I think i've been attempting to tackle that pretty well...
Eating over 3500 calories consistently. Yes, 3500, I've been counting calories for a long time now. I am just stuck at a weight.
When I try to add more calories, I usually just feel crappy the rest of the day. I've done all kinds of stuff, even straight shots of canola oil as it adds a good amount of calories per serving, but the parents didn't like that very much, lol, and the taste is awful. I've taken so much crap in my first period class for bringing in my oats and/or rice to eat during class. (Yes I do eat breakfast as well).
Eating "clean" actually caused me to loose weight, as it is hard to eat the same amount of calories of on a very clean diet.
Although, I don't drink any soda, just water, milk, and the ocassional juice for me.
It also hurts any weight gain potential to be playing basketball. Kind of frustrating too, limited playing time, and I feel like it has been detrimental to my baseball goals, although I've definatley grown as a person via new challenges.
I've been wanting to gain weight since i was 13 or 14 and I've had very little luck. About 152lbs soaking wet at over 6' tall.
My dad graduated highschool at 5'10" 130lbs.
As far as lifting I've done insane amounts of research, and have been doing, real, very challenging lifting for around 6 months, I've added strenght, but I haven't gained much weight. Lifting has become an addiction really, I enjoy it alot, especially constantly competing to beat yourself. My strength numbers are solid for my weight.
To be honest, if any part of my training has been neglected, it would probably be mechanics, as I'm comfortable with them, however I'd really like to add a little bit more pop to my fastball.
I feel like adding 25lbs to my frame would add a couple mph alone to my fastball.
Really I've been looking for every possible thing that can help me, and mechanics is just one part of the complete package.
Getting home after dark, ya have to make due with something lol
Thanks for the comments.
Understood that I need to work on the timing of my hip action.
I have to say I definately do not look explosive in the film.
I'm a true sophmore (16 years old), sitting at 80, 81. I feel like I could have something extra with a couple tweaks though.
So right now I'm looking to work on the following things:
More aggressive and quicker tempo
Start hips forward sooner
Arm action to avoid straightening it out.
As far as when I'm opening hips, I've gotten a response saying I'm opening early, and one saying I'm opening late. Any concensus on this?
More comments appreciated! Thanks to everyone that has posted thus far!