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#1

My most recent blog post details my weight gain progress. This represents 6 weeks using variations of my recipe. I increased macros on a weekly basis, recalculating them based on my new weight. I achieved an average weight gain of 3.6 lbs/week.

Measurements taken before sleep and upon rising under conditions as similar as possible with some exceptions.

During this time, real food “bonus” calories were consumed occasionally but shakes were always consumed.


#2

I want a curve that goes the other direction, I’m hoping it works for that.


#3

I’m not interested in Soylent for weight management, but I think that if that was your goal it might be good to go on a total Soylent diet for a few weeks to see how your body will react (weight wise). Then you can adjust total calories for gain or loss. For me personally I think Soylent will be a increase in the total calories in my diet, for others it may be a decrease.


#4

Looks like you are gaining some muscle mass. What is your excercise regimen like? How often are you eating? How are your food cravings?


#5

Yep, that was exactly my goal. I am a novice powerlifter running a variation of Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 known as Spinal Tap (4 days per week) detailed in his book Beyond 5/3/1. I usually eat around 4 times a day 1/3 allocation in the morning 1/3 at lunch then 1/6 around 4pm and 1/6 around 9pm after my workout. I have absolutely no food cravings, I find my DIY recipe filling sometimes to a fault.

I log my workouts on thesquatrack as user 7zf. Here is a dump of a recent squat workout

2014-04-28 18:00 - Spinal Tap Squat 531 cycle 4
Duration: 2 hours

Squat

  • 45 lbs x 10 reps
  • 135 lbs x 10 reps
  • 155 lbs x 5 reps
  • 195 lbs x 5 reps
  • 235 lbs x 3 reps
  • 275 lbs x 3 reps
  • 315 lbs x 3 reps
  • 355 lbs x 3 reps
  • 295 lbs x 5 reps
  • 335 lbs x 3 reps
  • 375 lbs x 1 reps
  • 275 lbs x 5 reps
  • 295 lbs x 5 reps
  • 335 lbs x 5 reps

joker sets:

  • 375 lbs x 5 reps
  • 395 lbs x 5 reps
  • 405 lbs x 5 reps [PR]

#6

That’s impressive results, how many calories are you currently consuming? Do you do any cardio? Sorry, haven’t had time to go through your blog to see if it’s answered there.


#7

I’m up to 4081 calories/day, currently very little cardio usually once or twice a week. Cardio is done as intervals on a precor amt for around 20 mins on a cycle like :30 low 1:00 mid and 1:00 holding strides per minute around 140-160.