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About a month ago or so i made a post about how i gained this weight out of nowhere. Well lately, i have been watching what i eat, exercising on a regular basis, infact im lifting the most amount of weight now than ever. My dad even said i looked like ive dropped some pounds. Yet when i get on the scale its the same as before. I don't understand, i don't look fat or anything like that. All of my clothes fit but yet im still at the same weight. Im in good physical health, but i can't understand how this weight is staying the same. It has to be the meds, my mom told me they can slow down your metabolism so it takes longer to burn off any fat. Its not that im worried about this, im just curious and kind of confused.
 
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About a month ago or so i made a post about how i gained this weight out of nowhere. Well lately, i have been watching what i eat, exercising on a regular basis, infact im lifting the most amount of weight now than ever. My dad even said i looked like ive dropped some pounds. Yet when i get on the scale its the same as before. I don't understand, i don't look fat or anything like that. All of my clothes fit but yet im still at the same weight. Im in good physical health, but i can't understand how this weight is staying the same. It has to be the meds, my mom told me they can slow down your metabolism so it takes longer to burn off any fat. Its not that im worried about this, im just curious and kind of confused.
 

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do not forget that when you start exercising you are working and building your muscle...

and muscle weighs more than fat...

you are no doubt just burning the fat off and replacing it with muscle...

a friend of mine is loosing fat but gaining a lot of weight due to just the muscle....

she is now a 'perfect' figure for her height and build...but she is actually heavier than she was when she was fatter....but all due o muscle.
 

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do not forget that when you start exercising you are working and building your muscle...

and muscle weighs more than fat...

you are no doubt just burning the fat off and replacing it with muscle...

a friend of mine is loosing fat but gaining a lot of weight due to just the muscle....

she is now a 'perfect' figure for her height and build...but she is actually heavier than she was when she was fatter....but all due o muscle.
 

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thats why scales are a useless way to determine training progress. a better way is to get a caliper scale. it calculates your bodyfat/lean muscle ratio. a measuring tape is also a better way to go than using a scale based on poundage. poundage is something that cant really be relied on because its not completely accurate. you can retain water.. build lean body mass without knowing it.. etc. so its better to go by what you see in the mirror than by using a scale. if you can afford it.. id suggest a couple of session in the gym with a nutritionist and personal trainer. that is.. if youre serious about building mass and shedding unwanted pounds IN THE RIGHT WAY AND IN THE RIGHT PLACES. cause its so so easy to get injured if you dont know what youre doing.

and if youre lifting and trying to lift alot of wieght.. youre obviously doing it WRONG. that is the old fashioned way to train and has already been proven to be detrimental to your health. take that dude usher.. he doesnt train with wieghts. he does resistance training by using his own body wieght in a series of focused excercises that target the areas that he needs it most.. without doing damage to his joints and tearing his muscles. yet he can get ripped doing just that. by lifting heavy and showing off how much you can lift is retarded because its so obsolete and dangerous. someone like 50 cent.. though he is ripped and huge.. isnt exactly the picture of health. there are better ways and eisier ways to look good on the outside WITHOUT jepardizing your inside.

with anything.. make sure you do all your research before diving into something that can effect your health. the secret to strength training is

LIGHT WEIGHTS AND LOTS OF REPS! KEEP YOUR HEART RATE UP! and most of all... DONT STRAIN!

youll end up like this unfortunate fellow... (BIG DISCLAMER! DONT LOOK IF SQUIMISH) http://poetry.rotten.com/weightlifter/
 

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thats why scales are a useless way to determine training progress. a better way is to get a caliper scale. it calculates your bodyfat/lean muscle ratio. a measuring tape is also a better way to go than using a scale based on poundage. poundage is something that cant really be relied on because its not completely accurate. you can retain water.. build lean body mass without knowing it.. etc. so its better to go by what you see in the mirror than by using a scale. if you can afford it.. id suggest a couple of session in the gym with a nutritionist and personal trainer. that is.. if youre serious about building mass and shedding unwanted pounds IN THE RIGHT WAY AND IN THE RIGHT PLACES. cause its so so easy to get injured if you dont know what youre doing.

and if youre lifting and trying to lift alot of wieght.. youre obviously doing it WRONG. that is the old fashioned way to train and has already been proven to be detrimental to your health. take that dude usher.. he doesnt train with wieghts. he does resistance training by using his own body wieght in a series of focused excercises that target the areas that he needs it most.. without doing damage to his joints and tearing his muscles. yet he can get ripped doing just that. by lifting heavy and showing off how much you can lift is retarded because its so obsolete and dangerous. someone like 50 cent.. though he is ripped and huge.. isnt exactly the picture of health. there are better ways and eisier ways to look good on the outside WITHOUT jepardizing your inside.

