How can you lose WEIGHT if you lift WEIGHTS?????

February 21, 2007 4:13pm CST
I weigh 150 I need to lose only 8 pounds. I do aerobic activity and this helps but someone suggested that I also lift light weights. I used to do this 10 years ago but stopped because I gained 10 pounds of muscle. (I was lifting very heavy weights back then though) I know that muscle helps to burn fat but I want to be able to fit into my pre pregnancy clothes again, so I want to LOSE weight on the scale. What do you think?
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
21 Feb 07
I think if you keep working out, either with or without the weights, concentrate more on the inches you're losing instead of the pounds. Instead of hopping on the scale first, take a tape measure and measure your waist and's amazing to watch the numbers lower as you continue your routine. Good luck.
• Canada
21 Feb 07
well youre right. I did lose 1 inch around my waist and hips, but I just wish I could still weigh less too. thanks.
• Canada
5 Apr 07
If your focus is losing weight, then cardio exercise & diet is what you should focus on. Now, weight training will help burn some fat calories (lean muscle will burn more calories at rest), but it is NOT the primary source of weight loss. Use it to compliment a good cardio and diet plan. Stick with high reps 15-20 per set. Anyhow, check this site out There's information there that might be useful as my friend who lost a lot of weight used some of these sources. Good Luck and keep me posted or if you have questions. I used to be in the fitness industry (I still use my knowledge though).
@lameran (1148)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 07
look from your post you are women, sorry if I'm wrong, if wright you're women, than like this maybe, you should not lifting very heavy weight, your muscle will be like a arnold s (actor from US), for a woman usually weight lifting just light weight, only for shape your body until your desire or porpotional shape, don't try to hard, you should hard on your aerobic, it burn fat more than weight lifting, and don't forget, daily meal, the easy theory may be like this intake carbo
• Canada
5 Apr 07
NO! If she lifts weights, she will not look like a body builder. This is a HUGE misunderstanding. Unless she trains & eats like a bodybuilder, she will not look like one.
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