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    Hey everyone, I was curious to see if anyone had any experience with an idea I had thought up. Im a 5"11 143 pound male, training 4x a week doing gymnastic work and light leg work. On top of that I do acrobatics 3 times a week, which is usually light or moderate intensity, each class is an hour long and done in groups. On top of that I do my own movement work and generally just keep active each day, and I am looking to increase my movement work using principals from ido portal and movnat. I am not looking to "bulk" up but I definitely want to fuel for performance and also make sure I have enough calories coming in that my body can put on mass. Ive been trying to get in 4000 calories a day. The problem is that with the way my schedule is realistically ill eat 3 solid meals, and my acrobatics classes are in the evening so I have to finish my meals by max 5. By the time im home its way too late and I cant reasonably eat else id finish right before bed time and eating before sleep screws up my sleep hard. Eating so much in 3 meals really knocks me out, it can fatigue me quite a lot making it hard for me to even want to move. So the idea I had was to eat more reasonably on the days I have acrobatics classes, eat a bit more on the days I don't have classes, and then on weekends make up the calorie difference by eating very large amounts such as 5500-6000 calories. In my mind the excess energy that's not being used on that day would go towards fat stores, which I would then tap into during the week due to the lower calorie consumption, creating a nice cycle which in my head kind of would be what our ancestors did also....a lot of activity with little food followed by a kill and eating a large amount of food. Thoughts?

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    5'11", 143? you shouldn't be eating "less" any day of the week. perhaps focus on high calorie foods and drinking calories as well in order to get more food in to your body. drink whole milk protein shakes. plenty of potatoes and sweet potatoes with meals. a spoonful or 2 or peanut butter or almond butter whenever you walk past the fridge

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    • #3
      Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
      5'11", 143? you shouldn't be eating "less" any day of the week. perhaps focus on high calorie foods and drinking calories as well in order to get more food in to your body. drink whole milk protein shakes. plenty of potatoes and sweet potatoes with meals. a spoonful or 2 or peanut butter or almond butter whenever you walk past the fridge
      Yeah, sounds like the OP doesn't want to hear this advice, but he needs to gain 50 lbs. Desperately.
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      • #4
        Chug the calories down buddy......coconut milk, heavy cream, whey protein, peanut butter, coconut oil.......get all that shit blended up and gulp her down a few times a day !

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        • #5
          Originally posted by OldSchhool View Post
          Chug the calories down buddy......coconut milk, heavy cream, whey protein, peanut butter, coconut oil.......get all that shit blended up and gulp her down a few times a day !
          Yea, what he said. 143?! Holy moley

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          • #6
            +1 on what others have said. Eat nutrient dense foods and drink a lot of calories, too. One of friends is 5'9", 140 lb, and I'm always giving him a hard time about being too skinny.
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            • #7
              But he's a gymnast. Isn't it advantageous to be light?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                But he's a gymnast. Isn't it advantageous to be light?
                5'11" and 143 isn't light. it's frail. I knew a guy in college who was a gymnast. he was probably 5'5" and definitely weighed 160-165. i'm 5'10", and if I ever weighed 143, my friends would check me in to a clinic for people with eating disorders

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                  But he's a gymnast. Isn't it advantageous to be light?
                  It's advantageous to be lean.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
                    if I ever weighed 143, my friends would check me in to a clinic for people with eating disorders
                    You'd either break into small, brittle shards, or disintegrate into a pile of dust on the way there.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by not on the rug View Post
                      5'11" and 143 isn't light. it's frail. I knew a guy in college who was a gymnast. he was probably 5'5" and definitely weighed 160-165. i'm 5'10", and if I ever weighed 143, my friends would check me in to a clinic for people with eating disorders
                      Legit, elite, competitive gymnasts are shockingly light. I haven't checked the stats lately, but I remember that during one of the recent Olympics I looked it up, and I outweighed every American Olympic gymnast by at least 10 pounds. Most are in the 135 range.

                      But yeah, the OP here is really really light for his height.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
                        Legit, elite, competitive gymnasts are shockingly light. I haven't checked the stats lately, but I remember that during one of the recent Olympics I looked it up, and I outweighed every American Olympic gymnast by at least 10 pounds. Most are in the 135 range.

                        But yeah, the OP here is really really light for his height.

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                        Perhaps you're right. But this dude was built like a tank. I can't imagine he weighed less than 160

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                        • #13
                          Most of the ones I've seen look pretty jacked, a GSP kinda build. I'd think a gymnast around 5' 11" would weigh around 180-190.

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                          • #14
                            Lol got a lot more responses then I thought this would. Unfortunately no one really answered my question, I am well aware that I am too small for my height, but as I said in the post right now, I am eating a lot already getting in close to 4000 calories, but my problem as I said is I simply cannot eat more without it making me sluggish, and already its making me damn fucking sluggish as is. If I read correctly, I would guess everyones saying to focus a little less on solid food and focus more on liquid calories? I really didn't want to start replacing real solid food with liquid...heard a lot of negative stuff. But I suppose if I want to train so much I have to suck it up. Im still curious if anyone thinks its a good idea on days im less active to hit much larger calorie ranges to store energy for the week?

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                            • #15
                              On a side note...I have pretty shitty digestion...which is why I haven't been focusing on the liquid calorie root as well...most of the things I would put in liquid fuck me up....cant handle milk here...I would love to have access to raw goats milk but no can do....coconut milk makes me feel like crap I think that's cuz of the fillers...obv. whey proteins out. I have a big ass tub of a glucose powder tho....so maybe if I do large amounts of that with almond butter. Im a bit stuck cuz anytime I do too much of any of these "mass" ingredients my stomach tells me to go fuck myself and my skin takes a dive for the worse. Not trying to sound like a baby its just a fact.

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