Want to continue to gain weight in muscle, but have a belly now....HELP?!

terryhillman

New Member
Hey Guys,

My current goal is to get to about 150 lbs. in muscle. I recently went from 130 lbs. to 141 lbs. I've noticed that as I've gained weight, I've gained a belly, which is probably to be expected, but I want my midsection flat and ripped. For workouts I've been doing 15 lb dumbell lift per arm and 30 lb kettlebell pull ups. For a flat, ripped midsection, what kind of workouts should I do for a six pack? And should I do more cardio? Will my cardio affect my weight gain progress?

I'm eating about 4 meals a day. 1. Whole grain pancake when I wake up in the morning. 2. Either chicken or fish ;sometimes steak with white rice or whole grain pasta 3. Pretty much the same as meal number two. I also get fruits and veggies in daily. 4. Sardine or tuna salad. 5. Oatmeal before bedtime. Does anything I'm eating cause belly fat? Please help. Thanks.
 
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Work4Change

Full Member
Hey Guys,

My current goal is to get to about 150 lbs. in muscle. I recently went from 130 lbs. to 141 lbs. I've noticed that as I've gained weight, I've gained a belly, which is probably to be expected, but I want my midsection flat and ripped. For workouts I've been doing 15 lb dumbell lift per arm and 30 lb kettlebell pull ups. For a flat, ripped midsection, what kind of workouts should I do for a six pack? And should I do more cardio? Will my cardio affect my weight gain progress?

I'm eating about 4 meals a day. 1. Whole grain pancake when I wake up in the morning. 2. Either chicken or fish ;sometimes steak with white rice or whole grain pasta 3. Pretty much the same as meal number two. I also get fruits and veggies in daily. 4. Sardine or tuna salad. 5. Oatmeal before bedtime. Does anything I'm eating cause belly fat? Please help. Thanks.

Hi Terry, are you a man? If you're gaining weight for muscle gain you need to find your maintenance calories and increase that by 100 calories then start pumping those weights. How many calories are you having and is that all the weights you have been doing? Well done for lifting, I love lifting weights but you really have to hammer those weights for muscle gain and looks like your work outs are too few for muscle gain.

You can't do weights for abs, unfortunately abs only really show when you have low body fat. Most people with abs don't have them all year round for the simple fact you have to cut to get them. You need to work on bulk and cutting. Cardio is amazing for fitness but its not going to help you build muscle. Honestly you sound a little lost and you would probably do well to speak to a PT that specialises in muscle gain.
 




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