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?
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!
Good luck with the weightloss!
Mini Goal #1: 158 no longer overweight
Mini Goal #2: 149 lowest in 8 years
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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