Weight gain

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  1. Tingeling

    Tingeling New Member

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    Hi everyone!
    So I started gymming about 2 years ago on a regular basis, fairly soon I discovered weights and went from lifting a 16kg KETTLE bell to now dead lifting 85kg . Im 166cm and used to sit at about 58-59 kg. I did not weigh myself for over 1 year and was shocked I weigh 62-63kg now. This is heaviest I've ever been in my life (apart from being pregnant). So my question is.. is this due to muscle gains? I still wear same clothes, they fit the same(i think! Anyway) ..im just confused as i eat well and track everything on my fitness pal. Worried i have some thyroid problem or something?? Can you really gain this much weight from lifting weights?? My husband says I definitely do not look fatter at all, the opposite. Im just so confused. Id like to UNDERSTAND this, and if its normal?
     
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    Venkman Well-Known Member

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    If you still wear the same clothes, feel good, and are happy, don't stress about numbers.

    Yes, it's normal. You've probably put muscle on, and with more muscle you hold more glycogen and water. Totally normal.
     
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    Hey! Thanks! That makes sense. Ive definitely put on muscle. I didn't even think about the glycogen. I was super weak before starting exercising, typical skinny fat woman, and im not at all anymore (skinny fat) , i have come far . I think that number on the scale just shocked me and made me genuinely worried i have some hormonal problem or something lol
    Thanks again
     
  5. blindbodybuilder

    blindbodybuilder Well-Known Member

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    No doubt you must have put on some muscle to have that sort of strength gain.

    I say good work keep it up. I bet you look awesome.
     
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