Can you gain muscle without gaining weight?
Yes but only in very certain circumstances. It requires losing larger amounts of fat at the same time as muscle is more dense than fat.
The first time I did the ketogenic diet I had not been training for a couple months, lost muscle and gained fat. This is the type of situation where it is possible. The result was over 8 weeks I maintained my weight almost exactly, lost 3% body fat and gained a couple kg of muscle.
If you are obese, untrained and have very little muscle and you do some hard training with a high protein diet and cut out all the crap you are normally eating you will likely lose a lot of fat and gain a lot of muscle for several weeks.
On the other hand if you are normal to lean, somewhat muscular and train regularly you will find it very difficult to gain muscle without gaining some fat.
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