I agree, it sounds like mostly bloat unless you seriously went off track on the nutrition. To lose bodyfat and increase your strength, a consistently applied strength training program is necessary. It should feel hard! Focus more on the weights, and most importantly, eat to fuel and build that muscle you are working so hard to achieve. The fat will come off if you do these things. Cardio is the least important thing. Good luck and have fun with the TRX!
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1/2/13 2:28 P
How long a time did it take to see that gain ? In order to truly gain six pounds of fat would have required you to have eaten an extra 21,000 calories. one pound of fat = 3,500 calories.
So, if this gain is over say a two month period, it is possible to have gained six pounds of fat if you weren't mindful of what you were eating.
Now, if that same gain occurred in a week, then it's probably nothing more than a fluctuation in your water weight. I can easily gain or lose as much as 3-4 pounds in a day because of a shift in my water. Are you nearing your menstrual cycle ? Women typically retain water during their cycle. I can gain as much as 5-7 pounds. I don't let it freak me out because that's nothing more than water retention.
Could you have gained six pounds of muscle ? If you haven't been strength training or eating a surplus of calories, it's doubtful you gained six pounds of muscle. It really is hard for a women to increase lean muscle if they aren't engaged in a good strength training program and eating accordingly.
And well, not to get TMI, but when is the last time you had a bowel movement ? Our waste products have weight. So, if you don't do a poop before you weigh yourself, the physical weight of all the food you ate the day before is still in your intestines. Most people don't realize how much their waste products can weigh.
One day, for scientific purposes, I did weigh myself before and after a bowel movement. It difference was quite startling.
Should you worry about six pounds ? I would wait a week and see if that gain is water retention.
1/2/13 1:45 P
i do zumba 3xweek no strength training for last 8 weeks (starting new TRX suspension program monday) i measure first of every month so last measurements are from dec 1st (i was at 134lbs) (i was down to 132 on dec 21st) and am now at 138lbs my nutrition is reasonably consistent
io have set my goal weight at 130, although to be honest that is kind of a random number. i am more interested in reducing body fat and increasing strength than in "losing weight" at this point.
i just found it odd that my weight is up so much (usually my flucuations are within a pound or two) with nothing to "show" for it! where are those 6 lbs hiding?!!!!
1/2/13 1:28 P
Do you exercise? Are you strength training? Were you relatively lean when you took your first measurements? How far apart were the measurements taken? Is your nutrition consistent? What are your goals?
1/2/13 1:15 P
my weight is up 6 lbs but all of my measurements are the same or a few cm smaller... weird?