Would you work out even though you are trying to gain weight?

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    Mar 15, 2010 2:44 AM GMT
    For example...I am 5'7'' and 115.1 lbs. I want to be 150 lbs but this week I have been eating but less time in the gym because I feel like I am losing weight if I am working out. So if I haven't gain weight since that week or lost a pound or two do you think I should still work out and continue to eat more to keep the weight....I was disappointed when I found out that I didn't gain a pound but lost a pound so I didn't work out and just surf the web. Let me know what you guys think?
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    Mar 15, 2010 3:01 AM GMT
    muscles weighs more than fat...eat clean, lift hard, stay healthy. icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 10, 2010 2:03 AM GMT
    I would continue going to the gym. I have a different problem, I am 6'1'' and weigh about 157. I'd like to be 170 and still have the body I do, but I become concerned that when I put on 2 pounds or so, I feel like I have gained fat weight and become upset.... But this is all beside the point I was getting too.

    To put on weight, and look great you need to work out and eat correctly. When you work out, muscle fibers are being torn and your body needs to repair them with the use of nutrients obtained through food consumption. As already stated, muscle weighs more than fat, so if you workout with high intensity and challenge your muscles more, eat more-- Result will be bigger muscles and weight gain
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    Jun 25, 2010 6:42 AM GMT
    I had this problem when I was younger. You do have to eat a lot more, but don't avoid workouts. Just keep your workouts short 30-45 min. Focus only on strength training with low reps. These workouts should only happen about 3 times a week, and you should get major rest all week.

    Don't feel like you have to overdo the workouts at all. Rest and diet are the most, most important. But, if you don't strength train, you're only gonna gain fat. Then you'll just be the fat skinny guy. Not a good look.
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    Jun 25, 2010 6:51 AM GMT
    slowcore saidI had this problem when I was younger. You do have to eat a lot more, but don't avoid workouts. Just keep your workouts short 30-45 min. Focus only on strength training with low reps. These workouts should only happen about 3 times a week, and you should get major rest all week.

    Don't feel like you have to overdo the workouts at all. Rest and diet are the most, most important. But, if you don't strength train, you're only gonna gain fat. Then you'll just be the fat skinny guy. Not a good look.



    THIS (more or less: 3 workouts a week, no excessive cardio)
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    Jun 30, 2010 12:41 AM GMT
    rnch saidmuscles weighs more than fat...eat clean, lift hard, stay healthy. icon_cool.gif


    Pretty much sums that up.