Does anybody know if weight training actually might cause a gain? or a slower weight loss due to muscle mass? Have just started weight and core training
Well, apparently it's a myth that muscle weighs more than fat. But apparently doing a work out can cause micro tears in muscle, and as the muscle repairs itself a lot of fluid goes to that area, so you could 'gain' from the extra fluid.
14st 0lbs Lose 7lbs 1st silver seven done
5% loss done
13st 7lbs lose 14lbs 2nd silver seven
13st 0lbs lose 21lbs 3rd silver seven
12st 13lbs into the 12s
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Target: 13st 0lbs 'naked weight' or around 13st 4lbs clothed WW weight
5 weeks and 5.5lbs to go
They say in the long run, it shouldn't. Personally I've found if I exercise the day before weigh in I hold onto some fluid. Don't let what the scales say stop you from exercising though. It has so many more health benefits as well as helping your weight and dropping inches!
March 2013 - 40 weeks pregnant 14st 7lbs
May - WW start weight 12st 5lbs
August - Baby weight gone! 10st 12lbs
October - Back up to 11st 5lbs! SW start weight.
And just in case you wondered, you can't build muscle in a calorie deficit. I see so many people gain some weight and people will reply saying "don't worry you will just be gaining muscle due to exercise". Body builders only wish it was that easy to gain a few lb in muscle every week. Muscles retaining water can skew the scales a little, but if you are eating at a calorie defecit you won't be building muscle or end up "bulky".
Start Weight - 15st 9.6lbs
05/08/2013 - 15st 2.4lbs
12/08/2013 - 15st 1.4lbs
19/08/2013 - 15st 0.2lbs