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Old 09-03-2006, 06:12 PM   #1
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Should I lose weight first?

I had a baby 7 weeks ago and have to okay to start working out. I have about 10 pounds to lose and am wondering should I lose the weight before I start to lift weights as I don't want the scale to go up. I use to be in great shape pre pregnancy I did cardio 5 times a week and lifted moderate heavy weights 3 x a week and ate vey clean I weighed 115 pounds and had a bf of 16% at 5'5. I want to get back to that asap. Any advice or opinions on best way to do this?????

 
Old 09-04-2006, 08:28 AM   #2
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Re: Should I lose weight first?

Congrats on your new baby! I would begin losing weight by eating healthy and starting a cardio routine. I'd hold off on the weights until you drop a few more pounds or at least until you can look in the mirror and be satisfied with what you see. Then incorporate the weights.

 
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Old 09-06-2006, 09:30 PM   #3
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Re: Should I lose weight first?

Personally I would incorporate weights along with the cardio. Muscle burns calories just to sustain itsself. Ergo...you loose fat alot quicker because your metabolism is more efficient.

Fat takes up five times as much space as muscle. So it follows that if you loose the fat and build muscle you will look thinner and more toned without even loosing a pound!

I have a friend who started weight lifting 6 weeks ago. What a body transformation!

 
Old 09-10-2006, 04:04 AM   #4
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You could probably do weights + cardio

 
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