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    Hey!
    In the last week I've put on about 5 pounds. I never really put on weight more than about 1 pound and then I lose it again so this is really quite a lot for me and quite unusual- could the fact I've started running recently have caused this? I ran 3 times a week for the last 3 weeks for about 30mins doing about 5km. I know that muscle is heavier than fat but I don't feel much more muscly or anything! Has anyone else experienced anything like this?

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    Women's stuff maybe? You can gain weight around that time of the month. I wouldn't worry ~ 5lbs isn't anything lol
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    Whats your diet like ?
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    I don't have periods at the mo, I have PCO. My diet hasn't changed recently but usually I am fairly healthy with occasional slips- some chocolate, some chips but really not often at all and no increase this week.
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    You'll probably find it's a water inbalance. If you weigh yourself first thing in the morning you may be 4-5 lbs lighter than you are before you go to bed. Give it a go. It's true!
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    the fact is that running will not put on a noticeable amount of muscle at all, especially on a girl. and can people please stop saying muscle weighs more than fat!

    you have obviously had a few too many 'occasional slips', and possibly overeaten. saying that, you might just have weighed yourself at different times or not accounted for some things, which is the most likely.
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    (Original post by big_pd)
    You'll probably find it's a water inbalance. If you weigh yourself first thing in the morning you may be 4-5 lbs lighter than you are before you go to bed. Give it a go. It's true!
    What a water imbalance?

    To Bis- muscle does weigh more than fat, thats why the BMI doesn't apply to athletes etc who have a lot of muscle.
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    (Original post by Sarah:-))

    muscle does weigh more than fat, thats why the BMI doesn't apply to athletes etc who have a lot of muscle.
    muscle doesnt weigh more than fat, its denser than fat. Period.
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    (Original post by Chi3f)
    muscle doesnt weigh more than fat, its denser than fat. Period.
    Therefore the same amount of muscle will have a greater mass than the same amount of fat! Gaining muscle with or without losing fat will increase someones weight.
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    (Original post by Sarah:-))
    What a water imbalance?
    It's exactly as it sounds. Your body will hold a certain amount of water and likes to keep this as constant as possible. This is done easily by drinking the right amount of water and having a good daily routine with ref. to what times you eat and sleep etc. You always weigh less inb the morning cos you have not consumed any liquids for 8 hours approx. If you think 1 litre of water weighs 1 kilo (2 lbs) it's not difficult for your weight to vary. Try and weigh yourself once a week and do it in the morning.
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    If theres been no change in diet then something funky is going on with water/glycogen. I wouldn't worry about it, weigh yourself again some time soon and see if theres any change.
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    (Original post by Sarah:-))
    Therefore the same amount of muscle will have a greater mass than the same amount of fat! Gaining muscle with or without losing fat will increase someones weight.
    NOO.. why do people keep insisting on this?

    what do you mean by "the same amount"? the same amount in terms of mass, volume, ! see the point. heavier is simply the wrong word. And its not relevant here.

    weigh yourself at different times in the day, your weight fluctuates quite a bit over the day and over a few days.
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    (Original post by Sarah:-))
    What a water imbalance?

    To Bis- muscle does weigh more than fat, thats why the BMI doesn't apply to athletes etc who have a lot of muscle.
    please don't even bother posting.
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    One pound of muscle weighs the same as one pound of fat.
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    Whats heavier, a tonne of bricks or a tonne of feathers?
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    (Original post by imasillynarb)
    Whats heavier, a tonne of bricks or a tonne of feathers?
    the bricks.
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    no, they weigh the same! :rolleyes: they both weigh a tonne. It's just that it will take more feathers to make up the tonne... and the same applies to fat/muscle.
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    (Original post by naelse)
    no, they weigh the same! :rolleyes: they both weigh a tonne. It's just that it will take more feathers to make up the tonne... and the same applies to fat/muscle.
    really?!?! :eek: :eek:
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    the same amount being a volume

    And to Bis- I can post if I want, you don't have to read what I post

    Anyway basically I was asking if any one else had suddenly started to do a lot more exercise than before and then found they put on weight, obviously no-one has, sorry I spoke! there are a hell of a lot of people on this forum are quick to judge and quick to take the piss out of people. If you haven't got anything constructive to say, don't say it.
 
 
 
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