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    gained fat or muscle ? (picture attached)

    started a lean bulk 2 month ago, about 500 calories over maintenance,
    height:174 cm , 2 month, 64.5kg>>>66.5kg (4.4 pounds more)

    by looking at the images, I am really not sure how much muscle was gained, I wonder if I ate the same surplus without working out if the results would have been the same

    I know its been only 2 month, but trying to figure out if I am on the right track, by looking at the images what do you think?
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    the important question is, did your lifts go up?
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    Hard to tell but looks like some of both. You should lower your surplus. 500 a day is unnecessary and will add too much fat in most cases. You can only put on so much muscle regardless of extra calories. Keep measurements of your waist measured at the navel. This measurement going up too much means excessive fat gain.
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    Well your delts are more defined. You’re 5’8 and 145lbs so you’re still on the lower end of weight. What is the total amount of calories you are consuming at 500 Cals over maintenance?
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    Originally Posted by Tommy W. View Post
    Hard to tell but looks like some of both. You should lower your surplus. 500 a day is unnecessary and will add too much fat in most cases. You can only put on so much muscle regardless of extra calories. Keep measurements of your waist measured at the navel. This measurement going up too much means excessive fat gain.
    doesn't the amount of weight I gain is the important indicator? I read in many places that on lean bulk you should gain about 0.5-1 pounds per week, in my case the average for each week was about 0.6 pounds.
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    Originally Posted by snailsrus View Post
    Well your delts are more defined. You’re 5’8 and 145lbs so you’re still on the lower end of weight. What is the total amount of calories you are consuming at 500 Cals over maintenance?
    depends on the amount of walking I did at a current day, but I would say about 2500 calories daily
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    Originally Posted by userB2GU7EDRT3G View Post
    doesn't the amount of weight I gain is the important indicator? I read in many places that on lean bulk you should gain about 0.5-1 pounds per week, in my case the average for each week was about 0.6 pounds.
    if your training and diet are sub par then any weight gain could be just fat
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    Originally Posted by faithbrah View Post
    the important question is, did your lifts go up?
    they did but I am not sure if enough,
    for example, pull ups started without weight, in about 2.5 month I am doing first set with 12 pounds about 8 reps (last rep is very hard almost to failure).
    my general feel is that the lifts for pull ups will increase about 2-3 pounds per month...will this be good enough?

    as for isolation exercises such as bicep curls seems to me like the gains are very very slow, when just started 2.5 month a go I did 22 pounds per hand now its 27...but I guss the progress for isolation is slower?

    I read in many places that beginners can and should up their lifts every workout or every week, for me its sound pretty crazy, unless by a beginner they mean for a person who cant do a single push or pull up, for me it wasnt the case when I started and yet I am considered a beginner basically
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