Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Gaining Wieght-(Fat or Muscle)

  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    8

    Gaining Weight-(Fat or Muscle)

    Ok, here it goes. For the past three weeks I have been lifting consistantly for about 4, mabe 5 days a week. This last week I have picked up the pace a little a have been doing my weight-training really intensively. I am currently about 5'9.5 and was just about 203 about a week ago. Now, I took a little break from weighing myself and let the week go by. A few minutes ago, just for the hell of it, I weighed and myself and find the scale reading 207.8! Mind you, I walk to the gym and run on the weekends. I don't over eat, but eat enough that allows my body to recouperate, and good foods at that (milk, lots of chicken, peanutbutter, wholewheat bread, ect). I have actually just started a new 2 part training phase of lifting heavey 5 reps, 3 sets one weak and the second weak running and swimming. I am just curious but do you think this could be muscle or fat I am gaining? My curls and squats have increased signifigantly but my bench remains the same. Is it just the extra mass (fat) that might be helping me lift or perhaps newfound muscle? Below is the first part of my training routine;

    Monday-Upright rows, reverse curls, crunches, deadlifts, tricep pull downs, shoulder shrugs
    Tuesday- Benchpress, Squat, curls (bar), crunches, leg extention, hamstring extension, Arm flys forwards and laterally
    *This process repeats till Saturday- I give my self weekends off for resting time

    -Any info would be great. I am currently in the delayed entry program for the Marine Corps and should be down to 195 by the time I leave for bookcamp on July 29.
    Last edited by LiftingAnimal; 01-04-2007 at 02:16 PM.

  2. #2
    Team Chesticles! Unholy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    3,880
    I hope you dont mean that you are hitting each body part every other day.
    5'11" 185lbs 9% BF
    S/D/B PR's 445x1, 495x5, 335x1......Looking to get stronger and do a PL Meet this summer!
    Chronological Picture Thread 2005-Current
    Pro Status or Bust..2011

    At Large Nutrition, Optimize YOUR body!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    88
    Your body weight can fluctuate by 5-10lbs daily based on a variety of things, mostly due to water weight fluctuations. I wouldn't worry the weight gain, if your lifting well some of it should be muscle, and you shouldn't put on a significant amount of fat in only one week.

    Do you weigh yourself everyday? Try weighing yourself in the morning since that is normally the most consistent time of the day to check. Also, keep track you the calories you consume so you have a good idea at how many calories your trying to consume so you gain at a constant rate.

  4. #4
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    8
    No it's like that. I don't work the same body part each day (at least I don't try to). I consistantly make sure I only work one muscle group every other day just so I don't overtrain my muscles. The routing above isn't exact, it can sometimes vary.
    Last edited by LiftingAnimal; 01-04-2007 at 02:26 PM.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    88
    Quote Originally Posted by XxH0LyWaRsxX View Post
    I hope you dont mean that you are hitting each body part every other day.
    Wow, I didn't even catch that... if you are doing all that every other day its time to look into a new routine, try WBB 1

  6. #6
    Banned bjohnso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati Ohio
    Posts
    2,195
    Dude, no offense, but your routine really sucks. I would suggest trying WBB1 or BGB but in all honesty you're going to lose all the gains you make when you enter bootcamp.

  7. #7
    Wannabebig Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    8
    Thx, I will look into the new routine and start counting calories. And about the bootcamp thing, I'm still going to lift even though I may loose some of my gains.

  8. #8
    Ex-Twig. Future Freak. Rock Steady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    1,236
    A few hours with the search engine on this site would do you a world of good. Read all the stickies first.
    My Journal & Before/After Bulk Pictures
    6'1, 217 lbs
    Lifts (lbs): D:465 / SQ (to ||):335 / DB Bench: 110s x 4 / TK:8

  9. #9
    Breaker of Skulls Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    40N 88W
    Posts
    11,316
    Quote Originally Posted by LiftingAnimal View Post
    No it's like that. I don't work the same body part each day (at least I don't try to). I consistantly make sure I only work one muscle group every other day just so I don't overtrain my muscles. The routing above isn't exact, it can sometimes vary.
    Every other day for the same muscles is still overtraining. You shouldn't work any body parts more than twice per week. Check out some good routines like WBB1 or Baby Got Back on this website and you'll make much more progress. Also read the Diet and Nutrition forum on this site, especially the stickies.
    5'9" 195 lbs
    DL 600x1
    SQ 490x1 (raw)
    BP 430x1 (shirted), 320x1 (raw)
    SN 209x1 C+J 250x1


    My Training Journal
    www.illinipowerlifting.org

    "Most people don't want to learn new things. They only want to hear about things that validate crap they're already doing." - Mike Boyle

Similar Threads

  1. Insulin Spike question...
    By viperc8 in forum Diet and Nutrition
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-09-2009, 03:18 PM
  2. Lose Fat Or Bulk Up First? Nice Article
    By Musmar in forum Diet and Nutrition
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-24-2004, 07:21 AM
  3. Getting down to business...
    By DowntoBusiness in forum Member Online Journals
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 05-02-2003, 08:51 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •