PLEASE HELP....Gain Muscle Mass....Will I Gain Muscle Mass if I lift weight in the AM?

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    Jan 29, 2009 2:35 AM GMT
    I am 27, 6'1", 175. I am getting back to the gym.

    My goals: Lose unwanted belly fat, but more importantly, to Gain Muscle Mass.

    Does it matter what time I work out at the gym? The only times I can do it are either at 6:15AM or 9:00PM.

    Advice Please. What do you do?

    Will I Gain Muscle Mass if I lift weights in the AM?
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    Jan 29, 2009 4:45 AM GMT
    When you work out isn't as important as how you work out and how much protein and calories you ingest daily. If you want mass make sure you're pushing as much weight as you possibly can in each set. Heavy weight, less reps. Do more sets if you have to, but you need to be pushing the weight.

    You also need to be eating at least 6 times a day, taking in at least 1.5 to 2 grams of protein per pound that you already weight. In other words, since you weigh 175 lbs, you should be taking in at least 263 to 350 grams of protein each day. At least half of that, preferably more, needs to be protein from natural sources (fish, egg whites, chicken, red meat). Don't neglect eating a well balanced meal either just so you can get in the protein. Your veggies and dairy are critical as well.

    Don't be so worried about losing belly fat right now if you want to gain mass. Pushing yourself hard will burn some fat naturally. Keeping your meals low fat will help too. But you can't gain mass and be on a weight reduction plan at the same time. The two just don't mix. Mega calories build mass. Get the mass you want first, then after you've got the size work on burning the fat.
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    Jan 29, 2009 6:00 PM GMT
    well, from when ive looked into it, it makes sense to do it in the evening, because your body has a chance to repair and rebuild right after, and also you will more than likely have more materials at your disposal TO rebuild with.