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Griffin is certainly correct, but 5 lbs of muscle weight in a week seems intense. Did you eat a meatloaf and pound 1 gallon of water before you weighed in?
Your body weight can fluctuate +/- 3% depending on a variety of factors such as:
- Muscle swelling (with water/inflammation) from a really vigorous workout
- Hydration status
- How much food is in your gastrointestinal tract
I can gain 8 pounds in a couple of hours with a good workout followed by hydration and a big meal.
That's why you should weigh yourself every morning before you eat or drink anything to get the least fluctuation (there will still be some).
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@fishlessman, sometimes if you are not eating enough calories your body hates you and either doesn't loose any weight or gains slightly, though I agree with everyone else that 5 pounds in a week is a bit much. With my kettlebell workouts that I have been doing lately I noticed that I gained two pounds in a week. Though my body felt thinner I weighed more.
The Cen-Tex Smoker said:
It's water. Very common when you start lifting. Your muscles need to water as part of the process to repair themselves. It will all balance out in a week or 2. Happens to me every time for a few weeks.