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What Is Your Weight in Muscle?

Most people are aware that muscle weighs more than fat. So if you are fit and muscular, you likely weigh more than someone who has extra pounds on their frame even though you may be smaller in visual appearance.

It is true that muscle weighs more, and if you are working out regularly or have just started out, then you may be noticing that your weight is actually increasing. This is because while you work out, you are reducing your fat and building muscle so the scale reflects this change with a higher weight.

If you are working out two to three times a week, then you are able to gain one pound of muscle every month for nearly six months before the rate at which you gain muscle decreases. The reason the rate decreases is because everyone has a genetic potential that limits their ability to reach particular weights and sizes.

Do you feel that gaining this extra weight is a bad thing? Well, don’t feel this way because it is actually a great thing, and as you build more muscle, you are increasing your resting metabolic rate by as much as seven percent. This means that you are able to burn more fat as you go so putting on more muscle is actually a good thing. Your body will react positively to the change and keep the fat off!

If you are serious about bulking up, you need to do more than just lift the weights and go through the motions of working out; rather you need to literally “squeeze” each muscle during your reps to maximize your efforts. This will yield the most benefit for your overall health and physical fitness level.

So overall, the more muscle you build the more you weigh. But that is a good thing, and you should welcome the extra pounds with open arms.
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