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changing body composition.... how much muscle can you realistically add?
#1 Posted : Thursday, December 15, 2011 1:39:09 PM(UTC)
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I just returned from vacation and had my body composition tested with a dexa scan so I am confident in the numbers.. although not pleased but I'[ll fix that

I certainly have some fat to loose no doubt which is my primary goal but once I loose the fat I was told I have room to add more muscle mass as well

so how much can one realistically add in an offseason?

#2 Posted : Monday, December 19, 2011 9:53:10 AM(UTC)

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Hello NSSmallguy, thank you for your post. While it is quite challenging to put exact numbers to your question, here are some generalities that may be helpful to you. On the average, a male can expect to lose approximately 3-5 pounds per 1% of body fat loss. So, let's say through proper nutrition and resistance training, you start to add lean muscle; and, let's say you lose 1 pound of fat per week... You can now start to guesstimate over the next few months what may be realistic to you in terms of body fat loss/lean muscle gain.

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