Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

if you build muscles in your arms and legs, does it make you gain weight?

 
americansugar80

Asked by americansugar80 at 6:47 PM on Dec. 29, 2008 in Just for Fun

Level 22 (12,423 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (6)
  • You are going to gain "muscle-weight", not "fat-weight", because muscle is heavier than "adipose tissue" (fat).  And you don't gain a lot of muscle weight, like fat weight.  But, you want to go by how your clothes fit you and your body's definitions, rather than some crazy scale. Scales, to me, are a "one-size-fits-all".

    mamadee1971

    Answer by mamadee1971 at 8:13 PM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • i dont know that it makes you gain weight but im sure you know the saying
    Muscle weighs more then fat. so i suppose there is a change you might gain alittle weight but it wont be fat.
    Mommy2B04

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 6:48 PM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • agreeing with above, muscle does weigh more then fat, so you would look muscular but weigh a little more.
    xxprittykittyxx

    Answer by xxprittykittyxx at 6:57 PM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • yes i agree, but after a while you will start seeing the weight come off
    determind

    Answer by determind at 7:45 PM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • Yes I have to be really carefull when im working out regularly cause i have alot of muscle and sometimes end up looking bigger than i did before and i loose alot of fat but then gaining the muscle back my weight doesnt seem to change much but you will notice your body changing!!
    scaredmommy08

    Answer by scaredmommy08 at 7:47 PM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • muscle burns more than fat, also... so even if you initally "bulk up" or seem to be larger, in the long run you will be doing yourself a service! If you are worried about looking too muscular (I get LARGE leg muscles), try doing body-weight based exercise, like yoga, pilates, walking, instead of using weight machines and free weights.
    KnoxvilleDoula

    Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 1:37 AM on Dec. 30, 2008

close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN