There is no such thing as "ideal" weight, unless you're competing in weight divisions. Check your body composition.

Also you can gain weight in muscle by eating a lot and utilizing your muscles by progressively stressing them.