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M/21/5'11 [115 >195Lbs] in 3 Years: a Weight Gain Journey Shared on Reddit

Read about a Reddit user's weight gain journey that led them to gain 80lbs in 3 years through a commitment to healthy eating, sports, and regular strength training.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A progress pic of a 5'11" man showing a muscle gain from 115 pounds to 195 pounds. A net gain of 80 pounds.
M/21/5'11" [115 lbs > 195 lbs = 80 lbs GAINED] (3 years)
Originally posted on /r/progresspics


One Reddit user, WadeOverLeBron, shared their impressive weight gain journey on the platform. They went from 115lbs to 195lbs over three years, gaining a whopping 80lbs in total. Through a regime of healthy eating, sports, and strength training, they overcame the challenge of gaining weight and transformed themselves into a much healthier and stronger person.

Training Regime

WadeOverLeBron started their journey by focusing on strength training, with reps of 5-8. After a year and a half, they shifted to doing sets of 12-15+ reps to focus on form and muscle endurance. They emphasized that they weren't solely focused on the weight they lifted but, rather, on maintaining correct form. In their own words, 'Don't care about weight, just focus on form.'

Diet & Nutrition

To put on weight, WadeOverLeBron had to eat a lot of food but still maintain a healthy diet. They prioritized consuming whole, nutritious foods like vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. They never skipped meals and made sure to get enough calories to fuel their growth while avoiding unhealthy foods like processed snacks or sugary drinks.


WadeOverLeBron also emphasized sports as a crucial aspect of their journey. Sports helped them build endurance, strength, and coordination— all of which helped with the weight gain journey. They also brought a different level of motivation to the process, allowing them to set new goals and milestones to work towards.


WadeOverLeBron's journey to gain 80lbs over three years demonstrates the power of perseverance, commitment, sound nutrition, and exercise. If you are looking to gain weight healthily, consider following a similar approach. Contact a professional trainer or nutritionist to design a program that suits your body type and requirements. Remember, gaining weight healthily is a long-term process, so be patient and stick to the plan to achieve your goals.

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