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People who are interested in weight gain generally achieve it by gaining muscle weight by doing weight lifting exercises, etc.

Can weight-gain be achieved after the age of 28 by increasing bone weight or by some other means of physical exercise, increasing the weight without any gain in muscles?

  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is not fitness related (at least not as far as I can tell from the question) – Paul K Dec 17 '18 at 13:26
  • Means, is it an elementary question or falls under common sense? Will it become on topic if there are some edits? – hanugm Dec 17 '18 at 13:30
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    Yeah, of course. If you explain how this is fitness related to you it can be on-topic. – Paul K Dec 17 '18 at 13:31
  • Is this a purely academic question? If you want to put this into practice, perhaps really think about your goal (e.g. looking a certain way) and ask how to achieve it instead. This sound to me a bit like something went wrong somewhere, maybe a misunderstanding. E.g. do you know that with a shirt on, you will not really be able to tell if you gained 20 pounds in muscle mass? You won't become a monster like your average competitive steroid user by gaining some muscle – Raditz_35 Dec 18 '18 at 13:26
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Exercise does have a very important role in both stopping the loss of bone mass and density and in increasing bone mass and density, as described in (among other papers) The effects of progressive resistance training on bone density if you'd like to read up on it.

That said, generally someone's skeletal mass composes about 15% of their total body mass, so any increases on the scale are likely to be modest.

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    To expand - A 220 lb (100 kg) person has about 33 lbs (15 kg) in bone mass. A 10% increase in that would be ~ 3 lbs. Very small difference. – JohnP Dec 17 '18 at 17:25

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