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    which is harder, losing fat or gaining muscle?

    i've personally done both, and i think that gaining muscle is harder.

    to gain muscle, you need to be consistent in hitting the gym, getting in enough of the right nutrients, and properly timing your meals throughout the day.

    although much of the above also applies to someone who wants to lose fat, fat loss is also attainable simply by reducing calories and increasing exercise.

    what does everyone else think?
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    Both. I find nutrient the hardest part.
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    For me gaining muscle is easy...I just eat more and bulk up like no one's business...however, losing my last layer of fat is the biggest pain in the ass i've ever encountered.
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    Originally Posted by lucasrd View Post
    For me gaining muscle is easy...I just eat more and bulk up like no one's business...however, losing my last layer of fat is the biggest pain in the ass i've ever encountered.
    I agree...

    I fit more into an endo-meso type (if talkin' types) so I pack on muscle quick, but also fat easily as well.

    Pain in the ass = true.
    Bulked to 220 / 21.3% BF

    Cutting:
    (bodyfat & LBM estimate from self-caliper)
    06-12: 220lbs.
    07-16: 213lbs.
    08-05: 209lbs.
    08-20: 206lbs.
    09-10: 202lbs.
    09-19: 200lbs.

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    inguinal hernia: repaired!!!
    ***fcuk this hurts tho! In recovery for about a month**
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    Losing fat is easy as long as you don't care about muscle...
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    I gain muscle and fat really fast

    I loose them both really fast as well

    My weight has fluctuated incredibly over the last 1.5 years, i have lost 50 lbs, gained 50 lbs and lost 25 lbs.

    It kinda sucks...
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    A lot comes down to body type, but for me personally it's easier to lose fat than to gain muscle.
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    For me, gaining muscle.
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    Losing fat is waaaaaaay easier as long as you have control over your diet. You can lose fat without working out.

    But gaining muscle isn't hard either. You can do 30 minutes of lifting twice a week to gain muscle, as long as you eat alot...but you'll gain fat too....

    The harder things are to gain muscle without gaining fat or lose fat without losing muscle.
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    It all depends on the person and their metabolism. For someone who is skinny their whole life and has a ultra-high metabolism, gaining muscle will be hard because they have to eat so much.

    On the flip side, someone with a low metabolism will have an easier time building muscle but a harder time cutting because their metabolism is so low that they will have to eat a lot less AND exercise to burn fat.
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    Losing fat while maintaining muscle and gaining strength.
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    Originally Posted by xucardsfan08 View Post
    It all depends on the person and their metabolism. For someone who is skinny their whole life and has a ultra-high metabolism, gaining muscle will be hard because they have to eat so much.

    On the flip side, someone with a low metabolism will have an easier time building muscle but a harder time cutting because their metabolism is so low that they will have to eat a lot less AND exercise to burn fat.
    No, gaining muscle won't be hard for the ectomorph that you mentioned in your first paragraph...gaining weight in general will be hard.

    For your second example, building muscle will not be easier for the endomorph...gaining weight in general will be easier, but they will still have to work just as hard to make that weight gain muscular instead of fat.
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