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Thread: Which is easier: Gaining Muscle or Losing fat?

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    Exclamation Which is easier: Gaining Muscle or Losing fat?

    which is easier for those who have CF?

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    Losing fat would be, except many of us don't have enough fat to lose.
    Thirtysomething Dad of three (IVFw/ICSI), Mormon, Engineer in Utah.
    I was dx at 1 yr (failure to thrive), D▲F508, FEV1~94%, PA and MSSA, PI.
    2 brothers w/CF, 3 siblings w/out. My wife and parents are saints.

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    Building muscle isn't any more difficult in comparison to a normal person? i feel since i have cf its a lot harder for me to gain muscle than someone else who's normal without cf.

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    You are probably right. Any body mass gain is difficult for me. It has taken me a decade to get to a reasonable adult weight (and a lot of that isn't muscle). I have a friend w/out CF or other obvious health issues; at 6'1" and 145lbs he complains that lifting weights and eating tons doesn't lead to weight gain. Some people's body types just don't respond to the weight training by bulking up. But I'm sure CF isn't a help in this regard either.

    But just because you don't gain bulk doesn't mean weight training isn't helping in other way. For starters the muscle you do have will become stronger and more efficient. Secondly, if you like it do it for the enjoyment. There can be some satisfaction from completing a good weight session. The one season I focused on weight training I didn't see much body mass gain, but I did become more body confident because I knew what I could do with what I had.
    Thirtysomething Dad of three (IVFw/ICSI), Mormon, Engineer in Utah.
    I was dx at 1 yr (failure to thrive), D▲F508, FEV1~94%, PA and MSSA, PI.
    2 brothers w/CF, 3 siblings w/out. My wife and parents are saints.

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    It depends on your diet plan. If you are consuming less calories and doing exercise for a good amount of time, it becomes easy to lose weight. If you have a high calorie diet routine with additional protein and concentrate your exercise on weight lifting and testing the endurance of muscles then it is possible to gain muscles easily. And one more thing to be considered while losing fat and gaining muscles is the metabolic rate which is different for everyone.

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