This post won’t be too long just have to clear the air on a certain topic today.

I was at the local grocery store today and one of my high school buddies ran into me at the store we started catching up on some things and seeing how life has been since school and after I told him about my weight loss journey he then went on to make a statement about him losing weight by lifting weights.

That conversation is what prompted me to write this post.

Can I Lose Weight By Lifting Weights

Can I Lose Weight By Lifting Weights - Man Flexing
Can I Lose Weight By Lifting Weights – Man Flexing

Without going into specifics yes you can lose weight by lifting weights. But

It’s not ideal and depending on your current body mass you may actually be increasing your overall weight.

 

How Can Lifting Weight Increase My Body Weight

How Can Lifting Weight Increase My Body Weight
How Can Lifting Weight Increase My Body Weight

When you lift weights you build muscle. Muscle as many of you know is big and hard for the most part. Now the more weights you lift and more you eat and sleep soon you’re going to wake up and be 250lbs rock solid cut like a bodybuilder. I’m not sure if this is the body you want but you will and can get it by lifting weights, eating and sleeping correctly.

I’m not sure if this is the body you want but you will and can get it by lifting weights, eating and sleeping correctly.

 

How Can Weight Loss And Weight Lifting Get Confused

How Can Weight Loss And Weight Lifting Get Confused 
How Can Weight Loss And Weight Lifting Get Confused

If you’re super obeast currently and you decide you want to lift weights. You may begin to lift weights and over a certain amount of time you hop on the scale and it says you’ve lost 4lbs. All you’ve been doing is lifting weights right? Ok, so you figure the weights caused the weight loss hence the term “I lost weight by lifting weights”.

In the short term, this may seem true and that the weights are in fact helping you lose weight but in reality, it’s not.

In reality, once you’ve turned most of that fat into muscle you will actually weigh more than you did before. Depending on how much muscle you actually put on.

Depending on how much muscle you actually put on.

 

Does Fat And Muscle Weigh The Same

Does Fat And Muscle Weigh The Same
Does Fat And Muscle Weigh The Same

No, it does not. Muscle is actually heavier than fat.

Oh, yea well how do you explain a lineman compared to Bruce Lee.

Well, first off that’s a bad comparison and Bruce Lee is naturally going to be smaller than any lineman would ever be in the NFL.

Two linemen aren’t fat they are actually in very good shape and very good examples of what I mean when I say muscle is heavier than fat.

 

Are All Fat And Muscle The Same

Are All Fat And Muscle The Same
Are All Fat And Muscle The Same

All muscle is made from the same material. Muscles can be considered all the same.

Fats are not the same you have good fat and bad fat. Good fat comes from things like olive oil, virgin coconut oil etc. Bad fats come from things like grease, saturated fats etc.

 

Conclusion

So to sum it all up you can only lose weight by lifting weights for a short period of time. Soon you will be adding muscle on top of more muscle essentially making yourself heavier.

Feel free to leave a comment and share this post with a friend that could use it.

 

Here are a few weights I’ve recommend to people before and I’ve used some myself.


6 comments

  1. Very interesting read! As a kinesiology student, I completely agree with everything you mentioned in this article. Resistance training is certainly a very good way for some people to lose weight as opposed to doing hours of cardio. The awesome bonus with this method is that you can also build muscle at the same time you lose weight! Great article. Keep it up!

  2. Hello William, thanks for the share. I was unaware that you can lose fat by lifting weights for a short period of time, that was very interesting to know. A lot of people tend to confuse the difference between weight loss and weight lifting. I’m slim, but I know a lot of people who are fat, and trying to turn fat into muscle. They jog a lot, do push up, and lift weights. They are starting to see good results. Thanks again for the article, and I wish you the best of luck within your niche.

  3. Great article! When I work out, I would contribute weight loss more to cardio type exercising like using the treadmill. In my mind that is what will burn more calories. After that, then I would think about lifting weights for more muscle definition.

  4. Good you clear the air about this! It is quite common that people say things like “I need to exercise to lose weight”. I think they will need more than just lift some weights, like eat and sleep properly. Thank you for sharing this post!

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