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    dissapointed

    Always been roughly between 11 to 11 1/2 stone, last year while i was training was awy from it for about 2- 3 months because of work but from sart of january started up again with a goal to get as big as i could (hopefully) I am spending quite a bit of time in the gym (2-3 hours depending on workout).

    Problem is I weighed my self on day 1 andwas bang on 12 stone, which was the starting goal i wanted last year, I thought once I started gaining weight i would continue but since i've started training again I have gone to just under the 12stone and not gaining. I am eating steaks chicken beak potatoes pasta ect so all good stuff i hope but just dissapointed that im not gaining weight.

    Is this because im shedding body fat before i gain properly?

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    Eat more.

    At the basic level it's a simple equation. If you don't have enough food going in, you'll burn it all doing exercise, and you won't have any left to fuel weight gains.

    Also, it's less than 2 weeks into January... you do need to give things a little time! Remember your weight can vary by a couple of pounds from one day to the next (or at different times of day) due to things such as hydration levels, so don't take one measurement where you are "just under" too seriously.

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    What's your calorie intake? What are your macros? What's your height?

    And 2-3 hours in the gym? Depending on what you're doing, you could be burning off fat and muscle. Really depends on what you're taking in.
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    Hi!

    Nice to know that it is not just me!

    This is all a bit complex, but too sum it up, you will as you say, shed a bit of fat in the start.

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    Especially if you are familiar with working out from earlier..
    Your body sheds the "excess" fat that is stored up in the body- because you are giving it more than enough by eating(ALOT and properly!), including that your body consumes more calories after you got your lazy ass back to the gym..!

    So as tjwood is saying, eat more(!) and give it some time
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    as im still amateur to all this, Im still unsure of some things ie how to know calorie intake, macros ect (I know how to do my height lol)
    HOw do you work them out?
    As not on a big budget iroughly have £30 to spend on food for myself besides what she spend on family shop like today had spare cash and bought steaks chicken , brown rice n stuff, but how do you work out macros n calorie intake.

    proberbly simple but never done it

    thx again everyone

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    It's not too technical but you need your weight, age, and height to get started. Here's a quick calculator i put together for BMR: [url]http://digitaldeviation.com/calc/[/url]

    After the BMI, you'll see the Mifflin-St Jeor calculation. That will give you your BMR (basal metabolic rate) and the amount of calories you need to consume based on your activity level.

    Macros are a bit more technical and personal. What works awesome for one, sucks for another. It also depends on whether you want to bulk or cut or just maintain. I'm working on making one for that.
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    thx deviation, keep us posted on that one will work out the other now

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    thx deviation, keep us posted on that one will work out the other now:
    here we go
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    [url]http://digitaldeviation.com/calc/[/url] IM overweight slightly but if im trying to bulk and muscle does grow wouldnt i always be overweight.
    and as deviation says might be to many hours in gym lol (but i'm determined) So can any body recomend a good bulk up work out as advanced as possible 4 days max as with my job mightnt make any more time in gym but since started this job after xmas i have been lucky to put so much time in

    p.s how do i work out calorie intake. thx

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    That link didn't work (and won't; another missing feature). Ignore BMI. It has no relevance in weight lifting.

    You should see a table below BMI that lists calories for a given activity level. Depending on your day job/life and the gym time you spend, you will choose an activity level (sendentary, lightly, moderately, very, extremely). Hint: most people aren't in the extremely category.
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    hereswhat i got

    guess I would be moderately active as i'm a boatmen (tie ships up at ports) Its a lot of heavy shoulder and arm work
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