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Smaller Waist Same Weight?

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2008/05/13 16:16:46 (permalink)

Smaller Waist Same Weight?


Can you gain weight yet have a smaller waist? Cuz i think thats whats going on with me.

I have some 34 jeans that used to fit tight around my waist, ass and thighs and now i have plenty of room to spare. I haven't lost any weight and as a matter of fact i have gained some plus added a good bit of strength to my lower body as well as my upper body. I have been cycling a good bit...around 3-4hrs per week but it is usually never more than a 45min session. I train legs once a week with squats SLDLs etc.

So whats going on?

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5ft 10"
186lb
14% bf
~2400 cal 50/15/35 PCF
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    RE: Smaller Waist Same Weight? 2008/05/13 18:49:43 (permalink)
    I guess you've shed fat while building muscle. Muscle is denser than fat, so 1kg of muscle will take up less volume that 1kg of fat

    I'm currently just under 19 stone (not all muscle obviously) and can fit quite comfortably into a pair of 36" jeans. Years ago when I was 19 stone of pure fat, my trouser size was something like 44"
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    RE: Smaller Waist Same Weight? 2008/05/13 20:06:36 (permalink)
    yes.
    but not very easily.

    though if you put ona bit more muscle, but when yu diet you get lower bf%.

    plus your waist gets bigger as your abs get bigger as well. so you can get really lean but your waist will never get that small compared to your pre-trianing days
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    RE: Smaller Waist Same Weight? 2008/05/13 20:47:46 (permalink)
    Its possible, I often find that happening with my jeans and shorts because the way I go about my diet (eating at, or just above maintenance at the moment).
    In September I was 34" jeans, im now a comfortable 32" around my waist... my legs on the other hand, have got bigger, which will start to cause a few problems in the future.
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    RE: Smaller Waist Same Weight? 2008/05/13 22:36:01 (permalink)

    im now a comfortable 32" around my waist... my legs on the other hand, have got bigger, which will start to cause a few problems in the future.


    Yep, I started training and went from a 32" waist to 28" the got more serious and build muscle. Still have a 28" waist roughly but meet to be size 30" waist to get tighs that fit comfortable.
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    RE: Smaller Waist Same Weight? 2008/05/15 21:42:14 (permalink)
    Thanks for the feedback. I see most complaining about outgrowing there jeans when they make gains. Guess it can go both ways to an extent.

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    RE: Smaller Waist Same Weight? 2008/05/15 22:12:34 (permalink)
    You lucky lucky man is all i can say.
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