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  1. IcedZealot

    IcedZealot Member

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    Will West Point deny your enrollment if you don't weigh enough? I'm approximately 5'10" and weight 120 lbs. I'm a small guy (Obviously), but I believe I can easily score above average on the CFA. Thank you
     
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    West Point has the same height and weight standards as the regular army. If you meet their standards then you are good to go.
     
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    ...or eat some pb&J and you'll be fine
     
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    Lift! You can't go wrong with lifting. Build leg muscle by running. Replenish and build muscle with whey protein before and after a workout. Remember, muscle weighs more than fat.
     
  6. IcedZealot

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    It's funny because I've already been hitting it hard with working out and replenishing/whey. I'll definitely look into it though. Thanks for the info, guys.
     
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    Lol! I may have to do just that! xD
     
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    I had to fill out this form regarding height/weight. It asked for me to retest prior to a set date. If I had been unable to reach the proper height/weight ratio prior to said date they would have closed my file. Thankfully I completed it, I am about 5'11 so I had to gain 7-8 pounds in 25 days to weigh 132.5 pounds. I hope this helps answer your question!
     
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    Fill your pockets with change when you go to weigh in. Haha...
     
  10. BigBear

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    which weighs more, a pound of muscle or a pound of fat? :rolleyes:

    muscle weighs more by volume, yes, but at this point that's not what really matters as I doubt you have a particularly high BF% at that weight.

    Gaining weight is as simple as calories in - calories out. Eat more than you burn and you'll put on weight. The protein/carb/fat ratio is really only important if you're trying to add muscle mass (not sure if you are or simply want to gain enough weight to pass).

    PS- I have never heard of someone gaining serious leg muscle by running. Do some squats.
     
  11. IcedZealot

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    Agreed. Most runners (Including myself) are thinner and lighter weight. Squats and leg pressing as you suggested might be a good idea. And I want to build muscle whic also will add to my weight no doubt. Probably going to start eating peanut butter on a regular basis.
     
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    Yeah, You definitely need more calories. And don't let your coach tell you otherwise.
     
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    My DS is a runner too and struggles to keep weight on. Many runners are too skinny to even be good runners, frankly. The super-skinny guys are marathoners, for 1-3 mile races you need more muscle. While lifting may make the muscles you have stronger, it won't add muscle. You need calories and LOTS of them.

    I think most high school runners don't eat enough. The base calorie intake for a kid your age is probably around 2,300 calories a day and then add workouts which add another 1,500 calories a day -- you need close to 4,000 calories a day just to maintain your weight -- you want to add weight -- you need to be near 5,000 calories a day.

    Get eating!
     
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    It's all about thermodynamics, which in this case are screwing you over. I would suggest running less and devoting more time to lifting (squats,bench,ohp,etc). Eat at least 500 (or maybe 2-300 depending in how much runninf you drop) calories a day on top of what you normally do and you can gain a pound each week; that should get you to a good weight for beast.
     
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    Both of my DSs have a very hard time gaining weight (and keeping it on). They both eat a PB&J sandwich and a banana washed down with a huge glass of chocolate milk (whole milk) every night about a 1/2 hour before bed. It seems to be helping :)

    Good luck!
     
  17. army25

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    try taking creatine to help you build muscle
     
  18. BigBear

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    Please don't throw out poorly informed workout advice.

    Edit- Read this to learn about the effects of creatine: http://chua2.fiu.edu/faculty/kalman...rint perform CLASSIC Kreider -Almada 1998.pdf

    Unless you are doing lots of high intensity weightlifting, you'll be wasting your money. Good old fashioned protein (PB, meat, nuts, or workout powders) is all you need.
     
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    Yeah, Bigbear. Creatine, I've heard, is actually really bad for your body. I've been drinking raw whey for protein, and gonna start sticking with some more "old fashioned" proteins. Plus, I'll start lifting more than I run, but still keep my legs in shape. Thank you all!
     

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