View Full Version : Diet/Weight Gain Help

04-26-2008, 11:35 PM
My Goal is to gain more muscle mass without gaining the access body fat. I Have been on a strict lifting routine for about 6 weeks now and 2 weeks ago started to incorporate an appropriate diet. I'm very happy with the results i'm seeing EXCEPT I'm beginning to notice some access fat accumulating on my lower back and stomach. I do cardio everyday for 40 minutes (25 minutes on the stair-master and 15 on the stationary bike, both high intensity) and i lift everyday for about 90 minutes (different muscle groups everyday). The diet I started two weeks ago consists of: 7am- protein shake (skim milk, peanut butter, 2 1/2 scoops protein powder) 10:30a- Egg whites, Apple 2p- Protein shake, 2 cups of nuts 5p- Oatmeal and either fruit or vegetables 730p Chicken breast, Corn, Fruit

The food differs from day to day, some days I'll have tuna, others shrimp or some type of fish throughout the day plus I drink 5-7 cups of water everyday,

What am I Doing wrong?

04-27-2008, 10:36 AM
You HAVE to gain fat to gain muscle. That's the way it works. If you want to gain any appreciable weight, you have to gain some fat. After you reach your goal, you can cut some of the fat. Muscle and fat go together like testosterone and estrogen.

04-28-2008, 02:49 AM
cut back on what you eat then or do more cardio

0.5lb a week gain is acceptable for adding muscle and minimal bodyfat once youre past newbie gains and if youre a natural athlete