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Old 01-03-2012, 06:42 AM
 
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Hi,
I am about 5'10 and 185lb, I am overweight by a bit, not insanely so but enough to annoy me into doing something about it, but at the same time bulk up the muscle.

My question is if I go on a higher calorie diet to bulk up like I have read on bodybuilding sites (3000ish calories over 6 meals), and work out 3-4 days a week, will I be more likely to gain fat in the short term? I plan on combining the weight sessions with some moderate cardio aswell.

Losing weight isn't really my goal but converting the current weight I have in to a more satisfying fat:muscle ratio.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Wallis and Futuna
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You're -already- eating more calories than your body needs to maintain, which is why you've gained weight.

You need to do some cardio, AND strength training. You need to lose fat and grow muscle. That will happen with your current calorie intake. Cardio will shed off the weight, strength training will bulk up the muscle.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Hi,
I am about 5'10 and 185lb, I am overweight by a bit, not insanely so but enough to annoy me into doing something about it, but at the same time bulk up the muscle.

My question is if I go on a higher calorie diet to bulk up like I have read on bodybuilding sites (3000ish calories over 6 meals), and work out 3-4 days a week, will I be more likely to gain fat in the short term? I plan on combining the weight sessions with some moderate cardio aswell.

Losing weight isn't really my goal but converting the current weight I have in to a more satisfying fat:muscle ratio.
Obesity is as genetic as height. Science has shwon us this. Body weight regulation is extremely complex. We have a complex INVOLUNTARY homestatic system which regulkates our weight.

Most People's body weights remain remarkably stable over a decade. NBOBODY can consciously match the MANY MANY MILLIONS of calories expended to ingested over a decade. Our BODIES do this for us. And FAR more accurately than we could- ( we can't)

Ther e is NO EVIDENCE that eating nutrient dense and exercising affect body weight much over the long term.

Voluntary factors are fo EXTREMELY LIMITED POTENCY to substantially affect body weight over the very lon gterm

Exercise and eat well for HEALTH, BUT DO NOT expect weight loss LONG TERM necessarily.

They are NOT for that. GENETICS and the BODY is in control.

The ONLY thing you have "control" over long term is to stay at the lower end of your body's set point ( about 10 pounds less)

AVOIUD the commercial weight loss industry. They are unscientific frauds.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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Obesity is as genetic as height. Science has shwon us this. Body weight regulation is extremely complex. We have a complex INVOLUNTARY homestatic system which regulkates our weight.

Most People's body weights remain remarkably stable over a decade. NBOBODY can consciously match the MANY MANY MILLIONS of calories expended to ingested over a decade. Our BODIES do this for us. And FAR more accurately than we could- ( we can't)

Ther e is NO EVIDENCE that eating nutrient dense and exercising affect body weight much over the long term.

Voluntary factors are fo EXTREMELY LIMITED POTENCY to substantially affect body weight over the very lon gterm

Exercise and eat well for HEALTH, BUT DO NOT expect weight loss LONG TERM necessarily.

They are NOT for that. GENETICS and the BODY is in control.

The ONLY thing you have "control" over long term is to stay at the lower end of your body's set point ( about 10 pounds less)

AVOIUD the commercial weight loss industry. They are unscientific frauds.

Can't you go spout your nonsense somewhere else? The people here want to live in the real world and actually help themselves and others. Your posts are just nonsense.Go away already.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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So I'm guessing you're in your 20s and you're already 10 pounds overweight. You really need to start watching it or you'll wake up in your 40s about 40 or 50 pounds too heavy. I'd suggest you cut back to slightly below your burn rate until you drop those 10 and then monitor it closely from there on out, weighing yourself regularly. Get rid of sugar.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:01 AM
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Location: Tampa, Florida
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Can't you go spout your nonsense somewhere else? The people here want to live in the real world and actually help themselves and others. Your posts are just nonsense.Go away already.
I seriously hope he was trying to be funny.
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