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By Beginner Bodybuilding Guide
If you are reading this because you want to find a secret method of gaining 30 pounds of muscle a year then you should know that it is very difficult unless you have some amazing genetics on your side.
Gaining weight and gaining muscle are not on the same page at all and often any gained weight is in the form of fat and/or water. It is only by accurately measuring your body-fat content that you can tell if the extra weight that you have gained is muscle that will be there longer than a week.
You can easily test this yourself if you are currently lifting weights to gain muscle by using a simple muscle calculator. The parameters that the muscle calculator needs to work are your age, your height and how many meals you eat every day. It also requires you to enter how many years you have been training and how long you train for, how many times a week you do this training.
You can easily compare yourself to the average by entering these details and you will see for yourself that gaining muscle takes time. It is more than just time because muscle is created from progressive resistance and it is the slow progression of lifting a slightly heavier weight than you did last time.
If you are prepared to train hard for 5 to 7 hours a week and you are eating correctly there is a very good chance that you will be able to add 10 to 12 pounds of good quality muscle to your frame in 12 months. If muscle was easy to gain everyone would be walking around with big muscles.
It is interesting to note that there is a maximum amount of muscle prediction calculator that has a collection of all past competitive bodybuilders measurements and by measuring your wrist and the thickness of your ankle they are quite accurately able to predict the maximum amount of muscle your frame would be able to hold.
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