I've heard its normal to initially show a gain in weight after ramping up strength training...anyone else experience this?
I had only been doing strength training [of any kind] once a week, and only with 3-5 lb lbs up until about 2 weeks ago, and now I'm doing body resistance training or weight training [15-30 lbs] 2-3 times a week.
Another important change to note: around the same time, I discovered that my spark goal was set to 2012, so regardless of how many calories i would burn, sparkpeople had me set to the lowest safest calorie range...so I fixed my 'goal date' to be realistic, and now my new calorie range is 300 higher than my old one.
So basically, in the past 3 weeks I've been eating more (but only healthy food, and only because of my improved calorie range) and doing more strength training. I have gained 5 lbs in those weeks, and haven't lost any inches.
Obviously I will keep weight training regardless of the scale, I just would feel better about the increase in number if I heard from others that soon the inches will be decreasing...