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A Male's Inspiring 22Lbs Weight Gain Journey in 9 Months

Follow a 23-year-old male's weight journey from 138lbs to 160lbs and discover how to safely and effectively gain muscle mass.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A progress pic of a 6'2" man showing a weight gain from 138 pounds to 160 pounds. A total gain of 22 pounds.
Male/23/6'2 [138lbs to 160lbs = 22lbs ] (~9months) + (100lbs weighted dips 5x5 )
Originally posted on /r/Brogress


Gaining weight and building muscle mass can be a challenging journey, but it's also a rewarding one. Thanks to the power of social media, we have the privilege of watching inspiring journeys from people who have undergone major transformations. In this article, we follow a 23-year-old male's journey on Reddit from being 138lbs to 160lbs in just 9 months.

The Journey

The user, who deleted their account, describes a workout routine primarily consisting of weighted dips 5x5 and calisthenics. Through consistency and dedication, he gained a remarkable 22lbs of muscle mass in just nine months. In addition to the muscle gain, he reported an improvement in overall strength and energy levels.

The Importance of Strength Training and Diet

Strength training like weighted dips and calisthenics, coupled with a high protein diet can lead to increased muscle gain, strength, and overall health improvement. Gaining weight and building muscle requires a calorie surplus and a high protein diet that will promote muscle growth. People should consult a dietician before starting intense workouts and make sure they have a proper diet plan so that they gain muscle in a healthy way.

Persistence is Key

It's essential to remain consistent and motivated when embarking on a weight gain journey. It's important to remember that the journey is not easy and requires both physical as well as mental strength. There will be days when you do not feel like working out, or you are not seeing the results you crave, but sticking with it will provide the desired results over time.

Final Thoughts

The 23-year-old Reddit user's journey shows that with consistency, determination, and the right diet and exercise routine, anyone can gain healthy weight and increase their muscle mass. It's important to stay motivated, keep pushing yourself, and ensure that you're doing it in a healthy way. Always encourage yourself to maintain healthy fitness habits, and don't forget that pushing limits should always be done with professional guidance.

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Madeleine Smith

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Madeleine is passionate about empowering individuals with the information and tools they need to transform their bodies and lives.