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    Default Gaining fat but losing muscle

    Hi..Iíve been training for about 2-3 years now and everything has been going ok, i recently got off a cut and in a bulk but i injured my left pec and I am in now doing light exercises for it

    But the thing is i have a weight scale that tells me my muscle mass and it seems to have dropped from a 35.4 to a 33.3..i understand that my chest is recovering but my squats, deadlifts and other exercises are increasing in weight and reps...I do not understand why Iím not gaining muscle but instead Iím gaining fat

    Deadlift: 405x5
    Squat: 325x5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aragon77 View Post
    Hi..I’ve been training for about 2-3 years now and everything has been going ok, i recently got off a cut and in a bulk but i injured my left pec and I am in now doing light exercises for it

    But the thing is i have a weight scale that tells me my muscle mass and it seems to have dropped from a 35.4 to a 33.3..i understand that my chest is recovering but my squats, deadlifts and other exercises are increasing in weight and reps...I do not understand why I’m not gaining muscle but instead I’m gaining fat

    Deadlift: 405x5
    Squat: 325x5
    I suggest you check your diet is providing you with a calories surplus and enough to allow the body to build muscle. Take no notice of the scales that show body fat etc, they dont work properly. Use a tape measure and measure all body parts
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    I absolutely agree with Doug here. The scales that claim to measure muscle mass / bodyfat are pretty inaccurate. Hydration levels can have a huge impact on how those scales read as well.
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