Gaining Weight in Bodybuilding/Strength Training Posted October 20, 2008 I weigh 130 lbs and I am 5'7" and trying to build some mass. Since I skateboard, I want to remain flexible but build lots of strength in relation to fast twitch muscle fiber. I would love any insights, ideas, pointers, etc that anyone has to offer as I am really new to the site. I haven't been tracking my calories, but I have been eating as much as I can; I have been eating a lot of builder's bars, peanut butter, boca burgers with veganaise, hemp oil, hemp protein shakes, bananas, sprouted crackers, tofurkey sausages, and a lot of bread. Any ideas on how I can maximize my weight gain? I am not doing much in the way of cardio besides skateboarding, and I haven't been lifting weights, but I want to start. Any additional information or ideas would be appreciated.