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No gain after 4 months of continuous excercise

First of all, you're not working out the other half of your body...your legs. When you're a natural lifter (no anabolic supplements like 90% of the instagram and gym rat population), the most ...
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Diet chart to gain 10-12kg weight

Let's break it down. Credit:myfitnesspal & reddit This is bad for a whole host of reasons: Micronutrients? One serving of salad and veg is not enough. You need to have more variety or get a ...
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should I continue weightlifting even though it makes my body bigger?

Your muscles haven't gotten any bigger, they are slightly swollen (or "pumped") after your workout, because of inflammation. This is a standard response of your body to this new challenge you are ...
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Can weight lost be sustained through exercise influenced metabolism changes?

Warning, wall of text incoming. Sorry, but there's a lot to look into. TL;DR at the end. Let's first take a look at what seems to influence (base) metabolic rate the most. For starters, when we look ...
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What is the correct measure of a heaped scoop for protein drink

A typical serve of protein powder is 30g, or around 1/4 cup. Weight gainers have larger serving sizes, because they need to fit significant amounts of both protein and carbohydrates into a serving. ...
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Is there something that I'm eating that is causing weight gain?

I have done a lot of legwork for you here, lets take a look at the meals mentioned in myfitnesspal's calorie checker: I have assumed 2 tbsp of each dried fruit & nuts with lunch. Ignore the goals ...
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How does one gauge progress in bodybuilding?

The total muscle mass that you've built is THE determining factor in whether you are progressing in bodybuilding. The size of certain muscle groups is secondary to this, but also very important. ...
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protein in the rest days

It's not like your protein intake on rest days is actually zero (unless you eat NOTHING on your rest days). I assume you are talking about a supplement source like whey protein. It is considered a ...
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Weight gaining with or without gym

TLDR: Yes, joining a gym to work out and eat more (good) food will help you gain weight, and I'll explain how to start off. First off, 4 years ago I was right where you are. I'm 184cm tall and would ...
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What is the correct measure of a heaped scoop for protein drink

Yes, you've been doing it wrong ;) Note that the serving information (for one of the Pro weight gainers) looks like the following: 182g is 0.4 lbs 👏 per 👏 serving 👏. Weight gainers work by ...
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How is the weight gain formula consistent with the law of conservation of mass?

Firstly, it's worth noting that the 3,500 kcal/lb figure comes from a 1958 review paper, and only applies to weight loss on a high protein diet or weight gain that is not immediately following a ...
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Can too much calories pose a health risk?

TL/DR: You must change your goals and mindset so that you can gain lean weight in sustainable manner - longterm. If you gain 7kg in one month, it will be either mostly water retention (bloating) or ...
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Can weight lost be sustained through exercise influenced metabolism changes?

Maintaining Weight Loss: Who is the biggest loser? Introduction There is a lot to consider when examining the impact of changing lifestyle in the short or long term with the goal of losing weight. In ...
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Can weight lost be sustained through exercise influenced metabolism changes?

I've unwittingly done a long term experiment on myself. The answer, in my case at least, is yes. I used to weigh about 63 kg and eat about 3000 kcal/day a decade ago. Today I eat about 3800 Kcal/day ...
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No gain after 4 months of continuous excercise

You are lifting very light weights, so your body is not working hard enough to break down muscle. Because you are not working out heavily, your body will not need a lot of food to keep up with this, ...
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Should I bulk up or keep cutting fat?

TLDR: You should eat a small caloric surplus and lift heavy weights. If you cut down to 10% bodyfat now, and start adding calories later to gain mass, you will also increase your bodyfat again. Even ...
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Will weight lifting affect speed and flexibility?

Will I gain weight by doing weightlifting? Yes and no. Doing weight lifting will set the stimulus your body needs to grow (gain muscle mass), but lifting alone will be of no use. Imagine that your ...
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Are exercises for muscle gain the only way to increase weight in men?

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 ...
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Have I really put on 14 lbs after only 4 Crossfit sessions?

Pretty much been addressed in the comments, but for a full answer: Short answer, no. You most likely did not gain that much weight in a short period of time. Things that can effect scale ...
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How much weight can realistically be gained from running?

Any increased level of activity will build some level of muscle in order to better support the new activity. Hill running specifically can build better running as your legs need to be able to push ...
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weight gain paradox

How do you explain the situation of someone who is overweight, but then, maintains it. This is based on the belief that a person's metabolism is static and never changes. This is false. A person's ...
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No gain after 4 months of continuous excercise

With your height of 1,82m and only 53 kg weight, your BMI is rather underweight. While this is not fit-for-all metric, it still can serve us a useful guideline for future improvements. http://www....
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Should I start exercising right away or increase my weight first?

With all due respect, you are wasting your time. This weight you are gaining is not the kind of weight you want to gain. As long as you do not train and you do not follow a strict muscle gaining diet ...
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should I continue weightlifting even though it makes my body bigger?

To insinuate that after such a short time doing weights with very minor resistance that your are now "big" could be construed as insulting to people who would hack off a limb to put a inch ...
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How is hypertrophy (muscle-gain) provoked?

When you look at building more lean muscle mass you must remember the fundamental rules of hypertrophy, which I feel is sometimes forgotten among everything else going on within your training program. ...
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What is the meaning of: 5 sets of 3, 2, 1 reps?

For anyone actually wanting to do that workout None of these answers are correct when applied to the workout linked above. The bodybuilding.com email response is also wrong when applied to this ...
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How to do the 20-rep-Squat routine?

Literally nobody knows what weight you should use. You need to find the correct weight for your 20-rep-squats by trial and error. You must balance bravery and confidence (to challenge yourself) with ...
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Not sure where to start? Underweight, bad cardio and diet

Everyone in the comments seems to be recommending some sort of strength based training routine, I'm going to go a completely different tact. I would say that the first thing you need to sort out is ...
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how to know the type of weight increase?

You can estimate your bodyfat percentage at home with a few options. First you have the classic option of Skin Calipers. Keep in mind that this is best done by a second person who is if nothing else, ...
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Why do calories matter for weight gain/loss?

I think you should still learn a bit about biology/chemistry/biochemistry and perhaps ask on another site, but I don't see why you shouldn't get an answer here. I'm not going to go into great detail ...
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