Lookin for article on how many pounds of muscle can be put on in a week.

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  1. Sylva

    Sylva New Member

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    Have a few people on another board saying they added three pounds a week, and was looking for the article to back up when I said about only being able to add .5-1# lbm a week(drug free)

    And while you're at it, any ariticle dispeling the myth of only being able to absorb 23 grams of protein per meal would be helpful too.

    TIA
     
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    Good reads
     
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    You can effectively put on 1 solid pound of muscle each week with proper diet. As far as protein uptake goes, depends on how big you are, but within the first 60 minutes after your workout, your body with uptake up to 65% more than it will at any other time
     
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    genius article.. you can dirty bulk or clean bulk. choose one. ;o
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    Putting on a pound of muscle a week is nearly impossible (naturally) to keep up past a certain point.
     
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    who in the holy hell are you
     
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    cls Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in

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    If that were true, I should've gained 156 lbs of muscle in the last 3 years, weigh 356 lbs, and be 8% body fat.

    I think a realistic goal for those of us past newb gains is 10-12 lbs of muscle a year (maybe).
     
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    WTF are you talking about?
     
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    i think he's a googlebot!
     
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    You'd be VERY lucky to put on 8 pounds of muscle per year.
     
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    eq+test+deca+dbol+drol+tbol+gh+slin = 8 lbs a day, nga!
     
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    dirty bulk does wonders for people here, bunch of skinny fat bitchs with 110lbm
     
  15. Cyrus The Virus

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    buddy was telling me he read an article last week that stated at most you can put on 12 lbs of pure muscle per year
     
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    "Many people use the bulking up excuse to justify eating a ton of crappy food. "I can eat this tub of ice cream and this pizza, I'm bulking!'' The fact is that most people don't have the discipline and determination to make the lifestyle changes necessary to build an aesthetic, lean, and muscular physique. But instead of saying that they're too weak-minded to drop the junk out of their diets, they decide to make it acceptable to eat a bad diet by using bulking-up as an excuse. " :rofl: I love this paragraph
     
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    Describes most of the people I know.. :rofl:
     
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    I wish that were true!!!
     
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    this is what I don't get. first you need to eat above maintenance to build muscle. you also need to eat a certain amount of protein (as well as carbs and fat) to build muscle. i understand that you do not need to eat anymore calories than need be to build muscle (ie, if all you need is 500 extra cals over maintenance to be at the optimal level of muscle building, eating 1000 extra cals will not be beneficial). however, if you eat enough protein, carbs, fat, get your vitamins and minerals, does it matter where does extra 500 calories come from?

    i always read that a calorie is just a calorie, so if, like i said, minimum p/c/f intakes are met, daily vitamins and minerals intake is met, does getting the extra 500 cals from a couple of cookies as opposed to some chicken breast really make a difference? muscle-building/fat-gaining wise?

    also, to stay at 10%, you would need to gain fat as well as muscle. if you only gain muscle, your body fat percentage (not the actual lbs) would go down as you gain.
     
  21. NoQuarter

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    well answer this...do fat/carb/protein all have a different insulin responses in your body...start there, the answers will fall into place eventually.
     
  22. GOGZILLA

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    hormonal responses and partitioning is the X-factor that makes a calorie not a calorie.
     
  23. Ceaze

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    Carbs and fat don't provide the necessary substrates for building muscle (amino acids)
     
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    Gogz and NQ :bowdown: i'd say preach on but i know yall are tired of postin the same shit day in and out.

    edit: can't forget Ceaze. You motherfuckers get me motivated.
     
  25. eXyle

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    :doh:

    figured as much. sometimes it's difficult to sort out the facts from the fiction.

    thanks. :h5:
     
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