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2005/08/05 14:16:31 (permalink)
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Muscle without weight?

Can you actually build and increase muscle size without having to gain weight? also when you cut do you just retain and not increase muscle size just lose fat, or can you lose a bit of weight and maintain the same size muscle? Thanks
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    RE: Muscle without weight? 2005/08/05 14:51:36 (permalink)
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    have a read of http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/losing-fat.asp if you havent already.

    Can you actually build and increase muscle size without having to gain weight?


    You mean like: if you are 14 stone, could you gain muscle and still weigh 14 stone?

    Maybe: if you lost the same amount of weight in fat, as the muscle you gained.

    Actual weight is not important IMO - where as the amount of fat and muscle I carry is.

    also when you cut do you just retain and not increase muscle size just lose fat


    Thats the general idea but...

    Its not impossible to add a bit of muscle whilst loosing some fat (all described in the article above) but becomes more difficult due to a calorie deficit.

    or can you lose a bit of weight and maintain the same size muscle


    If you lost weight and still had the same amount of muscle then maybe you have lost just fat (or some water)

    Going by the mirror and measuring tape to determine progress may be more useful that the scales IMO.

    Hope that helps.

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    RE: Muscle without weight? 2005/08/05 14:57:03 (permalink)
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    yes thanks, i am eating fairly clean but have put on 5lb in last month but my stomach is now not as ripped as it was and from the side I am not as tucked in at the waist which I am dissapointed about, rest of overall muscle size seems about the same as month ago!
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    RE: Muscle without weight? 2005/08/05 16:21:58 (permalink)
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    I take it you are aiming to increase muscle mass as a priority then (bulking)?

    Do you feel you have gained no muscle what so ever in the last month?

    Some people will tell you to expect a slight increase in fat when trying to add mass effectively.

    If you feel you are gaining fat too fast then maybe drop your food intake slightly.

    Some people like to go mad with food when bulking, others take a more conservative approach. What is acceptable fat increase for some isn't for others.

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    RE: Muscle without weight? 2005/08/05 16:24:15 (permalink)
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    i am eating fairly clean but have put on 5lb in last month


    You can eat the cleanest diet in the world - but if your intake is too high for you needs then you will store fat IMO.

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    RE: Muscle without weight? 2005/08/05 16:51:59 (permalink)
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    Don't worry too much about the scale and what it's telling you. Go by the mirror.

    That's some great advise from massFactor!
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