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Building muscle yes, but since it is also aerobic, gaining weight will be a struggle.

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Does weight training cause weight gain?

If you are building muscle, you will most likely see a slight weight gain. Do not fret, if you are gaining weight and seeing muscle gains, that is a good thing.


Can you gain muscle mass with weight training without gaining weight?

No that is impossible. You cannot gain muscle mass without ever gaining weight.


Can you gain muscle without gaining weight?

It is possible to gain muscle without gaining weight if one loses an equal or greater amount of non-muscle weight (fat, water, toxins).


Does losing weight mean losing muscle?

not nessessarily. You can be losing weight and gaining muscle. :) :) :) :) :)


How come you exercise and you end up gaining weight?

Because muscle is heavier than fat and you are getting into shape by building muscle. Once your muscle tone has leveled out the extra muscle will help you reduce FAT much quicker.


Is it normal to gain weight after joining a swim team?

Yes. Swimming builds a lot of muscle, and muscle weighs more than fat. Don't worry if you are gaining weight because of swim team, you will still be healthier and look leaner and feel better.


Does gaining muscle cause weight loss also?

no. because as you are burning fat off, you are gaining muscle. the muscle weighs almost as much as fat does.


How do bodybuilders lose water weight?

from sweating and gaining muscle weight


Can exercise make you gain weight?

Exercise at times can definitely make you gain weight especially if your workouts are mainly muscle building instead of cardio. Muscle weighs more than fat so sometimes gaining weigh isn't such a bad thing, especially if its muscle. In the long run gaining a few pounds of muscle is very beneficial towards you because the stronger your muscles are the faster and easier it will be to burn calories.


Do you gain weight after working out?

Yes and no. You look thinner because you are losing fat weight, but (depending on what kind of workout) you are gaining muscle weight. If your workout is more focused on building muscle tone, then you may gain a pound of two, because muscle weighs more than fat. But this weight gain should only be temporary because healthy muscle will burn the fat for fuel.


Can you lose weight when using a treadmill or just gain muscle?

you can lose weight along with gaining muscle. it just takes longer to lose weight than to gain muscle


What diets wwork best for losing weight?

In order to lose weight while gaining muscle, one must commit to exercising with weights. A high protein, lean carb diet will be helpful for losing weight and gaining muscle.


Can you gain muscle without losing weight?

Yes, do to the fact that muscle weighs more than fat. So actually you will be gaining weight.


Why are you gaining weight while you are exercising?

Because you may be losing calories/burning fat, but you're gaining muscle at the same time, and muscle weighs more than fat.


How can you tell that you are gaining muscle?

Well there are many ways. Keep track of your weight and strength against one another. You don't need to be losing or gaining weight to gain muscle. If your weight is staying consistent, and your able to max-out with more weight on various upper and lower body exercises, you can be sure that you are gaining muscle mass. You can also get your body fat tested and measure it against your weight gain or loss, if body fat percentage lowers over time, and weight stays roughly the same, you know you have gained muscle mass and lost fat content. Hope this helps some.


Should you lose weight before building muscle?

If You Want Your 6 Pack To Show Because Its Hard To Lose Weight While Building Muscle.


Where can I find a nutrition diet plan for gaining weight?

I would go into a store such as Max Muscle or GNC and ask them what they suggest is the best method for gaining weight. They will have products for you to buy.


If you work out every day why is there no change in weight just muscle tone?

muscle weighs more than fat. your weight may not change because you are gaining muscle mass, which weighs more.


How am i gaining weight by only eating healthy stuff and evcersizeing a lot?

You might be eating a little too much. This is happening to me! i think you are building muscle through the excersise, you maybe losing inches though. Building muscle is better because it means you will use up more calories doing everthing even sleeping!


Do you gain weight before losing it?

No you gain muscle mass while loosing fat. you should not be gaining weight before losing weight.


What is the best method to losing weight and gaining muscle?

move more and eat less


How is body weight misleading when talking about fitness?

You can be losing fat and gaining muscle at the same time, bringing your weight up. This is not necessarily bad at all. You may be getting quite a bit healthier losing the less dense fat and gaining healthy, toned muscle.


Will bodybuilding fat burner help me lose weight quickly?

Bodybuilder fat burner is a way to lose weight and build muscle at the same time. Muscle does weigh more than fat so you might be loosing fat but gaining weight due to muscle weight.


Is there a way to lose breast fat without gaining muscle?

Only by losing weight in general. You can't spot treat fat zones. Cardio will help burn calories without gaining muscle, though.


When you start to loss weight you always gain weight - why is this and what should you do?

Well if you're ONLY dieting than the diet is probably the wrong one. But if your EXERCISING then you're probably gaining muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat, so your losing fat on your body but gaining muscle mass. You should do a body fat percentage for your body, it will help you understand the weight gain.