I had read that it is better to work out immediately after eating if you are eating carbs, since the body can't store fat and feed muscle at the same time, and some process I can't remember involving insulin cause muscle to be built faster at that time. Based on that, I did 30 minutes of weights (real heavy, going for weight not reps,) and 30 minutes of stationary bicycle 3 times a week (at a setting where I would be nearly exhausted) after a big breakfast for two months while at sea, and then staggered down to the shower and bed. (I was working nights almost the whole deployment.) Gained 10 pounds, (went from 150 to 160, assuming mostly muscle), got lots of compliments on my changed appearance.
I'm sure others here have used a lot of different methods and got better results. Hopefully, though, this is a good start for comparisons so that they can prove their points.
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