with anything.. make sure you do all your research before diving into something that can effect your health. the secret to strength training is

LIGHT WEIGHTS AND LOTS OF REPS! KEEP YOUR HEART RATE UP! and most of all... DONT STRAIN!

youll end up like this unfortunate fellow... (BIG DISCLAMER! DONT LOOK IF SQUIMISH) http://poetry.rotten.com/weightlifter/
 
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I saw the picture a year ago or so.
DON'T LOOK AT IT EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT SQUEAMISH.
It is so disgusting.
I still shiver thinking of it.
 
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I saw the picture a year ago or so.
DON'T LOOK AT IT EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT SQUEAMISH.
It is so disgusting.
I still shiver thinking of it.
 

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from what i've been reading on this site it seems that people find in general that they put on some weight with meds. im on an ssri and have lost weight/appetite. anyone else?
 

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from what i've been reading on this site it seems that people find in general that they put on some weight with meds. im on an ssri and have lost weight/appetite. anyone else?
 
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Thanks for the info, SB

but im only lifting alot because i can, im not trying to become some steroid induced body builder or some health fanatic. I just want to be in good shape. Prior to working out i already had the build of a football player so im just building off of that. I want to be chizzled & muscular which im on my way to. Maybe i should look more into proper nutrtion i dunno. I mean the gym i go to is somewhat similar to the gyms seen in the Rocky Movies, except its bigger and most of the guys there who work out, well just work out.

Theres only guy he has to beabout 5'6, but this dude is a huuuuuuuuuuuge, he's all muscle. His shoulders and chest are massive. Its just weird seeing someone who is short be so big, and this guy LIFTS ALOT. I think hes one of those guys that competes in weight lifting competitions.

Anyways, any info on the meds & metabolism thing would be appreciated.

Peace
 
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Thanks for the info, SB

but im only lifting alot because i can, im not trying to become some steroid induced body builder or some health fanatic. I just want to be in good shape. Prior to working out i already had the build of a football player so im just building off of that. I want to be chizzled & muscular which im on my way to. Maybe i should look more into proper nutrtion i dunno. I mean the gym i go to is somewhat similar to the gyms seen in the Rocky Movies, except its bigger and most of the guys there who work out, well just work out.

Theres only guy he has to beabout 5'6, but this dude is a huuuuuuuuuuuge, he's all muscle. His shoulders and chest are massive. Its just weird seeing someone who is short be so big, and this guy LIFTS ALOT. I think hes one of those guys that competes in weight lifting competitions.

Anyways, any info on the meds & metabolism thing would be appreciated.

Peace
 

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S. Brotha,

Sounds like it's all about diet for you. I think you need to focus more on the diet and what you eat. I'm really big into watching what I eat and I am into it and it's not that hard. You just have to balance your meals out. I eat alot of chicken and vegetables. I hate the anti-card crap. It's all about portions. People are supposed to have a fist size serving of carbs, protein and veggies every meal.
I eat alot of Healthy Choice meals for lunch, tuna, turkey sandwiches, soup, I love vegetables, drink a protein drink at 10am everyday. The weekends I slack off a little bit, but I really try to watch what I eat on the weekdays. It has helped me stay cut and I have put on 10-12 pounds by eating right and lifting, but I still am cut up.
Plus it makes ya feel better to eat right. I have a fast metabolism though too. Holla,

Kelson
 

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S. Brotha,

Sounds like it's all about diet for you. I think you need to focus more on the diet and what you eat. I'm really big into watching what I eat and I am into it and it's not that hard. You just have to balance your meals out. I eat alot of chicken and vegetables. I hate the anti-card crap. It's all about portions. People are supposed to have a fist size serving of carbs, protein and veggies every meal.
I eat alot of Healthy Choice meals for lunch, tuna, turkey sandwiches, soup, I love vegetables, drink a protein drink at 10am everyday. The weekends I slack off a little bit, but I really try to watch what I eat on the weekdays. It has helped me stay cut and I have put on 10-12 pounds by eating right and lifting, but I still am cut up.
Plus it makes ya feel better to eat right. I have a fast metabolism though too. Holla,

Kelson
 
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