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When is it a good time to start building muscle

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by mrmyke, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. mrmyke

    mrmyke New Member

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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
     


  2. joelscott7

    joelscott7 Senior member

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    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.
     


  3. Choco

    Choco Active Member

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    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
     


  4. tonymarvick

    tonymarvick Member

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    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.
     
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    AllieS Member

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    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.
     


  6. whipstitch

    whipstitch Well-Known Member

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    I second this fwiw
     


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    bi a op New Member

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    Lifting weights does not make you lose fat, ever. Cardio and diets does.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2014


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    Roscius Senior member

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  9. whipstitch

    whipstitch Well-Known Member

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  10. red81

    red81 Senior member

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    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)
     


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