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Old 9 December 2016, 14:03
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When I was at Welbeck College in '79 I contracted a lung infection. I originally weighed 16 st and played in the 1st XV, I rapidly lost 2 st and spent 4 weeks in the infirmary before and at the start of the Summer Hols. The Matron, tough bird, Scottish, asked me when I left if I would drink beer during the remainder of the vacation, on answering yes she told me to switch to Guiness and keep up my normal training regime. I came back to college weighing the requisite weight and a new penchant. I was 17 at the time.
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Old 9 December 2016, 14:35
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Guiness for Strength, but not for a 17 y/o in the States...


'tis unfortunate
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Old 9 December 2016, 16:22
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Guiness for Strength, but not for a 17 y/o in the States...


'tis unfortunate
In Washington State you're good to go as long as you're with your parent/guardian. This doesn't apply to licensed establishments. I wonder if guys at Ft. Lewis will be getting new "guardians".

So I have extra rooms, workout facilities, a range, etc if you want to explore the "Guinness Option".

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=66.44.270
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Old 12 December 2016, 09:57
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Creatine is usually good for 5-10lbs for most people. Super cheap (about $10-15 for a tub that'll last for months) and doesn't depend on his working out. I'd try it out now though as it can be hard on the stomach for some people and not everyone responds to it.
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Old 12 December 2016, 10:15
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Being a little under weight is a blessing in that all the weight and strength he gains will be earned. I wouldn't be so hung up on his body weight as much as his ability to perform military work. He should have an easier time with pull ups and running but push ups might be challenging for him. To that end, I'd encourage him to do bodyweight exercises exercises for a month then transition to weight bearing exercises (just the basics). Keep his running to a low roar....3-4 miles but increase his cardio through circuit training and sprinting. His appetite will naturally increase as his effort increases. I would shy away from supplementation until you know he is in a good program and committed to it. Gaining 16 pounds between now and graduation will obviously be challenging but doable. For motivation...he is aware many females prefer guys in good shape??? The whole Dad body thing was just a fad.
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Old 12 December 2016, 11:00
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The whole Dad body thing was just a fad.
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Old 12 December 2016, 15:42
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Creatine is usually good for 5-10lbs for most people. Super cheap (about $10-15 for a tub that'll last for months) and doesn't depend on his working out. I'd try it out now though as it can be hard on the stomach for some people and not everyone responds to it.
That was my thought. And gomad (gallon of milk a day). If he can eat 2-3 pb&j sandwiches a day, each folllwed by a glass of milk, he'll gain weight. That's in addition to whatever else he eats, not instead of.
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