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Where did the .5lb/max weekly muscle gain come from?

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2008/05/15 13:44:07 (permalink)

Where did the .5lb/max weekly muscle gain come from?

Seen it mentioned but never asked why, just wondered what its based on.
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post edited by richsINS - 2008/05/15 13:46:43
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    Ak_88
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    RE: Where did the .5lb/max muscle gain come from? 2008/05/15 13:46:06 (permalink)
    In what time frame?
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    RE: Where did the .5lb/max muscle gain come from? 2008/05/15 13:47:01 (permalink)
    A week, oops edited appropiately.
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    RE: Where did the .5lb/max muscle gain come from? 2008/05/15 13:55:23 (permalink)
    good question

    i thin it is probably from a bit of science and a bit of experience

    put it one way though if i could gain 0.5lbs of muscle per month now after just 18 months of training i would be happy....0.5lbs per week is more like beginner gains and steroid gains
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    RE: Where did the .5lb/max muscle gain come from? 2008/05/15 14:16:04 (permalink)
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    RE: Where did the .5lb/max muscle gain come from? 2008/05/15 14:19:11 (permalink)
    Thanks gaz, shame they didnt reference any studies to read.

    Hopefully nigee will read this as i think he was the first i saw to mention this and hes like a walking pub med
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    RE: Where did the .5lb/max weekly muscle gain come from? 2008/05/15 14:19:42 (permalink)
    .5lb a week is quite a lot if you think about it.

    2lbs a month, up to 24 lbs a year of lean tissue
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    RE: Where did the .5lb/max weekly muscle gain come from? 2008/05/15 16:24:24 (permalink)
    real world results and science


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    RE: Where did the .5lb/max weekly muscle gain come from? 2008/05/15 17:29:24 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: R3261

    real world results and science





    yeah loadsa real world results............. i do not know any naturals who can gain 0.5lbs per fortnight never mind per week of lbm once beginner gains are gone
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    RE: Where did the .5lb/max weekly muscle gain come from? 2008/05/15 17:30:55 (permalink)
    re- read the thread title mate

    Where did the .5lb/max max weekly muscle gain come from


    i've highlighted the relative text for you
    post edited by R3261 - 2008/05/15 17:31:48

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    RE: Where did the .5lb/max weekly muscle gain come from? 2008/05/15 17:32:05 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: carl19
    ORIGINAL: R3261
    real world results and science



    yeah loadsa real world results............. i do not know any naturals who can gain 0.5lbs per fortnight never mind per week of lbm once beginner gains are gone

    thats why generally monitoring and adjusting past the point of newbie/1 year gains is advised. I would think most if not all trainers were smart enough to learn their own bodies in this timeframe

    btw that 0.5lbs is not lean mass its a target to gain in terms of total bodyweight, no one gains 0.5lb of lean mass past a certain point. maybe half that but it will show up as 0.5 due to increased glycogen and water storage etc

    its just a more realistic benchmark than the 1-2lbs a week BS
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    RE: Where did the .5lb/max weekly muscle gain come from? 2008/05/15 18:04:53 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: R3261

    re- read the thread title mate

    Where did the .5lb/max max weekly muscle gain come from


    i've highlighted the relative text for you



    re- read

    tio... imo any fat free mass counts, so if training increases glycogen and water as well as muscle then it all counts as it all stays whilst training continues.

    i would say i have gained at this rate at the beginning however i now expect gains of about 4lbs per year from my body and that is why i would much like to focus on remaining leaner as the mass changes wont show very quickly
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    RE: Where did the .5lb/max muscle gain come from? 2008/05/15 19:49:03 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: richsINS
    Hopefully nigee will read this as i think he was the first i saw to mention this and hes like a walking pub med
    I got the 0.5lb/week max figure from Lyle's site. It's an estimate. Women & men with small builds will gain less. Newbies & naturally-muscley men may gain more.
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