I'm A Beast! Need advice ... (2)
- 12-04-2009, 05:48 PM
I'm A Beast! Need advice ... (2)
I accidently posted this in the BULKING forum. Perhaps it best belongs here considering my currnt goals. Bare with me ...
Here is the situation:
I'm 28yrs old, 5'9", 191lbs, BF% unknown (but I can afford to lose 10lbs-15lbs). I'm coming back after a 2yr-3yr lay off. I do my cardio (45min-1hr) in the morning, and my WOs (upper/lower - 2 on/1 off split - HST/DC styled routine) in the evenings. My diet is fairly clean right now; cutting carbs after 3pm-4pm each night. I'm no stranger to AAS, but I am natty as of now. My last cycle was 4yrs ago (weighing in at 215lbs @ 12% BF). I've only been back in the gym three weeks so far, but some strange things are happening.
AS mentioned, I can afford to lose some weight. My goal is to drop 10-15lbs. I'm not really trying to Bulk up right now - although that would be great (a clean bulk that is). That being said, in the 3wks I've been back, I've lost an inch around the waist and GAINED 10lbs. I started out at 181lbs after dropping dwn from 198lbs ... I now weight 191lbs. This is the heaviest I've ever been natty. This is what I need your advice on ... The crazy weight gain/recomp going on.
1: Despite losing an inch around the waist, doing morning cardio (usually empty stomach) for an 1hr, and cutting carbs after 3-4pm, I've gained 10lbs in 3wks time. I've never gained weight like this - not even on cycle. What's contributing to this weight gain? Anyone?
1a: Might the weight gain be contributed to:
- Newbie like gains due to the 3yr lay off?
- Glycogen replinishment?
- Perhaps I'm just getting old and Weight gain should be expected?
PS: The only supps I'm taking is fish oil, Green Tea (fat burning supp), BCAA, vitamins, and protien powder. The weight gain is fine, but I'd really like to drop more BF. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
PSS: I also have clen, albuterol, and T3 on hand ... which at this point I'm not in a hurry to throw into the mix. I am wanting, however, to use one of the substances at some point. I've used all three in the past - topically and by mouth, but only towards the end of a AAS cycle - never natty. Just wondering if anyone can give me any input on which one will better suit my needs down the road given the fact that I'm not using AAS. Thanks ...
- 12-07-2009, 08:49 AM
It is definitely muscle memory at play, my guess is that you would be around maintenance calories at the moment, and it is general consensus that you can gain on a calorie deficit if it is from muscle memory.
I think the best thing for you to do now is continue what you are doing until your gains start to slow to a normal rate which would indicate the end of your muscle memory gains, and then start cutting, continue lifting to maintain muscle but drop your calories or up your cardio a little more.
12-07-2009, 04:05 PM
it can definately be from muscle memory..if your waist is getting smaller and your gaining weight dont change anything
12-07-2009, 04:42 PM
Newbie like gains due to the 3yr lay off and muscle memory for sure
after a year layoff i gained 40lbs my first month (with creatine) and people on these forums couldnt believe it so much that they accused me of taking prohormones!!!
its just muscle memory and noob gains IMO
12-07-2009, 05:26 PM
ok, so you are expecting to lose more than an inch of your waist every 3 weeks since you say you want to lose more fat?
Who cares what the scale reads, its about how clothes fit and how you look in the mirror that counts.
12-07-2009, 05:52 PM
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