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First Year Weight Journey: Gain 15Lbs with P90X and Body Beast

A Reddit user, broomak, shares his first year weight journey from 140 to 155lbs with P90X and Body Beast programs. Learn about his progress, challenges, and advice from fitness enthusiasts.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A before and after photo of a 6'0" male showing a weight gain from 140 pounds to 155 pounds. A total gain of 15 pounds.
[m/22/6'0"] [140->155] First year of working out results
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


Broomak, a Reddit user, shared his first-year weight journey from 140 to 155lbs using a combination of P90X and Body Beast fitness programs. The post received 45 upvotes and a few comments from fitness enthusiasts who gave their advice, encouragement, and suggestions.

Progress and Challenges

Broomak included photos of his progress on the post and described gaining more definition, but struggled to gain significant muscle mass. He received feedback that doing high-intensity interval training (HIIT) like P90X might not be the best approach to gaining muscle size. However, he encountered difficulty with his metabolism and diet to increase his calorie intake. Nevertheless, he took a Pro Gainer supplement and gained 1/3 of his weight for the year in the last five weeks of his first year weight journey.

Suggested Strength Programs

Some Reddit users suggested doing a real strength training or powerlifting as an alternative to HIIT programs like P90X. For example, Stronglifts 5x5 is a great place to start for weight training. Other users added that eating more with a focus on protein intake and quitting heavy cardio could help gain muscle mass.

Encouragement to Try Things Out

Broomak's first-year weight journey is a great example of perseverance and self-improvement. Although his progress might not be as significant as he hoped for, he shared his story to inspire others to start or continue their own fitness journeys. As broomak said, "I think the best advice is to get out and try things for yourself to see how they work for you."


In conclusion, broomak shared his first-year weight journey from 140 to 155lbs with P90X and Body Beast programs. His progress shows that gaining muscle mass could be challenging, especially with a fast metabolism, but it's possible with patience, discipline, and a solid diet plan. If you're considering starting your own fitness journey, broomak's story is a reminder that it's never too late to start, and you don't have to have it all figured out at once.

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