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    Jonathan Boey is offline Senior Member
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    Default Percentage of fat gained along with muscle: Any idea?

    Naturally it's impossible to gain muscle without some fat, would like to know if there's a general idea of how much fat is gained along with muscle. For every 10kg, 9kg muscle and 1kg fat perhaps?

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    amg455 is offline Senior Member
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    Default Percentage of fat gained along with muscle: Any idea?

    It is roughly 25% muscle gain and 75% fat gain for the majority of trainees as per Dr. Ellis and Dr. Richard Winnet. I've noted the same experiences when trying to gain muscle. If everyone took accurate measurements and caliper readings, they would more than likely have the same experience. But, people tend to lie to themselves regarding gaining muscle versus fat.

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    Default Percentage of fat gained along with muscle: Any idea?

    I would say, depends on genetics, diet, supplements, training experience, time period of the gain, and training. This is a shades of gray question. It is inevitable that you gain some fat when gaining lean mass, because not all calories go to supercompensation of muscle tissue. If you eat clean
    the likelihood of gaining less fat is there and you count calorie for calorie with the precision of a bodybuilder on a precontest diet. When I say clean I mean moderate to low carbs, high protein, high essential fats, roughly 500 calories above maintanance. Calipers are a good way to assess whether you are gaining lean tissue. A supplement (s) like r-alpha lipoic acid ($15 for a month) helps as a nutritient partitioning agent (nutrients to muscle cells vs fatcells) and keeps blood glucose levels in check. If I take r-ala on a low carb diet, my blood sugar gets low to the point of being dizzy. Bodybuilder often use this on a clean bulk. Sesathin ($29.99)for month is another one many bodybuilders use to minimize fat gain. Both of these supplements are nice when cheating to to inhibit fat gain while consuming excess calories.

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    Default My experience

    Recently was that I gained 5 pounds at a 50/50 ratio (2.5 fat, 2.5 muscle) according to the calipers. Always some error inherent in the caliper measurements, but I figure it averages out from week to week.

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    coach hale is offline Senior Member
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    Default Percentage of fat gained along with muscle: Any idea?

    not impossible

    In fact, the last bb show i done i gained a couple of pounds of muscle while simultaneously adding 2lbs of muscle (according to bdft measurements)

    studies have indicated that when protein levels are kept high even in calorie deficit there have been cases of report bodily protein gains

    In most cases as you indicated this does not occur that is why Lyle Mcdonald and i put together the XDL2 (QMP)for quality muscle gains and minimal fat gains.

    the reason most people get fat when attempting to gain muscle is because they attempt to gain too fast and consume poor foods
    This problem can be aided with a proper nutritional regimen

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