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Gains refer to progress or improvement in physical fitness, health, wellness, or weight loss. It can be measurable changes in muscle mass, strength, endurance, body composition, or general well-being.

Types of Gains

  • Muscle Gains: Refers to an increase in muscle size or hypertrophy due to progressive resistance training.
  • Strength Gains: Refers to an increase in muscular strength due to resistance training.
  • Endurance Gains: Refers to an increase in cardiovascular and muscular endurance due to aerobic or anaerobic training.
  • Weight Loss Gains: Refers to progress in losing unwanted body weight due to healthy diet and exercise habits.


  • Progress
  • Improvement
  • Achievement


  • Lack of progress
  • Plateau
  • Regression

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