Question #6 “How can I Gain Weight?” (3.3% of questions)
Gaining lean body weight involves increasing muscle mass, whether or not you are interested in obtaining a muscular frame. Gaining lean weight through weight training can translate into becoming more muscular, but increasing muscle size is only achieved through directed, specific training to increase mass and definition.
For adults who desire weight gains, both short and long-term benefits exist for increasing overall strength through weight training for lean mass in addition to eating a proportionate amount of healthy foods based on present height & weight and the desired amount of weight gain. Though benefits have been shown from adding protein powders and various supplements into your diet, they are not necessary for weight gain (See Question #5).
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