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DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,299)
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2/15/13 3:20 P

NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
2/15/13 3:14 P

It's NOT muscle but it is 99% likely to be water, and it will go away in a few weeks. Nothing to worry about and perfectly normal and expected!

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
2/15/13 2:32 P

Yes, you can retain water whenever you increase or start an exercise program.

Muscle goes on at the rate of a few pounds a year if any, and requires a caloric surplus, so it's not that, but water weight is VERY common!

Keep up the healthy habits - it'll disappear.

KJOLYN12321 SparkPoints: (935)
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2/15/13 2:30 P

I'm not 100% sure on this but it could be that you are gaining more muscle! If so, that is awesome :)

GONERSGIRL Posts: 79
2/15/13 2:29 P

I started taking cardio kickboxing this week (2 days). I have been VERY sore- clearly using muscles that I'm not using on the elliptical at the gym! However, I stepped on the scale this morning and it was UP 1.5 pounds from my weigh in Saturday! Can adding a more strenuous workout to my week actually cause me to gain weight..or rather, retain weight??

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