Weight With And Without Exercise?  

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Zircon
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17/09/2018 4:26 am  

If you eat 3500 cals a day, good quality food, avg bb'er diet.

Now for 2 months you are sedentary, walk a bit, no ther exercise. Your weight stabilises at X.

THen you start training hard at the gym, 5x5 or whtever to gain muscle.

Obiovulsy you will gain musle and lose fat.

But overall, will you be heavier eating the same and being sedentary (whetehr you're fat or not) or when you do gym?

I found I always lose weight when I stop gym for 2 weeks or so, regardless of whether I eat a lot or not.

When I start gym again, I gain weight overall.

How does that make sense??? surely I'm using energy while working out so theoritcially, overall, I should be heavier when I'm not training?

I'm a typical hardgainer btw.


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liftsiron
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17/09/2018 5:14 am  

Muscle weighs approx 2.5 times as much per sq. inch as fat.

liftsiron is a fictional character and should be taken as such.


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Zircon
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17/09/2018 6:09 am  

nah i think i figured it out.

U need to look at the energy per unit weight of either fat or muscle.

If you start exercising with the same diet/cals you start losing fat, and replacing with muscle. per unit weight muscle/protein has abotu 4 times less energy. so you replace fat with muscle which is quite a bit heavier per unit energy effectively.

but in the end the organism as a whole loses energy.

Because it all has to add up - the cals coming in are still the same, but you use more. So it has to go somewhere, and it obviously goes towards exercise. the reason youmay gain weight would be due to muscle being heavier per unit energy.


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