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    Tummy gaining muscle or fat?

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    So, I recently had a bodyscan which revealed that I have 15.6% bodyfat - I was told that I needed to increase my calorie intake to focus on building muscle, I have been doing this for about a week now (protein smoothies, fruits, veggies, white meat and the occasional few chips) but feel like I am getting more fat rather than muscle ? I do 2 F45 classes basically everyday and I just really cannot tell, I notice some gains in my biceps and arms but the stomach is what I am struggling with. I just want to tone up and see those abs while building some quality muscle mass.

    I seemed leaner before and now am just noticing some "chunkiness" and am worried that I'm doing something wrong

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    isn't that F45 thing mostly cardio? why would you do two intense cardio sessions daily when your goal is to build muscle? you should get on a lifting program for that goal. as for the toning up part, the "toned" guys you see on instagram have a lot more muscle than you think. first you build muscle, then you cut and reveal the muscle definition underneath (= "tone up")
    munchies on a cut is the true test of discipline crew
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    Originally Posted by faithbrah View Post
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    isn't that F45 thing mostly cardio? why would you do two intense cardio sessions daily when your goal is to build muscle? you should get on a lifting program for that goal. as for the toning up part, the "toned" guys you see on instagram have a lot more muscle than you think. first you build muscle, then you cut and reveal the muscle definition underneath (= "tone up")
    Nah 3 days Cardio 4 days resistance and strength
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    Originally Posted by leonsz97 View Post
    Hi!

    So, I recently had a bodyscan which revealed that I have 15.6% bodyfat - I was told that I needed to increase my calorie intake to focus on building muscle, I have been doing this for about a week now (protein smoothies, fruits, veggies, white meat and the occasional few chips) but feel like I am getting more fat rather than muscle ? I do 2 F45 classes basically everyday and I just really cannot tell, I notice some gains in my biceps and arms but the stomach is what I am struggling with. I just want to tone up and see those abs while building some quality muscle mass.

    I seemed leaner before and now am just noticing some "chunkiness" and am worried that I'm doing something wrong

    pictures for reference:
    imgur.com/a/b50TTXA

    Thanks for the help!!
    I can't see the picture. Use your body space instead.
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    Originally Posted by Tommy W. View Post
    Unless you're female you are not allowed to use the word "TUMMY" on the forum (it's the rulz)
    But what if I'm rumbly in my tumbly?
    The power of carbs compels me!
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    You are this concerned after being in a surplus for just one week?
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    Originally Posted by Tommy W. View Post
    Unless you're female you are not allowed to use the word "TUMMY" on the forum (it's the rulz)
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    Originally Posted by AdamWW View Post
    But what if I'm rumbly in my tumbly?
    Then put some jelly in yer belly
    If you don't get what you want you didn't want it bad enough
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    LOL - 1 week? Seriously?

    I dont think you understand how long it takes to build muscle. Come back in 6-12 months and let us know how you've progressed.
    All it takes is consistency, effort, proper nutrition, good programming, and TIME.
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    1 week = only change might be some bloating from eating more. It's not actual body fat OP, don't stress about it otherwise you will end up derailing your progress.
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