What is a healthy weight gain goal for an athlete?

Weight gain in athletes should be carefully considered. Gaining weight that is not muscle can cause problems later in life for some individuals. For example, a high school boy gaining 50 pounds of non-muscle mass to play a specific position in football can make him prone to diabetes and high blood pressure. 

It is best to consult with your health care provider to set safe and appropriate goals for weight gain as an athlete. This way, you can work on an appropriate goal that is specific for your sport. 

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