View Full Version : how can i tell if i put on fat or muscle?

11-29-2004, 02:11 PM
Last night i weighed myself for the first time in about a month. I was shocked when I saw 240 on the scale. I had been 225ish in september. I dont know if i put on more fat or put on muscle. I know my chest has gotten bigger with some muscle along with my back. But 15lbs? How can I tell?

11-29-2004, 02:18 PM
Measurements and your waist.

11-30-2004, 05:38 AM
If you look in the mirror and don't cringe too much, I'd say you put on muscle. =)

11-30-2004, 05:49 AM
darn, I must be puting on fat then =\

12-01-2004, 02:34 AM
If you look fatter, you're putting on fat, if you look more muscular, you're putting on muscle.

12-01-2004, 02:35 AM

12-01-2004, 07:20 PM
You're gaining weight too quickly for it to be mostly muscle, so likely you put on quite a bit of fat. 15lbs in one month (but why did you say you were 225 in September but hadn't stepped on the scale in a month when its the end of November now?) naturally probably means at best you put on 7-8lbs of muscle and 7-8 lbs of fat. Also, haven't you been cutting for the last few months? If so, why are you gaining weight so rapidly?