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Motivational tidbit

I saw this in a recent issue of Men's Fitness magazine. I thought I'd toss it out there for encouragement to not give up.

How soon will you see results? Depends on how long you've been training.

Muscle Strength
Almost immediately. Your nervous system lears to recruit more muscle fibers every time you repeat an exercise, so strength gains should come regularly (especially if you're a beginner or coming back from a layoff).

Muscle size
If you're relatively new to lifting, six to eight weeks. Once your nervous system has recruited all the fibers it can, the fibers themselves enlarge, creating bulk.

Fat loss
A month. The body can shed water weight in just minutes, but to loose fat safely without losing muscle is usually a pound-per-week process. Depending on how much you're trying to lose, four weeks should give you noticeable - and maintainable - results.


Fri. Jan 26, 8:01am

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