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    I've been lanky for a while now. I started bodybuilding 7 months ago, and I gained 23 pounds (182 lbs to 205 lbs), and no it's not fat, at least it doesn't look like fat, I look slightly more muscular / bigger but still have a lanky look. I want to be 225 lbs by the summer, is this possible? I am dirty bulking (my diet mainly consists of pizza, cookies, whole milk, peanut butter sandwiches and serious mass) so that I can get my required 3400 calories a day to gain weight, and I go to the gym about 5 times a week. I'm 6'4
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    You haven't gained 20lbs of muscle in 5 months, you'd be lucky to gain 15lbs in your first year if you had pretty awesome gains. You can certainly get to 225lbs, you probably won't be very lean.

    What's your routine btw and lifts btw?
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    You can certainly gain 20lbs in 5 months, although I can't really add more than Angy Cucumber said - it's not all going to be muscle, it's far harder to gain that amount in muscle.

    Just as comparison, I spent 5 months in hospital on a weight gain diet of 2,700kcal daily and gained 13kg in that time, and my rate of weight gain was actually considered very slow there (although this was starting from a very underweight point, so of course is likely to vary).

    Obvious point as well, but remember things like nuts and seeds in your diet, don't add much bulk but easy calories to add in.
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    That's definitely possible. That comes out to about a pound per week. just get some regular protein.
 
 
 
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