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    Shouldn't recomp be inevitable?

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    Let's say I am very thin and I eat 2000 calories day in and day out. I keep gaining weight for a while. But at some point, I am not going to gain weight. My weight will stay the same if I keep eating the same 2000-calorie diet (because I may need 2400 or whatever to gain weight at my new weight).

    But since I am eating the same 2000 calories, I won't gain weight. My bodyweight stays the same, and let's also assume that working out is something I do regularly. So we have two things: bodyweight stays the same plus there is working out. Shouldn't the two lead to muscle gain and fat loss at some point?

    So isn't recomp inevitable since at some point we eat the same no. of calories, so bodyweight will not change. Add to that regular exercise, and shouldn't recomp happen?

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    Depends entirely on what you define as "exercise" and what your "calories" are composed of.

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    For normal people, you may be right. Unfortunately for you though, you have bad genetics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightly Orange View Post
    For normal people, you may be right. Unfortunately for you though, you have bad genetics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightly Orange View Post
    For normal people, you may be right. Unfortunately for you though, you have bad genetics.
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    There's nothing wrong with your logic.

    I think it would work - very slowly

    for a natually skinny guy - probably a few pounds a YEAR of recomp

    to gain muscle faster you need a bigger stimulus which include inevitable fat gain

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