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Weight Gain Per Month?

What is considered a good average amount of muscle mass weight gained per month? 2-3lbs/month?

I’d say 1 to 2.5 per month if you are not on anabolics.

[quote]Rockscar wrote:
I’d say 1 to 2.5 per month if you are not on anabolics.[/quote]

Or more if they are just starting. I’ve seen people make ridiculous gains as beginners on a good program and likewise from people who are “returning” to serious training.

hell, i gained 20 pounds in about 2 weeks when i started the Waterbury method.
considering im a beginner, mr. x is right.

[quote]gibran wrote:
hell, i gained 20 pounds in about 2 weeks when i started the Waterbury method.
considering im a beginner, mr. x is right.[/quote]

Mr. X… thats a new one.

i can gain about 5-10 lbs a month if i really put some effort in it

I returned to lifting about a month ago @ 168, I’m weighing in consitently at 182 now, but I’m gaining a lot slower now.