I am gaining fat fast since I started GYM training

  • bluecrow

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    Mar 15, 2011 1:12 PM GMT
    I started going to the GYM about 6 weeks ago. I am not under a weight management program, however, I take protein and creatine on daily basis.

    I try to go to the GYM everyday, I do both muscles training and cardio every time I go to the GYM.

    Recently I found I am gaining a lot more fat than muscles. I used to weight 64KG before I started GYM training. Now I weight 68KG. My body grow 4kg in 6 weeks, and mostly fat. icon_rolleyes.gif I am a bit worried.
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    Mar 15, 2011 2:42 PM GMT
    why do you say its fat?
    do you know that muscle weighs more than fat? so if you are just going by a scale you aren't seeing the full picture.
    are your pants looser or tighter?
    did you ever get your body fat checked?

    then ask yourself - what are you doing at the "GYM", and what are you eating?
    eating protein shakes during the day is all you mentioned. well, how many calories, fat and carbs are in the protein shake?
    what does the rest of your diet look like? sometimes when you start hitting the gym more your body becomes more hungry, because it's using more energy, and food gives your body that energy. so your body will constantly tell you to feed it. just make sure you are putting good stuff in your body, not high calorie, high fat, or sugary stuff.
  • SoDakGuy

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    Mar 15, 2011 2:44 PM GMT
    You're taking creatine, so you are retaining water.

    You are not getting fat.

    I'm sorry to break that for ya. ;)
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 15, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
    bluecrow saidI started going to the GYM about 6 weeks ago. I am not under a weight management program, however, I take protein and creatine on daily basis.

    I try to go to the GYM everyday, I do both muscles training and cardio every time I go to the GYM.

    Recently I found I am gaining a lot more fat than muscles. I used to weight 64KG before I started GYM training. Now I weight 68KG. My body grow 4kg in 6 weeks, and mostly fat. icon_rolleyes.gif I am a bit worried.




    How are you taking your protein? is it in a protein shake? If so, what are you mixing the protein with? Personally, I have found that protein powder shakes, if not mixed with nonfat milk or something non-dairy can tend to put the weight on you if you're not burning enough calories
  • SoDakGuy

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    Mar 15, 2011 2:58 PM GMT
    Or you can ignore everything I'm posting and blame the protein powder.

    Hopefully you didn't buy weight gainer because that would be the obvious reason why you're becoming a chunky monkey.
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    Mar 15, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
    SoDakGuy saidYou're taking creatine, so you are retaining water.

    You are not getting fat.

    I'm sorry to break that for ya. ;)


    thats actually true, and i didnt even think of that.
    he's right. creatine def makes you retain water.

    again - why are you saying its actually fat?

    SoDakGuy's other point - weight gainer vs a low/no carb whey protein could also be to blame if it is, in fact, just weight you are gaining right now.
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    Mar 15, 2011 4:39 PM GMT
    Question for everybody:
    Most of his strength gains in the first 3-4 months will be due to neurological adaptations, yes? Is there any reason for him to supplement protein?

    Questions for bluecrow:
    What was your waist measurement before you began and what is it now?
    What are the macros for your protein shake? (macros are carbohydrates, protein, and fat)
    What does your trainer / instructor say?
    Why are you going every day?
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    Mar 15, 2011 5:00 PM GMT
    yeah creatine makes u retain water. also if you don't spend too much calories and u eat a gazillion amount of food t hen of course ud put on weight. i find that my appetite increased once i started working out...i always look for something to eat every two hours lol and trust me i was fat before :p
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    Mar 15, 2011 5:09 PM GMT
    pre_mortem saidQuestion for everybody:
    Most of his strength gains in the first 3-4 months will be due to neurological adaptations, yes? Is there any reason for him to supplement protein?

    Questions for bluecrow:
    What was your waist measurement before you began and what is it now?
    What are the macros for your protein shake? (macros are carbohydrates, protein, and fat)
    What does your trainer / instructor say?
    Why are you going every day?


    mostly neurological adaptations? I've never heard this before. Although I doubt supplements will help much at the beginning of a program because more than likely a beginners diet has all the necessary macro-nutrients to repair itself. and lay off the creatine