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    Smile Gaining strength but not size

    Hello,
    I am working out 5x a week and not been able to gain size.
    I have been working out and gaining strength, lifting heavier than before but not seeing physical difference.
    Any reason why ??
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    Strength can come from CNS adaption and not muscle gain especially in the early stages of training especially if you're also trying to lose fat at the same time
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    That's pretty standard in the early days of lifting. Like Tommy said, it's more from adaptations than it is from actual muscle growth--that part will take a lot longer to come, just be consistent
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    Getting stronger won't necessarly equal muscle gain.
    The protocol you do would have an effect as well as proper diet and rest/recovery.
    Usually hypertrophy requires an intense stimulus to the working area to inhibit muscle growth.
    Strength training low reps,longer rest really hits the nervous system more but can cause some hypertrophy it's just not the most efficient way.
    Post your training protocol and diet for some more answers to your question.
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    Originally Posted by ksha98 View Post
    Hello,
    I am working out 5x a week and not been able to gain size.
    I have been working out and gaining strength, lifting heavier than before but not seeing physical difference.
    Any reason why ??

    That's pretty vague. Care to add context?
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    How long have you been working out 5 days a week?

    What is your workout?

    How much are you now benching, squating, dead lifting?

    How much weight have you gained since you started lifting?

    How much protein are you getting daily?
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