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Old 05-09-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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Default Why have I gained 10 pounds.

I've gained 10 pounds in 2 and a bit months.

That can't be good.

What's weird though is that I don't look any fatter, and I only look a little more muscular than when I started, so I don't know where this extra 10 pounds has gone.

Anybody here know what might have happened?
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:55 AM   #2
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Lets put this in just a bit of perspective. You gained about a pound a week. This is pretty much the holy grail of muscle building weight gain. From your picture, you're very thin, so it may take a fair amount of added muscle to fill you out.
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If you don't look any fatter, what's the problem. Muscle tissue weighs more than fat tissue.
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Well I look like I've put fat on during the day, but as soon as I wake up in the morning, I look the same as I did when I started in terms of body fat, plus a little muscle.

What I mean is the muscle I've gained surly couldn't equate to much at all, given the fact that I'll only likely put on around 12 pounds of actual muscle in my first year, I'd be surprised if I've put on half a pound , if that.

Its not so much theres a problem, I'm just wondering where that 10 pounds has gone to.

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I've gained 10 pounds in 2 and a bit months.

That can't be good.

What's weird though is that I don't look any fatter, and I only look a little more muscular than when I started, so I don't know where this extra 10 pounds has gone.

Anybody here know what might have happened?
10 lbs in 8- ish weeks is a good thing, Linden. Why, would you say " that can't be good"?

Am I confused or is your goal, to get bigger and stronger? That seems to be working- what is the issue?

You are a very, very, very, skinny guy ( no offense) why are you so obsessed with fat gain?

You could use a little fat, my friend.

You may want to step back and take a good, long look at your motivations, attitudes, and goals.

It worries me, that someone so small, would be so concerned with fat / weight gain.

I do not want to see you wind up with an eating disorder.

Dude, freaking eat and lift. !! Go gain 10 more lbs!!! Rock on!
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10 lbs in 8- ish weeks is a good thing, Linden. Why, would you say " that can't be good"?

Am I confused or is your goal, to get bigger and stronger? That seems to be working- what is the issue?

You are a very, very, very, skinny guy ( no offense) why are you so obsessed with fat gain?

You could use a little fat, my friend.

You may want to step back and take a good, long look at your motivations, attitudes, and goals.

It worries me, that someone so small, would be so concerned with fat / weight gain.

I do not want to see you wind up with an eating disorder.

Dude, freaking eat and lift. !! Go gain 10 more lbs!!! Rock on!


Its because of my modeling job, thats where all the fear of fat gain stems from. I'll likely lose it if I add weight to my face, but I've been doing my best to get over it.

Just panicked a little when I noticed I've put on 10 pounds. Given the fact that I'll only likely put on around that in muscle this year, I thought I might have done something wrong.
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Well I look like I've put fat on during the day, but as soon as I wake up in the morning, I look the same as I did when I started in terms of body fat, plus a little muscle.

What I mean is the muscle I've gained surly couldn't equate to much at all, given the fact that I'll only likely put on around 12 pounds of actual muscle in my first year, I'd be surprised if I've put on half a pound , if that.

Its not so much theres a problem, I'm just wondering where that 10 pounds has gone to.
That's not fat. You retain and flush water due to dietary ebbs and flows, specifically from carb intake.

You have to work VERY hard to gain 10 pounds of fat. Trust me.

You need to stop thinking that every pound on the scale is fat. This is unhealthy and completely incorrect. I know you are a smart individual, so I encourage you to research this.\


The main reason you notice these small swings is because you are so underweight. If you continue to follow this path you're going to carve out a life of eating disorders. Please don't.

I have mentioned several times in threads you have posted that most of the initial weight gain on a bulk is water retention due to increased carb and sodium demands. You are also underweight, and that includes bones and every other system in your body.

Your body wants to add weight. It's not fat.
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Didn't know you did modelling. Check out taurine supplements as it can help reduce water retention if you start to look puffy in the face.
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I work with the top fitness models in the industry. Most of the males are over 40-50 pounds heavier than you and have put in time bulking.

Just food for thought.
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That's not fat. You retain and flush water due to dietary ebbs and flows, specifically from carb intake.

You have to work VERY hard to gain 10 pounds of fat. Trust me.

You need to stop thinking that every pound on the scale is fat. This is unhealthy and completely incorrect. I know you are a smart individual, so I encourage you to research this.\


The main reason you notice these small swings is because you are so underweight. If you continue to follow this path you're going to carve out a life of eating disorders. Please don't.

I have mentioned several times in threads you have posted that most of the initial weight gain on a bulk is water retention due to increased carb and sodium demands. You are also underweight, and that includes bones and every other system in your body.

Your body wants to add weight. It's not fat.


I didn't realise this. I just assumed it must be fat if it wasn't muscle, after reading your muscle gain expectations thread when I first joined the forum, where you said a begginer would likely gain around 16 pounds of muscle in their first year.

When I add 10 pounds it made me question wet=ather I was doing everything correctly.

The reason I didn;t think of the water retention thing is because I remember you telling me about this when I first joined. Yopu said that when you first start out, that will happen, and its the next few weeks that are more telling

I didn't realize I'd continue to retain water 2 months on, which is why I didn't factor that in. I was under the "initial" weight gain was over.

I know you think I don't listen, but I do.

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