Lately ive been noticing my strength levels seem to be going up every week. My size also seems to be increasing yet my bodyweight is still the same. right at about 280lbs. My gut also seems to be going down quite a bit. Now, im not fat, but i seem to be getting slimmer in the waist department.
So, those that state constantly, you can’t gain muscle or get stronger while losing fat, your wrong. I’ve done this in the past as well. Without trying to lose weight or fat, it is still occuring. I definately thought my weight would have been more and was a little surprised that i didn’t. So obviously something is going on. [/quote]
Most folks on this site call this “recomposition” as in your decreasing fat while increasing muslce.
Since you have a very high bodyweight 280, and most likely possess significant bodyfat stores, it is not very uncommon to experience what you’re mentioning.
Pictures (or sometimes measurements, i.e. waist went down 1" and bicep measurements stayed the same) usually help convey “recomposition”
This is definately something that pertains to many NEWBS, as most newbies will experience significant recomposition as their bodys adapt to the new training stimulii. After a while trainees will have to begin to actively gain weight (unless they have a very high bodyweight like yourself and could certainly benefit from eating enough kcals to maintain their bodyweight like yourself).[/quote]
very high bodyfat??? dude, have you seen my avatar. Im not fat. I’ve been lifting for a very very long time. maybe your assuming that im a newbie, cause i accidentally posted in a “beginners forum” by accident. If you get that im fat from my avatar, then i don’t know what to tell you.[/quote]
Calm down dude. Read my post before getting your panties in a bunch.
I said very high body weight, and significant bodyfat.
280 is a very high body weight.
You have significant bodyfat, if you didn’t in the first place you wouldn’t have observed: “size also seems to be increasing yet my bodyweight is still the same”[/quote]
how do you interpret, what i said, that i have high bodyfat?? a person can gain muscle and lose fat, that doesn’t mean he has high bodyfat. lol. maybe you misunderstood what i said.[/quote]
I didn’t misunderstand anything.
At no point during any of my posts did I say you had “high bodyfat”.
I did say “you most likely posses SIGNIFICANT BODYFAT stores”, and as nearly everyone else in the thread has said, it is very difficult to estimate how much bodyfat you are carrying from your avitar.
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