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MULEDOGGIE SparkPoints: (42,985)
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11/17/11 7:44 P

Cardio doesn't have to burn lean body mass. It can, but doesn't have to.

If you are doing intense strength training a couple of hours 3 days per week, surely you would see lean body mass increase within weeks. Good question, though.

Jeff

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,108
11/16/11 3:21 P

For women, it takes months and months of intense strength training.

Plain old exercise (aka cardio) does not build muscle... in fact, it burns muscle along with the fat. That's why strength training is more important than cardio - to retain muscle AND bone mass.

CSGOODMAN SparkPoints: (3,255)
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11/15/11 1:13 P

How soon does increased wight due to muscle mass from exercise show up on the scale? Just curious.

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