Q&A: How to exercise and lose weight and not gain muscle?

Question by NewMoonisthebestmovieever!!!!!!!: How to exercise and lose weight and not gain muscle?
Is there a way to exercise and not gain muscle because I have heard that muscle weighs more than fat and you get that when you exercise. Well I am a lot overweight right now and I am scared that since I have been working out that I will get muscle and then I will weigh even more. Because I already weigh a whole lot more than I should and I don’t want to weigh even more?

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Answer by gvr
do you wrestle? why do you care how much you weigh?

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3 thoughts on “Q&A: How to exercise and lose weight and not gain muscle?

  1. It’ll be tough just burning the fat but long cardio sessions at a slow-medium pace will burn mostly fat. Do 1-1.5 hrs 3-4 times per week as soon as you wake up.

  2. While muscle does weigh more then fat, you’ll still want to increase the amount of muscle you have to loose weight because a pound of muscle also burns more calories at rest then fat so you’ll if you get more muscles you’ll burn more calories just sitting around and over time weight loss will be easier. On top of that, once you’ve lost weight you’ll want the muscle to may yourself look lean.

    It takes a lot of work to build muscle and it’s unlikely that you will gain muscle faster then you will loose weight (unless you’re actively body building). Eat a practical diet and be active.

  3. Muscle does weigh more than fat, but it takes up a fraction of the space. If you do running, pilates, yoga, weights training to tone, you won’t develop huge bulky muscles, instead you will lose the bulk of the fat on your body, and most of the excess weight.

    Muscle is good because it burns the energy that would otherwise be turned into fat.

    What you need to do is watch what you’re eating. Keep a food diary and talk to your trainer about it. There will probably be things you can cut down on, other things you can increase, and things you might want to keep for very occasional treats, and of course there are foods that you can eat as much as you want of.

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