I have a question. I know that the answer is going to vary based on body type, genetics, and the exercises being performed, but I am just looking for a general range.
How fast can someone gain muscle weight?
I ask because the scale has been oscillating between the same three pounds for weeks. I have been staying within my calories. I have upped my strength training, but I feel thinner and firmer.
So I am trying to figure out:
How fast am I burning fat vs. putting on muscle weight?
And how much of my weight is actual muscle vs. water retention?
If I was just doing cardio, there is no doubt the scale would be down right now. But I am really focusing on achieving a nice cardio/strength balance and I am trying to justify this plateau on the scale.
Thanks in advance for any insight...