Can I still get faster and gain significant muscle endurance without losing weight?

+2 votes
asked Jul 12, 2017 by gavin001 Convert (200 points)
I'm currently deployed and have virtually no control over my diet, so it's been very difficult losing weight. I'm trying to prepare for bud/s and the PST, so my goals are largely related to running the 1.5 mile, doing push ups, sit ups etc.. I'm 5 ft 9, weigh 190 and my body fat is probably between 15 and 17%. The plan I'm doing is the general 3 month foundation.

My stomach seems to have gotten a bit smaller, but my weight has increased by a few pounds and I'm reluctant to attribute it to muscle because my workout plan is generally more related to muscle endurance.

1 Answer

+1 vote
answered Jul 18, 2017 by maximus (4,970 points)
On the General Three Month Foundation it is completely likely you have gained some muscle.

In order to track body composition though you would need a test.

commented Jul 30, 2017 by gavin001 Convert (200 points)
What is a reliable test? I've tried doing the caliper before but it seems like you've really gotta know what you're doing; if i changed where i did the reading by a few millimeters my readings seemed to shift pretty drastically. Plus, I'm highly skeptical of the way the navy does it (neck circumference + waist + chest) because i can do neck workouts and naturally have a wide chest which throws it off.
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