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I LOVE IT!!
I know cardio is important but I love lifting weights. I get the best of both worlds, toning/building fat burning muscle and it gets my heart pumping.
If you hate the dreadmill to the point you aren't doing it, lift some weights!!
"If you want your waist to shrink, start lifting with your arms"
Who else is out there loving lifting??
Sun. Apr 6, 11:01am
I hate it. I feel like i'm going to get huge.
Sunday, April 06, 2014, 11:10 PM
OP: I love lifting wts.
My thoughts on "getting huge" due to wt lifting (and I always admit to my ability to be wrong):
Muscle growth is dependent on several factors:
1. Genetics (some people are predispositioned toward easy muscle growth)
2. Sex (that's male or female). Don't mean to be unPC, but men develop muscle faster and in greater quantity than women (in general).
3. Type of w/o. Muscle growth occurs when you try to push the muscle past its limit. Lifting tears the muscle down, and the body responds by trying to make it stronger. If you aren't doing a w/o geared toward growth, you will not gain a lot of muscle size. Continually increasing reps of any exercise is great for burning calories, building strength, and increasing cardio. However, it does little for muscle growth. You will gain strength, and you will shed fat that covers the muscle, but you will not get significant growth.
4. How you feed the muscle.
5. Age (as you age, it gets more difficult to gain muscle)
Don't confuse feeling firmer, or having your muscle show more with growth. Removing the fat covering the muscle will make the muscle look bigger, and feel firmer, but that's only cause its no longer cover up.
An increase in strength also does not necessarily mean an increase in muscle size. Increases in percieved strength come from 3 things:
1. The body naturally tries to do things using the least effort. You become more efficient at doing something as you practice it. The body finds the best speed to perform the exercise, the best body position, etc.
2. The body starts using more of the muscle fibers. A muscle is not a single entity. It is comprised of fibers. The more fibers the body can get to "fire up", the more it can lift. As you lift wts, the body starts using more fibers of the muscles. That is an increase in strength, not muscle size.
3. The last reason, and the hardest to get, is because of actual muscle growth. A gain of 1lb of real muscle a month is a huge feat for most people (I'm excluding young, genetically predispositioned, males, who pump iron and then 2lbs would be a huge amount). For the average person who is actively trying to gain muscle, 1lb/month is a lot.
Unless you are above normal in several of the 5 factors listed above, it is highly unlikely that you will gain any significant muscle size increase.
Now if you don't enjoy lifting wts, then I wouldn't do it simply because you won't stick to something you don't enjoy.
Monday, April 07, 2014, 7:32 AM
i'm with that other person. every time i lift weights i get tired and hungry and i swear i get bigger. its not that what you are saying doesn't make sense, i just hate it.
Monday, April 07, 2014, 10:36 AM
I LOVE lifting! I have been lifting and toning ...weight for it...as a RUNNER...for 35 years! And guess what? I'm not huge, super muscular or manly. : ) Before my injury and weight gain, I was toned and fit and that's where I am headed back. My favorite workout it to do intervals where I lift (with weights or body weight) for 1 min, then do some form of cardio for 1 - 2 mins. This can be done at the gym during off hours at at home. LOVE it...you will SEE results!
Monday, April 07, 2014, 1:18 PM
Be sure to eat some lean protein as soon as possible after lifting weights (within 30 mins) I prefer a quick shot of a chocolate protein shake. It will jumpstart the repair process and keep the hunger pangs down. I don't have the special shake stuff from PT, but I do have a very good 2g sugar Whey protein mix that's yummy form GNC. THEN, I have time to make my veggie filled chicken salad or whatever. Otherwise, I would raid the bad stuff!
Monday, April 07, 2014, 1:24 PM
I love lifting weights. I started because I read that weight lifting helped strengthen bones. At the time, I was about 50, and concerned about osteoporosis. I thought: I'll try it for a few weeks. I went to the weight room (it was like a foreign country!) and had to start with the lightest weights, which were pink. I hated those pink dumbbells, but I fell in love with the whole process.
I am now 62 and still lift weights. Sometimes, a trainer comes over when I am setting up a machine and tells me I am putting on too much weight, and that I can't lift that much. I tell him I can, and then I lift the weight, using good style. And he apologizes.
Since joining PT I have lost 40 lbs. and kept it off. A lot of people comment on my shapely arms. I love it.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 3:03 PM
The heavier the better
I am also in love with lifting weights and have gotten quite slim and toned while lifting heavy and running. After baby number two, I am back at it and slimming down again.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 11:39 PM
When I started to doing exercises and I followed the gym, then I love to do weight lifting because its very affective.
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:14 AM
I hate weight lifting.
I know I'm suppose to incorporate that into my workout, especially at my age (late 40s) now that I'm starting to lose muscle, but it's so boring.
Any tips on how to make it more interesting?
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 2:54 PM
Weight lifting is a nice fitness activity. It can help you tone your muscles in the arms. -
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