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Postby help6363 » Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:01 am


I have recently put on weight..yuk! Now I am in the proper mind set to get rid of the ugly flab. However, I am a bit confused.......

1. Do I start weight training when I have reached my ideal weight?

2. It seems to make it harder for me to lose weight when I am weight training....... is this normal? Thus, will it take longer to reach my goal weight by doing weight training?

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Postby vanessa0305 » Sat Sep 15, 2007 7:47 am

Hi there, weight training or resistance training builds lean muscle mass. Lean muscle mass weighs more than fat but takes up less space. Muscle burns 10x the calories that fat does. So the more lean muscle mass you have the more calories you burn even in rest mode. So...for weight loss it is better to do weight training and build muscle mass as it will burn more fat for you and will tone you up.

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:51 am

all i can suggest is to make small changes over time. you dont want to go at it hard @ss and fall flat on your face LOL
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