I've suddenly filled out...

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    Jan 27, 2009 3:01 AM GMT
    Okay, I've not changed anything (except that perhaps I'm eating even less than I already was), but I've filled out in an unexpected growth spurt. Can anyone help me understand how this might have happened (I'm not complaining), and how I maintain these gains?

    The lighting isn't the same in these two pics, so they're not an ideal comparison, but the first is from 11/30/08 and the second is from 1/25/09 (almost 2 months apart). In this time I've been eating less and working out less. What gives?

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    Jan 27, 2009 3:22 AM GMT
    Count your blessings and enjoy it.

    I know I will!
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    Jan 27, 2009 3:23 AM GMT
    I don't see any difference.
  • Bunjamon

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    Jan 27, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    Lucky!
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    Jan 27, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    Calories in, calories burned.
  • B71115

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    Jan 27, 2009 3:28 AM GMT
    metabolism changing

    working good. looking great.
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    Jan 27, 2009 3:32 AM GMT
    flex89 saidI don't see any difference.



    there's 10 pounds of difference. i think it's in my chest, back, and shoulders, because i keep getting impingements in my arms.
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    Jan 27, 2009 3:32 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidCalories in, calories burned.


    that's the conundrum, chucky. my calories are DOWN, not UP.
  • dionysus

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    Jan 27, 2009 3:37 AM GMT
    flex89 saidI don't see any difference.
  • EricLA

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    Jan 27, 2009 3:49 AM GMT
    dancerjack saidOkay, I've not changed anything (except that perhaps I'm eating even less than I already was), but I've filled out in an unexpected growth spurt. Can anyone help me understand how this might have happened (I'm not complaining), and how I maintain these gains?

    The lighting isn't the same in these two pics, so they're not an ideal comparison, but the first is from 11/30/08 and the second is from 1/25/09 (almost 2 months apart). In this time I've been eating less and working out less. What gives?

    Photo_113008_005.jpg

    Photo_012509_003-Copy2.jpg


    WOOF!!! I'm definitely not complaining about either the before or the after (I see that abs do pop a bit more and your pecs are more padded).
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    Jan 27, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    i see it in the chest and arms...imma have to try that diet your on and see what happensicon_lol.gif
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    Jan 27, 2009 3:58 AM GMT
    maybe in the shoulders... maybe a little in the chest... maybe...

    Perhaps it's your self image that has changed?
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    Jan 27, 2009 4:22 AM GMT
    Maybe you were over-training and now your body has more time to repair itself.
  • dionysus

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    Jan 27, 2009 4:29 AM GMT
    you did something. pee in a cup quick. remanufacture it and sell it by the millions. of course, get rid of the whole "pee factor" call it

    GET HUGE

    or

    SURPRISE SIZE!

    ooooh. surprise size would be awesome with like a 3d picture that changes when you tilt it just right.


    real question: have you charted everything about yourself? height, weight, body fat, RMR, aerobic threshold? cuz you can see if it was beneficial or negative. meow.

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    Jan 27, 2009 4:32 AM GMT
    you must be doing something right, dancerjack!

    perhaps in addition to working out or eating differently, maybe you are getting more sleep? this will allow you to build more muscle...just a thought.

    congratulations!!
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    Jan 27, 2009 5:03 AM GMT
    I've noticed some men, including myself, filled out later in their 20's. I was a late bloomer myself. Other than that, weight gain (loss) = calories in - calories burned. You might be eating less, but if you aren't burning as much (workout, Dance/dance, etc.) as you did, then this could be your reason. In other words, eating less did not offset enough.
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    Jan 27, 2009 5:03 AM GMT
    I'd like to say...YOWZA!
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    Jan 27, 2009 5:47 AM GMT
    You've been resting more, I see from your profile photo. You've given gravity a break, and you're letting all the muscle move up from your astounding ass to your pounceable pecs. Let's see what hanging upside-down can do for you. I suspect you'll get a hole in the middle of your forehead and an interesting beard.
  • Thirdbeach

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    Jan 27, 2009 6:32 AM GMT
    Have any other body parts expanded in the last couple of months?

    Share some photos anything else that has expanded.
























    I meant his legs, get your minds out of the gutter boys.
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    Jan 27, 2009 6:46 AM GMT
    id hit it Pictures, Images and Photos
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    Jan 27, 2009 6:47 AM GMT
    Ah puberty. icon_razz.gif
  • GQjock

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    Jan 27, 2009 10:35 AM GMT
    Sometimes less is more
    After a little bit of a slack off I sometimes see a similar growth spurt or increase in energy
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    Jan 27, 2009 11:10 AM GMT
    If you're eating less, perhaps you're eating less crap food but keeping up with the proteins (and for those smart asses out there, I'm talking about food, not cum, so save the jokes).

    I've found that when I plateau, lowering my gym time and resting actually helps my body to grow. Being smart about your workout routines and spending less time in the gym is better for you than hitting it 4-6 times a week and beating the hell out of yourself .
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    Jan 27, 2009 12:45 PM GMT
    Thanks Tapper; nice to hear accurate feedback in the forums; we get some occasionally but it's been less frequent lately.icon_cool.gif

    Kudos to Chuckystud also though; he usually contributes "good to know" stuff also like many others on RJ.
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    Jan 27, 2009 2:15 PM GMT
    Well I am glad you are happy with the results Dancerjack, although I think I am in the minority on RJ. I prefer wiry muscular guys to bulked up guys. But either way you are a good catch.

    If you are working out less than perhaps your calorie intake is greater than your burn rate (even though you are eating less as well).