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3/26/18 2:01 P

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Definitely expect to hold on to water after you begin (and when you change up your routine!). Make sure you're eating enough protein throughout the day.

Healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!

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3/26/18 1:01 P

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Some helpful reading:

www.livestrong.com/article/277259-strength
-training-cause-water-retention/


www.medicinenet.com/how_muscles_work_and_r
espond_to_resistance_exercise/views.htm


I have started weight training again and I did not know how water retention could effect weight so much.

So now, I drink more water, reduce salt, and most important...patience...stick with the program. I am slowly seeing improved results.

Thirst can be mistaken for hunger.
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3/23/18 5:34 P

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I'd also suggest keeping track of your measurements.

Most new workouts, or dramatic changes in intensity, can cause water retention that can last a few weeks. This is where your measurements will give you more accurate information than the scale.

No matter what, if you're not weighing and tracking your food accurately, you may very well be gaining. Weight lifting has many benefits, but is almost negligible as far as "calories burned" during a workout. During my ST routines, I'm lifting heavy for close to 90 minutes and I burn less than 200 calories (more like ~150).

I'm a big fan of lifting, and I enjoy it far more than most cardio or other workouts I do.

If you're new to lifting, you'll have some "newbie gains" and you can probably lose fat while putting on some muscle, but to be fair, as a female, the muscle gains are going to be pretty minimal on the scale (maybe 2 pounds a month if you're lucky and on a good weight lifting program).

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3/23/18 8:22 A

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3/23/18 6:29 A

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Any time you start a new exercise program, your muscles tend to retain water. That's a temporary thing, usually lasting no more than a month or so.

Are you tracking your food daily and staying in your recommended calorie and nutrient ranges? How close are you to your goal weight? Typically you don't get bigger from lifting before you get smaller, lifting just helps with weight loss and muscle retention.

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Hi I'm a 33 year old woman new to lifting weights, been about 9 weeks and I gained a couple of kgs. Is this normal? And is it true that I might get a bit bigger before getting smaller because of gaining muscle and still having fat at the same time?

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