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M/30/6'0'' Gains 65Lbs Through Slow and Steady Progress: a Weight Journey

Read about M/30/6'0'' who gained 65lbs through slow and steady progress. Follow his journey and learn how to make your own progress.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 6'0" male showing a weight bulk from 130 pounds to 195 pounds. A net gain of 65 pounds.
M/30/6’0” [130lbs > 195lbs = 65lbs] (Same height now as I was then. Slow and steady progress. Aging gracefully.
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


A Reddit user, with the username [deleted], shared a weight journey where he gained 65lbs through slow and steady progress. His post received over 1100 upvotes and inspired people to try out healthy ways of gaining weight themselves.

Setting the Goal

The user set a realistic goal for himself - to gain weight slowly and steadily, without resorting to unhealthy methods. He began with a calorie surplus of 300-500 calories and gradually increased it to 1000 calories above his maintenance level. He also incorporated strength training in his routine and worked his way up to lifting heavier weights.

Overcoming Plateaus

The user faced plateaus in his weight gain journey but persisted by adjusting his calorie intake and workout routine. He also discovered the importance of rest and recovery in his journey and made sure to take adequate breaks between workouts. His perseverance paid off as he eventually reached his goal weight of 195lbs.

Healthy Habits

The user stressed on the importance of healthy habits in his weight gain journey. He ate a balanced diet, including carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats. He also drank plenty of water and minimized his intake of processed foods.


The weight gain journey of this Reddit user is a great example of how slow and steady progress can lead to significant changes in body composition. By adopting healthy habits and incorporating strength training, anyone can achieve their weight goals. It is important to set realistic goals, stay consistent and most importantly, be patient in the journey.

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