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    Does weights lifting help burn fat?

    I was wondering for an obese person does lifting weights help burn fat or will it just make them look bulky?
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    Originally Posted by GeminiAlex View Post
    I was wondering for an obese person does lifting weights help burn fat or will it just make them look bulky?
    I think the last thing an obese person needs to worry about is muscle making him or her look too bulky.
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    Originally Posted by GeminiAlex View Post
    I was wondering for an obese person does lifting weights help burn fat or will it just make them look bulky?
    yes lifting weights will burn fat and also raise your metabolism. however diet and cardio have a bigger impact on short term fat loss.
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    Originally Posted by GeminiAlex View Post
    I was wondering for an obese person does lifting weights help burn fat or will it just make them look bulky?
    Does it matter? You've asked this question multiple times and have done nothing with the information you've been given.
    I can tell time. Time cannot tell me.

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    Originally Posted by TolerantLactose View Post
    Does it matter? You've asked this question multiple times and have done nothing with the information you've been given.
    BB.com forums in a nutshell, keep asking until you get the answer you wanted to hear.
    OP my dude at 380lbs the last thing you need to worry about is muscle making you bulkier. Go revisit one of your several other threads and actually follow the advice you were given. Repeatedly posting the same or similar posts will just end up getting you banned or frustrating the people who actually took time to respond to you.
    To summarize: Lift weights and eat in a caloric deficit
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    Originally Posted by GeminiAlex View Post
    I was wondering for an obese person does lifting weights help burn fat or will it just make them look bulky?
    Lifting weights does burn calories but that's not why you should do it. When losing weight lifting weights helps retain lean body mass so that you're losing fat instead of muscle. Take it from a guy that lost 60lbs, you definitely want to do it.
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    Originally Posted by TolerantLactose View Post
    Does it matter? You've asked this question multiple times and have done nothing with the information you've been given.
    After looking back into my Px I've seen nothing where I asked this before.
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    Originally Posted by Ghawk21 View Post
    BB.com forums in a nutshell, keep asking until you get the answer you wanted to hear.
    OP my dude at 380lbs the last thing you need to worry about is muscle making you bulkier. Go revisit one of your several other threads and actually follow the advice you were given. Repeatedly posting the same or similar posts will just end up getting you banned or frustrating the people who actually took time to respond to you.
    To summarize: Lift weights and eat in a caloric deficit
    Once again bulking up is not my concern. I just simply wanted to know can I burn fat by lifting weights.
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    Originally Posted by GeminiAlex View Post
    Once again bulking up is not my concern. I just simply wanted to know can I burn fat by lifting weights.
    Well the answer to that is no.

    You only burn fat by consuming less calories than you burn. You can burn those calories just by being alive and going about daily activities. Formal exercise might only add (on average) 5-10% extra calorie burn per day - so I doesn't have a major impact. The thing that has the MOST impact is restricting what you eat - because it's much easier to not eat 300 calories that burn it off afterwards by jogging or lifting weights.

    Weight training burns less calories than cardio for similar effort levels put in.

    HOWEVER, that isn't the reason we do it - we do it to prevent muscle loss and maybe even grow new muscle while losing fat. Otherwise, a good proportion of what we lose is muscle. This is bad because we shrink without our shape improving, our metabolisms get lower and we stand a greater chance of rebound fat gain.

    Having said all that, if you are 380lbs, you don't need weight training yes - you probably won't lose much if any muscle until you get much leaner.
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    Originally Posted by GeminiAlex View Post
    After looking back into my Px I've seen nothing where I asked this before.
    You didn't ask this EXACT question, but what about this post of yours in March 2019 didn't answer your question?

    https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showt...hp?t=176908281

    Either you 'get' calorie deficit or not...
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    OP, the fat loss comes from the calorie deficit.

    Physical activity like weight lifting will increase your TDEE, raising your maintenance calories, but does not directly cause fat loss.

    And as to the "bulky" part of your question, again - I wouldn't worry about that at all. You won't notice any muscle until the fat comes off anyway, but lifting weights will help you maintain whatever muscle you do have.
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