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Old 04-14-2013, 02:05 PM   #1
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So I am wanting to start doing weights using just free weights at home for my arms. I have a treadmill at home that i can use for walking, but I am wanting to do arm weights because I am having WLS in 6 months and I am going to end up losing weight, but I am concerned because i know that weight lost over a faster time frame equals loose skin...However ,I know that I need to keep my BMI down..its already at 40..So I am concerned that if I do weights then I will gain "muscle weight" on the scale and in turn my BMI will go higher...So what do i do?
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What is your diet like? If you are eating at a decent calorie deficiency, you'll burn fat fast enough to offset any muscle gained and will have a net loss.
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What is your diet like? If you are eating at a decent calorie deficiency, you'll burn fat fast enough to offset any muscle gained and will have a net loss.
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Also I`ve been told that gaining muscle mass is really hard, it`s not that you`ll gain it in a few weeks, but that it rather takes time and lifting heavy. That`s what I`ve heard at least!
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For women, significant muscle gains are harder, and come not just from workouts, but (like men) come from the kitchen... such as eating protein following a workout.

Use weights to build strength, but I wouldn't worry about building excessive muscle mass.
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As long as it is okay with your doctor, it seems like building a habit of using weights to build strength would be a good idea.

And as everyone has said, there is really no worry about building excessive muscle mass. That is very hard to do for females, but there are a lot of benefits to resistance training (that includes bands and body weight exercises also if you wanted to experiment).
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