What is a normal amount of weight gain to expect in strength training?
February 27, 2009 12:23 PM Subscribe
[ExcerciseFilter] What's a good target for weight gain in strength training? Not to say body building, but general fitness-level training. I can't seem to find a clear resource for equating weight training to muscle mass.
posted by cavalier to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
After many years of a sedentary life, I took on strength training 8 months ago. It's been a blast, and I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner. It looks like I've been gaining around 1lb/5 weeks or 15 sessions. Does this seem appropriate? I did not have any significant weight to lose when I started and my fat % measurements appear to be holding steady (16% avg).
I guess I became concerned because I hadn't been paying attention to my scale for a long while and now I've noticed I'm about 4-5 pounds bigger than I was pre-strength. I'd like to attribute this to the excercise if I can, otherwise the only other angle I see is too much protein.
Did I just tell the internet I had weight issues?