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Old 09-02-2011, 09:46 PM   #1  
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Default How long to gain muscle?

I was wondering how long it takes to gain muscle.
I have been working out for 2 weeks mostly hard weight training.
I have been eating healthy for 54 days and I noticed the last 2 weeks my weight has not been going down as much as the other weeks. I notice my clothes getting bigger on me so I am thinking I am actually gaining muscle under my fat. Is 2 weeks too short a time to actually gain muscle or could there be another reason.

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Old 09-03-2011, 01:14 PM   #2  
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You might have gained a little muscle but it is very likely that you've lost some fat. Congrats!
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uh... no
you definitely havent gained muscle in 2 weeks.......... but strngth training, ESPECIALLY WHEN FIRST STARTING, can really make the scale act wonky and slow down (or even gain for a bit) its all related to water retension however
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Size change is likely due to water retention which almost everyone experiences when starting a training program.

As an overweight male (correct?), you are at a distinct advantage - a high muscle mass due to carrying your weight and optimal genetics for fat loss/muscle building due to testosterone and other hormones. Keep pushing! Great job
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uh... no
you definitely havent gained muscle in 2 weeks.......... but strngth training, ESPECIALLY WHEN FIRST STARTING, can really make the scale act wonky and slow down (or even gain for a bit) its all related to water retension however
this is a big reason i dont weight myself!!!
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