I don’t want to hijack… but I’ve been bulking since I first started lifting weights 6 mo ago, and in the past month and a half or so started keeping track of my weight daily, same time, same circumstances etc.
I’ve noticed my weight is fairly constant most of the days, but some mornings I will wake up and be 2 lbs heavier than the day before. I would normally think it is just water retention or something like that, but it sticks and becomes the new number that my weight hangs around until the next time it does it.
I was under the impression that weight gain would be at a constant pace, not have plateaus followed by a jump up.
I’m not sure if I explained it to well but I was sorta wondering if anybody knew what was up with that?[/quote]
I’ve been lifting about 10 months now and I’ve weighed and measured myself frequently.
I will stabilize at a weight and then jump up about 1-2 pounds and will stabilize at that weight if it’s muscle I’m putting on.
I’ll make measurements and usually measure gains on arm, legs or chest after seeing a 1-2 pound gain.
The body can undergo fluctuations like this from just eating a hell of a lot the previous day (obviously), but if you’re watching your diet and haven’t had a cheat day, then there’s a good chance it’s muscle -at least this has been the case for me.