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


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

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  • 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".


    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.

    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.

    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

    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!!

    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.

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