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I only gain weight in my upper body and my legs are skinny i want to gain weight all over what can I do ? All my weight goes to stomach and back help

I only gain weight in my upper body and my legs are skinny i want to gain weight all over what can I do ? All my weight goes to stomach and back help

Exercise.: The distribution of fat is genetic - there is no exercise to put or remove fat selectively- but the distribution of muscle is under your control. Exercise the areas of our body that you want to fill out and it will fill out with muscle. There is no magic cure. It takes months. ...Read more

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How can I gain upper body weight?

How can I gain upper body weight?

Weight Training: The best way to gain upper body weight as in muscle mass is in weight training the upper body. Working the Biceps, triceps, deltoids, pectoralis muscles. There is no diet that would help since the calories that you consume would naturally go to your fat stores. ...Read more

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Why can't i gain weight in my body anymore? Especially my upper body including my waist. I only gain weight in my face. Solutions ?

Why can't i gain weight in my body anymore? Especially my upper body including my waist. I only gain weight in my face. Solutions ?

Weight gain: Is it just "weight" (including fat) that you're wanting to gain in your upper body, or are you looking more for muscle? Gaining muscle requires a healthy food plan along with weight training to increase your muscles' size. You will also need extra protein. See your doctor to make sure this won't be a risk to you, and so you stay healthy. A trainer can help with workout guidance & diet too. ...Read more

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58 year old female gets plenty of exercise and eats a clean, correct diet but is gaining so much upper body weight. Why?

58 year old female gets plenty of exercise and eats a clean, correct diet but is gaining so much upper body weight. Why?

Need fewer calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she does not eat or drink back more calories after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. Doctor can check to be sure weight gain is not water, tumor, etc... ...Read more

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I have a high metabolism and difficulty in gaining weight in the upper body area. All the fat gets concentrated on my lower body and thighs. What diet and exercise is required to change this?

I have a high metabolism and difficulty in gaining weight in the upper body area. All the fat gets concentrated on my lower body and thighs. What diet and exercise is required to change this?

Weight training: You can build muscle mass in that area of the body by engaging in a systematic program of increased weigh training for the upper body. Best to start with a trainer. Avoid protein shakes, but eat healthy proteins, from nuts and beans, after each work-out. ...Read more

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I am over 50 and have been steadily gaining weight. I stopped going to the gym a few months ago because even after a light work out my muscles would take days to recover and immediately following upper body workout my hands would shake uncontrollably and

I am over 50 and have been steadily gaining weight.  I stopped going to the gym a few months ago because even after a light work out my muscles would take days to recover and immediately following upper body workout my hands would shake uncontrollably and

Get checked!: Such a marked decreasing exercise tolerance is not normal. Hard to say what's going on. See your doc for a thorough history and physical examination with appropriate testing. Get checked please! The sooner you find any problem the easier it is to treat! ...Read more

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What is the top workout program to gain upper body strength?

What is the top workout program to gain upper body strength?

One Size: Won't "fit all" people. That said, the "best" program is the (1) safest one for an individual (relating to one's medical condition), the one (2) most likely to engage consistency, & the one (3) that targets all aspects of fitness (aerobics, endurance, strength). So, (1) discussion with an md; (2) reflection on one's favorite; (3) search within healthtap's existing answers for program ideas. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can lose weight on upper body?

Can you tell me how i can lose weight on upper body?

Spot fat loss does : not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be upper body fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. ...Read more