- - fat vs muscle?
|Nevergiveup ||01-24-2012 08:13 AM |
fat vs muscle?
How can I tell the difference between if i gained fat or gained muscle? 2 weeks ago i joined a gym, and have been there every day since then except last saturday. Yet i gained weight. But before i joined the gym, i lost 13 lbs. When i joined, i began to gain. My maximum weight lifting amount has increased though. I also feel skinnier. But i really dont understand.
|Warrior01 ||01-24-2012 10:56 AM |
Im a tad confused, but to give my best possible insight i would recommend perhaps properly calculating youre body fat % and see if it has either increased or decreased and then you can come up with some possible conclusions. You can do this using a fat caliper device, or also at home doing some complex measurements and then caluculating them accordingly based on a body fat calculator available online on certain websites. Hope this helps
|FitnessFreek ||01-24-2012 11:16 AM |
You either look more toned (gained muscles), or you look softer (gained fat)...
|V. Starkwell ||01-25-2012 05:01 AM |
Buy $2 skinfold calipers on Ebay and you'll know if you are gaining or losing fat or muscle.
You probably gained fat. Unless you're pubescent, most people take a year to gain 5 or at most 10 lbs of muscle in a year.
|Pirate ||01-25-2012 07:07 AM |
I gained 4 lbs of muscle the first month I was working out, it came with 4 lbs of fat too
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