Hi there, I have some questions about muscle mass...
Four years ago I started to go to the gym, and my initial weight was 152lbs, with a BMI of 24.9 and 34% muscle mass.
Then I fell off the wagon and stopped going to the gym. Felt bad over myself and overate as well.
In august I fell and broke my right elbow and damaged my left knee. Got flexion contracture and had to do some physiotherapy. When physiotherapy ended, I was advised to keep on revalidating by training the muscles progressively at the gym.
So I checked in the gym again. I had gained weight, my BMI had climbed to 28.3 and my muscle mass was down to 24%. I can relate to that, I was not exercising...
Today I got my 6 week evaluation. I lost 3 pounds through the holidays and my BMI is down to 27.7 way to go !
But was concerns me is that my muscle mass is still going down. I am doing cardio, a circuit combining cardio and strength training, and core workouts. I would at least expect that it stays even...
And I am wondering why... I am a women, over de 45, is that aging process ?
Can that become a health issue if it keeps dropping ?
What would be a healthy muscle mass in my case and how can I reach it ?
Thank you for all your help and support