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Posted: 1/7/2003 3:28:55 AM EDT
My personal trainer looked at me in the gym after a workout last night and asked me how my food intake was...???  Said I looked too thin. Dragged my into the analysis chambers and did a body comp test - body fat at ~8%.  He was not happy, wants it 10 to 12%, doesn't think I have enough reserve for training.  

This is a new thing to me.  Comments form the experts here would be appreciated.

Oh, and pass those donuts, eh? Looks like I need a few. [coffee]
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 3:53:05 AM EDT
how old are you?
body type?
when I was 18-22 my metabolism was off the charts.  I could not keep weight on much less build any mass.  maybe you just need to hang loose for a couple years or drink lot's of dark beer like oatmeal stout.  
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 4:31:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2003 9:44:51 PM EDT by James4]
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 6:04:46 AM EDT
I'll be happy to give you 10 to 20 pounds of fat free of charge.  E-mail me. [;-)

As time goes on it's harder for me to keep off the winter holiday weight gain.  

But.....with my trusty Soloflex and treadmill, I shall overcome.  

Link Posted: 1/7/2003 6:53:17 AM EDT
Dude I'm 38, 39 in a few days. My metabolism is still off the charts. I cannot gain weight. My body fat is in the neighborhood of 4-6%. I'm 5'9" 145 lbs soaking wet. Your metabolism may never change.

I'm the guy who can and does eat whenever he wants, as much as he wants and never gains a pound. The downside to it is I'm thin, not skinny, Ethiopian style, but runner thin.

Good luck gaining weight.
Link Posted: 1/9/2003 12:29:13 PM EDT
I'm 42, 6'0", 162.5 at time of aforementioned ass chewing.  I'll admit I'm out of my experience pool here, I've never been this well conditioned before.  I think his big concern was that my body weight wasn't changing despite regular and hard workouts.  Doesn't particularly bother me because I don't want he bulk.  Still, I respect this guy because he can thrash my ass all over the mat without working up a sweat, so I have to give some credenceto his opinion, and I cant see where he is to gain from telling me this.  There ya go, too skinny, an American tragedy in the making...[:D]
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