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Old 10-24-2005, 03:10 PM   #1
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What does this mean

I am asking this for a friend because she stumped me on this one. My friend weighed 130 pounds, over the course of 2-3 months she gained about 5 pounds, but her clothes still fit the same. Does this mean she gained only muscle?

 
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Old 10-24-2005, 03:30 PM   #2
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Re: What does this mean

The five pounds she gained is nothing, 5 pounds will hardly even show on your body, most of that is water retension.

 
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Old 10-24-2005, 03:32 PM   #3
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Well, it is a lot when you are a lower weight range. If you were 180 and then were 185 no biggy, but I know from personal experience going from a consistant 125 in the past and going to 130 and having none of my pants button, which is why I found this very strange for my friend that her clothes fit the same.

 
Old 10-24-2005, 03:52 PM   #4
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If she has any dietary variation, 5 pounds of water isnt unheard of, especially if she's had anything high in sodium lately. If she's not doing anything new as far as exercise, it's very unlikely it's muscle. 5 pounds on a lean frame won't cause a hugely significant clothing-fit difference either, so some of it could be muscle or fat too.
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:55 PM   #5
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Well, she said she hasn't changed anything with her workout except she has ben able to increase some of the weights she normally lifts. I guess I was just comparing her to myself, since I know when I gain 5 pounds I can always tell in my clothes.

 
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