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    Can you lose fat by just lifting weights?

    yes or no?

    Im 5'6 141 lbs semi fat, wif some to little muscle

    i've just been concentrating on lifting weights these past 2 weeks

    is that good for fat loss? or do u need some cardio, i can't really do too much cardio since i hurt my right knee

    only cardio i do is the warmup before i go lift

    i hate the word cardio

    but is this ok? and is lifting weights good enough to lose weight and appear slimmer but cut?
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    yes, u can lose fat by doing nothing at all as well.
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    im trying to gain lean mass at the same time, which would increase my weight

    but thats fine with me as long as i'm losing fat and that its showing
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    lifting weights is one of the best ways to burn fat...
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    Yea, and at 5'6 and just 140, you dont really need to lose weight. You may be a little pudgy but a good clean bulk will take care of that with solid weight lifting
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    Originally Posted by NeedsHelp View Post
    yes or no?

    Im 5'6 141 lbs semi fat, wif some to little muscle

    i've just been concentrating on lifting weights these past 2 weeks

    is that good for fat loss? or do u need some cardio, i can't really do too much cardio since i hurt my right knee

    only cardio i do is the warmup before i go lift

    i hate the word cardio

    but is this ok? and is lifting weights good enough to lose weight and appear slimmer but cut?
    Do set of 15 with lighter weight, take short breaks, and super set everything meaning two excersizes back to back before you rest. Eat below maintenance with this and you will loose weight.
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    yes u can lose weight by lifting weights u can also not excercise and lose weight but it all depends on your diet.
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    Technically speaking, lifting weights won't directly make you lose fat. Lifting weights will make you gain muscle. Building muscle will increase your metabolism. Eating the same amount you're eating now (or less) with a greater metabolism will result in less fat.

    Directly, no. Indirectly, yes. If you want to lose fat, the only way to do it without losing muscle is lifting. The only way.
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    gaining muscle and lifting weights not only makes you looks smaller and "toned" etc... it helps get you lean and loose fat... its the best way with a good consistent eating plan
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    Thank you all for your replies!!! i greatly appreciate it

    i have one more question lol,

    since i am trying to lose fat and build muscle at the sametime(i am kind of pudgy) how much extra calories do i need to eat?

    Cause its weird that I am wanting to lose fat, but eating more calories

    Can anyone help me out? thanks =)
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    Originally Posted by NeedsHelp View Post
    Thank you all for your replies!!! i greatly appreciate it

    i have one more question lol,

    since i am trying to lose fat and build muscle at the sametime(i am kind of pudgy) how much extra calories do i need to eat?

    Cause its weird that I am wanting to lose fat, but eating more calories

    Can anyone help me out? thanks =)
    Focus on one or the other. If you want to put on muscle, you will have to eat over maintenance, so you may gain a small amount of fat as well. Bulk for the winter, and start cutting in April for the summer.
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    Well if u wanna lose fat without cardio, you can but try to follow a very strict diet of green vegetables and some fruits low in glycemic index for your carbohydrates sources. and low fat white meats whey protein, low-fat milk and egg-whites for your protein sources. Also try to measure the food you eat by ounces, cups etc. and control food portions. Remember that losing fat means losing weight, and losing weight means eating little, and having hunger pangs in the day, and a lot of will to resist to tempations of eating cakes, pizzas and tasty foods




    Originally Posted by NeedsHelp View Post
    yes or no?

    Im 5'6 141 lbs semi fat, wif some to little muscle

    i've just been concentrating on lifting weights these past 2 weeks

    is that good for fat loss? or do u need some cardio, i can't really do too much cardio since i hurt my right knee

    only cardio i do is the warmup before i go lift

    i hate the word cardio

    but is this ok? and is lifting weights good enough to lose weight and appear slimmer but cut?
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    During your noob gain period you'll gain muscle and lose fat. Apparently this normally lasts a few months. I'd eat at a deficit while working hard in the gym. I'm regaining size and losing fat (not so much weight) by eating at a deficit and working out hard. Make the most of this noob gain period since alot of the seasoned guys around here seem to wish they could have it back to make better use of it.

    Most of all, keep your diet in check. I can not stress that enough. The changes I've seen and felt just from diet have been phenominal.
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    Yep you can just make sure you've got your diet sorted.
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    YOu may lose a little bit but nothing substational. Loosing Fat is so much more than just lifting weights.
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    Yes U can

    Well im in the same Situation you are, im about 7 KGs over weight, Right Knee injured twice, the new Ligament went away 70% as well, leaving me with 30% of it and hole in my cartilage.

    Lifting heavy weights is helping me out in getting back into shape with Muscles and lose some fat as well in the same time.

    though I do cardio as well for about 25 Mints daily after the workout...

    Im gulping up Protein Shakes as well, look for the ones with Min fat, it will help you in losing fat and gaining muscle..

    Good Luck!
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    Diet/Macro first, to be honest when I was properly dieting I use to mix a few weights in from time to time just to break the tedium of cardio, not so much weights but things like push-ups, sit-ups etc improve strength and a type of cardio really if your working hard.

    I've found for me that doing weights is good, its made me more toned, made probably newbie gains and just breaks the normal rountine up a bit.
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    Easily, but you'd have to be eating at a deficit.
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