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A 19-year-old male asked:

How much does regular intense physical activity contribute to weight gain? i practice with weights 3-4 times/week and wish to gain weight.

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
To healthy gain: Exercise by itself burns calories. If one's calorie intake stayed the same as when sedentary, one might well lose weight. But with a healthy diet, exercise, especially with weights, converts the food into healthy weight--muscle mass, not fat. It's the best way to go!
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