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Old 08-01-2012, 12:44 AM   #1
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Default Can your muscles be "swollen" after exercising?

Why is it that each time i do muscle work and im sore, the next day the scale says ive gained weight? I sometimes check the scale from day to day and I had chrcked it before my work out yesterday and then again today and it says Im up 3lbs! My food and water is pretty stable, same with when i weigh myself (same time of day)
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Yes. Your muscles retain water when they're sore.
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Yep, I went on a 12 mile bike ride on Monday and this morning I was up 4 pounds.
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Totally normal. Muscles retain water after workouts, it's part of their 'repair' process. It's not 'real weight gain', so don't worry about it, and just go on with your plan.
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This makes soo much more sense, thanks guys.

So sad I did a one hour muscle class on monday and today Im still as sore as I was yesterday.
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