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Three Year Weight Journey of a Fitness Enthusiast on Reddit

Follow OooPieceofCandy's three-year journey from 145lbs to 185lbs. Get fitness tips and gym routine ideas from his weight gain experience.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A progress pic of a 5'8" man showing a weight gain from 145 pounds to 185 pounds. A net gain of 40 pounds.
M/23/5'8" [145lbs > 185lbs] Three years in the game today.
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


OooPieceofCandy, a Reddit user, has posted his three-year weight gain progress from 145lbs to 185lbs. His post included a side-by-side picture comparison, which earned him 135 upvotes and a few comments from other users.

Dedication to gym routine

OooPieceofCandy's gym routine includes two chest days, two leg days, one back day, and two accessory days. He runs cardio six times a week and does 100 pull-ups a day. His focus is on volume lifting with mid to slight heavy weight, high reps and sets, and more blood in the muscles, resulting in better muscle growth.

Importance of Diet

OooPieceofCandy also highlights the importance of diet, and how it is different for everyone. He advises finding a diet that works best, along with your gym routine. OooPieceofCandy is about to go through a hard cut and lose some more weight, with a target body fat percentage of 6-7%.

Inspiration for Beginners

For beginners like Endochaos, OooPieceofCandy advises to push through form/flexibility plateaus by incorporating weight training with good form, consistency, and will power. OooPieceofCandy's post is an inspiration to beginners and experienced gym-goers, as his journey shows that staying committed to your goals and gym routine pays off.


OooPieceofCandy's three-year journey shows that dedication, consistency, and the right gym routine and diet can transform your body. As every individual is different, it may take some experimenting to find the right exercise routine and diet that works best for you.

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