Q&A: How can I lose weight and stop gaining muscle?

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Okay how can I lose weight and stop gaining muscle? I am 5’7″ and 146 pounds. I just finished an 8 week bootcamp class! I was looking to lose weight not gain muscle. All the exercises were cardio, and we would only use our own weight when we did other exercises. WE NEVER LIFT ANY WEIGHTS. I don’t know if this all makes sense but how can I lose weight that is fat? I have been eating right and I will still be exercising. Mostly running. Any ideas???

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Answer by Olive R
I suggest kick boxing videos or a punching bag. Burns soooo many calories!!!!

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JP August 4, 2011 at 10:55 am

Cardio, eating right/less. NOT doing strength training exercises.

TheBandPerryLuvr August 4, 2011 at 11:32 am

Do atleast 45 minutes of cardio and cut calories. It will help you lose muscle.

Betty B August 4, 2011 at 12:24 pm

You never lifted any weights…probably because if you drop a dumbbell and break a toe, you could sue them.

How can you stop gaining muscle? It’s hard enough just to gain muscle mass (with doing calisthenics, feeling the burn and all the soreness and the eating right).
But you should start losing muscle mass after a couple of days of not using it (use it or lose it).

You need about 35/50 calories a day to maintain each extra pound of muscle mass so if you’re not using it, your body will do you a favor and recycle it, mostly into body fat (one more way to get fat) that you can use as energy to save you the trouble of having to eat more just to maintain something that you’re not even using (you just need like 2 calories a day to maintain one pound of body fat). So make sure that you eat less when losing muscle mass as your metabolism goes down.

Muscle mass is the weight loss miracle. You look better, thinner, toner but also you are stronger so your aerobics get easier and more efficient and you burn more calories while exercising. Once you get more muscle mass, your metabolism goes up on a 24/7 basis. As I said, each pound of added muscle mass needs 35/50 calories a day to maintain (not even counting the calories for the exercise). It’s 12 to 18 thousand calories a year…it’s 3 to 5 pounds of body fat a year that you would either lose or at least not gain (if you eat too much). And that is just for one pound of extra added muscle mass.

If you get rid of your muscle mass, you will lose the awesome power of muscle mass to devour body fat on a 24/7 basis (plus your recycled muscle mass will become fat reserves…which is more body fat to lose…which is hard to do if you’re lacking muscle mass).

Robert August 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Run more eat less. Your weight is fine. Strength train/run maintain 140 pounds. The idea is to lose or maintain weight and gain muscle.

Metallica August 4, 2011 at 1:17 pm

i am honestly starting to hate you, i will delete you from my contacts if you ask this question again, i am your victim ..you made me type all those lyrics down there ….I AM YOUR VICTIM

“so as you hear these words telling you now of my state, i tell you to enjoy life i wish i could but its too lateeeeeeeeeeeeeeee” – paranoid, black sabbath

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metallica:
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THE SKY IS TURNING REDDDDDDDDDDD ….RAINING BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD …

LISTEN ONCE IN YOUR LIFE FOR GOD’S SAKE, i want to help YOU …your weight is perfect for your height

the only thing that makes me feel better of watching girl’s in miserable situations like you is headbanging to …………………………….the ace of spades :D

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