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Gaining too much weight.
Gaining too much weight.
12/7/12 10:23 PM
I've done p90x in the past with great results. Right now I'm weight training and I've read all the information about only being able to gain .5lbs of muscle a week, tops.

When I started I was 149.2lbs, I'm 5'8" and 33 years of age, and after a week I went up to 152.2lbs. I just chalked it up to maybe being underweight and my body was just making up for it.

I know that you should really only weigh yourself once a week, but it's been half a week and when I weighed myself again I weighed 154.2lbs. This may be a problem.

Naturally I'm supposed to consume, roughly, 2200 calories a day, so I bumped it up to 2700 to be at a surplus. I'm thinking I should cut out 150 calories from carbs. Does that sound right or should I just keep doing what I'm doing?

I am gaining muscle, I can tell that, but I, of course, want to gain as little amount of fat as possible. Should I decrease my carbs this early into it? Thanks in advance.
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RE: Gaining too much weight.
12/9/12 10:42 AM as a reply to TheNC.
2200 is a good amount for your descriptors, but how many calories were you eating before and what was your routine like? Bumping up your calories too quickly can be a bad thing, you should always make gradual increases and decreases. Are you looking to gain or lose weight?

Stop weighing yourself, water weight can be as much as 10 pounds (and i've seen that) in a day. How you look in the mirror and how your clothes fit are most important. If you decide to not throw it out, just weight yourself once every two weeks, just remember the number really isn't that important.

In the beginning, if you haven't done a workout program like this before, you CAN gain more muscle. Once you get in to it, then you should expect it to slow.

Any other questions, feel free to reach out.

Marc
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