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M/21/5'10" [158Lbs>185Lbs = +27Lbs] Weight Journey in 16 Months

Read about a Reddit user's 27lbs weight gain journey in 16 months. Learn about their diet and exercise routine and how they stayed motivated.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A before and after photo of a 5'10" male showing a weight bulk from 158 pounds to 185 pounds. A total gain of 27 pounds.
M/21/5'10" [158lbs>185lbs = +27lbs] (16 Months) Stats in comments
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


The Reddit user [deleted] has shared his weight journey on the platform, detailing his 27lbs weight gain in 16 months. The post garnered 47 upvotes and provided insight into his diet, exercise routine, and motivation.


The user started with a goal to gain weight and began tracking his calorie intake using an app. He aimed to consume 3,000-3,500 calories per day, focusing on high-protein foods. He also followed a powerlifting program at the gym, focusing on compound lifts like squats and deadlifts.


Over the 16 months, the user gained 27lbs and noticed significant changes in his body composition. He shared that his strength improved across all lifts and he felt more confident in his body. However, he admitted that there were times where he struggled with motivation and consistency.


The user's weight gain journey emphasizes the importance of tracking calorie intake and engaging in strength training. However, it's important to note that everyone's journey is unique, and what worked for one person may not work for another. Trying out different approaches and finding what works best for your body is key.


The Reddit user's weight journey showcases the positive changes that can occur with a dedicated focus on diet and exercise. While it requires commitment and motivation, anyone can make progress towards their goals with consistency and a willingness to try new things.

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