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When is it a good time to start building muscle

post #1 of 11
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I started last year @325lbs and since then I have dropped down to 238lbs. I am not sure when it is a good time to stop losing weight and to start lifting to build muscle. Also should I try taking some supplements to help. Feel like I'm not as strong as I used to be
post #2 of 11

I would recommend continuing to lose weight until you are happy with the weight you are at. With that, if you are not currently lifting weights I would suggest you do that now as you lose the last of the weight you were looking to. It will also make your weight loss easier as you start to build more muscle.

post #3 of 11
If you haven't already, start Strength Training.
Pick a solid program like Starting Strength or Starting Strength and start lifting heavy.
Low rep range, high intensity.
You'll lose fat, but also get stronger whilst building up dense muscle
post #4 of 11
You should continue to lose weight until you are comfortable with the weight you have. Workouts that build muscle burn very little fat, and depending on your diet and body-type, sometimes you may even gain fat weight along with muscle.
post #5 of 11

How much do you want to weigh?  When you are happy with that, then you can begin to work on building muscle.  No matter what you decide, you are getting healthier so all is good.

post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Choco View Post

If you haven't already, start Strength Training.
Pick a solid program like Starting Strength or Starting Strength and start lifting heavy.
Low rep range, high intensity.
You'll lose fat, but also get stronger whilst building up dense muscle

I second this fwiw

post #7 of 11

Do both! I've done alot of research on building muscles and other things related to fitness along with nutrition and supplements. What I would really recommend is to head over to bodybuilding.com and read an article or two on losing weight. They will answer more than all your questions and they often include workout program ideas templates or even full programs. Tomorrow you go lift some weights. Look at some videoes of easy excersises like curls and rope variations. Give it a days rest if you're too sore to do cardio the following day. Mix and match here. I wouldn't recommend doing heavy lifting after a solid 50 minutes on the treadmill and another 30 minutes on the bicycle. So again, mix and match in days, not sessions on the same day.

 

Originally Posted by Choco View Post

If you haven't already, start Strength Training.
Pick a solid program like Starting Strength or Starting Strength and start lifting heavy.
Low rep range, high intensity.
You'll lose fat, but also get stronger whilst building up dense muscle

 

Lifting weights does not make you lose fat, ever. Cardio and diets does.

post #8 of 11
^srsly?
post #9 of 11
lol
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by bi a op View Post
 

 

Lifting weights does not make you lose fat, ever. Cardio and diets does.

 

wat?

the body doesn't know if you're burning calories by running or lifting weights. a calorie burned is a calorie burned.

the more muscle you have, the more calories it takes to maintain it (meaning you burn more , thereby losing weight)

post #11 of 11

It depends on us that when we want to start bodybuilding. After losing weight it is good to start doing bodybuilding for getting good muscles shape. Bodybuilding workout is good for strength.


Edited by FranAllison - 4/11/14 at 9:58pm
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