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Unread 05-17-2019, 06:48 AM
monkey666 monkey666 is offline
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Default Progressive Overload but not gaining weight = still muscle growth?

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if someone follow a hypertrophy muscle building training cycle, he is getting stronger every training but after a month or two body weight and fat caliper measurements are staying the same. (no increase or decrease in weight of fat%)

is there still muscle growth because the progressive overload every training?

With other words, is progressive overload on a hypertrophy muscle building training style always lead to muscle growth?

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Unread 05-17-2019, 07:23 AM
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I'd recommend reading the main site because Lyle answers a lot of the questions you bring up.

EDIT: Since I'm feeling helpful, here you go: https://bodyrecomposition.com/traini...g-part-2.html/

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Unread 05-17-2019, 07:24 AM
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Well muscle has weight, fat has weight. If his body comp isn't changing and neither is his weight, how would that be possible?
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Unread 05-17-2019, 12:12 PM
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Well muscle has weight, fat has weight. If his body comp isn't changing and neither is his weight, how would that be possible?
Well becease fat calipers are not that trustfully so you cant 100% trust the results...
maybe there are some minimum muscle gains and there is some minimum fattloss going on thats keep the total body-weight the same?

I mean, where else is strength is coming from?
Or do you think the strength gains are only neural?
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Unread 05-17-2019, 12:20 PM
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I'd recommend reading the main site because Lyle answers a lot of the questions you bring up.

EDIT: Since I'm feeling helpful, here you go: https://bodyrecomposition.com/traini...g-part-2.html/
this article saying:
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But if this year you’re benching 225X5 and next year you’re benching 225X5, you’re not going to be any bigger. If you’ve increased from 225X5 to 275X5 over that time span, you probably will be: Progressive tension overload is the name of the game here.
in my case: al my lifts are increased (so there is progressive tension overload) but i am not getting bigger (gaining bodyweight) or lighter (losing bodyweight)

So whats the logical answer on that?
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Unread 05-17-2019, 01:29 PM
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Skill development can mean strength gain without necessarily muscle gain.
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this article saying:


in my case: al my lifts are increased (so there is progressive tension overload) but i am not getting bigger (gaining bodyweight) or lighter (losing bodyweight)

So whats the logical answer on that?
It seems neural but I would agree with Lyle. It seems like it may be an issue with how you are measuring.

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Unread 05-17-2019, 02:38 PM
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How long have you been lifting, continuously, on a decent program?

What I am trying to get at is that you might still be in the phase of skill development + neural development which lead to strength gains without size gains (as stated already). Also, recomping. Sooooo, unless you have been at it for long enough to get beyond this beginner phase (6 months, maybe more), don't worry about it and keep at it.
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