#1
So I want to start working out again. I am REALLY out of shape. 6'2", ~245lbs

Does building muscle necessarily burn fat too? I mean, I already do cardio (Walking, swimming, biking), but will weight training speed up the process?
#2
I would think that any thing that burns calories would also burn at least a little fat, and when I workout I get dead tired so I would assume something is going on there.
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well generally muscle burns fat to work properly, but sticking mostly to cardio would be the best bet, then once your back into your "healthy state" more frequent lifting would be good to get "the look" going, but i doubt it would severly speed up the process.
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weight training will, from my experience, speed up the process.
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I would think that any thing that burns calories would also burn at least a little fat, and when I workout I get dead tired so I would assume something is going on there.

I always get super energetic after a good workout myself, and I can see without my glasses.
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#6
Yes it will speed up the process, muscle burns calories even white resting so the more you have of it the more calories you will burn by just doing nothing, its effectively like raising your metabolism.
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Only do compound movements for the next 3 months.

bench
shoulder press
deadlifts
squats
pull ups
bent over rows

do 10-12 reps first week
7-10 the second
and 3-5 the third week, then start with week one again.

Do weight training like this and you will destroy your fat. It will raise your metabolism way better than cardio alone and will actually increase your testosterone levels naturally when you do the big compound lifts.
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#8
if u workout still being fat the fat will hardened and it will ecome harder to lose it... run lik 5-10 km every day and swim once u lost wight go to gym
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if u workout still being fat the fat will hardened and it will ecome harder to lose it... run lik 5-10 km every day and swim once u lost wight go to gym


That is the stupidest **** I've ever heard. I used to work at a gym and I heard some dumb advice but that takes the cake.
#10
Weight lifting certainly does help. Supplement with protein if you really want to get some muscles going. Running/Cardio is great to burn fat. Read up a bit on some articles.

Beyond that, dieting, adderall and meth will all do wonders.


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Weight lifting certainly does help. Supplement with protein if you really want to get some muscles going. Running/Cardio is great to burn fat. Read up a bit on some articles.

Beyond that, dieting, adderall and meth will all do wonders.


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#12
What gym are you going to? Home gym, a good life, school gym? And what time will you be working out? I have been told that the best time to run is right in the morning because you burn more fat without food in your stomach...
#13
Weight lifting will definitely improve weight loss. As others have mentioned, higher muscle mass burns more calories even at rest.

If your starting at a gym I'd highly recommend getting one or two sessions with a personal trainer (a lot of gyms will offer an initial session for free to new members). They can help you organize a program to respond to your personal needs, teach you how to perform each exercise properly, and get the most out of your workouts. Especially with freeweights, there are right ways to do things and very wrong ways to do things that can easily cause serious injuries.

I'd also recommend checking out www.menshealth.com. They have some really great information about weight loss, weight lifting, and proper diet (i.e., eating 6 times a day).

Good luck!!!
#14
also, never underestimate the power of simple exercises like pushups and squats ect....they can really get you in shape at a low cost.
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I would suggest running or a recreational sport, but someone your size, you could just change your diet to alot of fruits and veggies and very high protein intake, with alot of water and start walking and you'll notice a great change

then you can start running and jogging when you're comfortable

I have a workout routine I can PM you AND ANYONE ELSE for that matter

it helped me burn alot of fat, along with running and stuff

Weight training does help because the more muscle you have the more calories you burn


Oh, you're already doing cardio? try and jog as long as you can, even if you have to walk and keep jogging again

I only burn about 300 calories for every 30 minutes I jog, someone like you would burn more though, so its good

just tell me if you want that workout, its the same one the Rock used to get cut for his acting career
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I would suggest running or a recreational sport, but someone your size, you could just change your diet to alot of fruits and veggies and very high protein intake, with alot of water and start walking and you'll notice a great change

then you can start running and jogging when you're comfortable

I have a workout routine I can PM you AND ANYONE ELSE for that matter

it helped me burn alot of fat, along with running and stuff

Weight training does help because the more muscle you have the more calories you burn


Oh, you're already doing cardio? try and jog as long as you can, even if you have to walk and keep jogging again

I only burn about 300 calories for every 30 minutes I jog, someone like you would burn more though, so its good

just tell me if you want that workout, its the same one the Rock used to get cut for his acting career


Sure PM that routine!
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Sure PM that routine!


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Originally Posted by TDKshorty
alright the first thing I didnt eat or a week before i worked out (i was just trying to lose alot of weight in a really stupid way- but it decreased my stomach size so i ate small portions in the long run)

my workout plan was
Decline Bench Press- low weight 5 sets of 15 reps with 30 second rests

Crunches- 10 sets of 50 with 30 seconds rests (when you lay down and you put your knees up put one leg across the other so it looks like a T and switch legs each set)

Incline Bench Press- low weights 5 sets of 15 reps with 30 second rests

Curl- low weight 5 sets of 15 reps with 30 second rests

I was on a strict protein diet. In the morning i would eat egg whites *take the yellow yolk out* and all i would drink was water
for lunch *school lunch* i would usualy eat a steak or a salad or burger but not the fries and milk *mil has lots of protein*
and i would eat lots of meat for dinner- dotn eat carbs at night b/c you dont need all of that energy

i just didnt eat any fatty foods- but once a week- usually saturday or sunday i would snack on junk food so my body would still have that stuff in it or else the healthy food would eventually stop being as effective/ *your body wont burn as much fat or sugar if you stop talking it in*

and you'll start eating more- just eat alot of protein

work out every other day or you wont see results- you can crunches everyday or some leg lifts or run or whatever.

its going to be pretty painful when you first start so about after 2 weeks start adding more weight to keep the workout efficient. and the 30 second rests are the most important part of the work out- you acnt go any higher or lower

you will be required to push yourself. low weight with high reps burns fat



Alright, now with more experience I would say to run more and eat healthier, no fried foods, no white grains, no fast food,

plenty of water, fruits (berries, pomegranates, bananas, oranges wine, peanuts, dark choc, green tea ( i drink alot of diet) plenty of fish, salmon, crab, chicken (dark meats aren't that good for you), oatmeal is really good for you, skim milk (has alot of protein and NO ONE over the age of 4 needs wholefat mlik)

I ate ALOT of peanut butter, it'll **** up your bowel movements, but it has alot of protein, healthy fat and its really filling and if you eat it AFTER a workout it keeps your metabolism from slowing down anymore

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umm if you have any questions feel free to ask, I don't really remember what all I wrote, except for all this stuff here, so it might be a bit confusing

Good luck and remember, if you want to keep your workout good, do it so it makes you happy, if it doesn't find another exercise or sport, if not, it's not worth it. It's about being a healthy person not an image
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#22
You know, thinking also indirectly can burn fat (if it doesn't burn proteins or carbohydrates first)
Basicly every activity burns any kind of organic/carbonic molecules (depending on the type of cell, etc...), and if they are related to physical activities, of course they will raise your fat loss....
Ehh...just, don't overdo everything.....
#23
If you run, make it the first thing you do before you eat, then it directly burns from the source
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So I want to start working out again. I am REALLY out of shape. 6'2", ~245lbs

Does building muscle necessarily burn fat too? I mean, I already do cardio (Walking, swimming, biking), but will weight training speed up the process?


Yes and no. Weightlifting adds muscle, which as we all know weighs more than fat and if that was all you do then you would blow up instead of shrink down. However it will also make you stronger and therefore able to do more cardio for a longer time, and with all the sh*t you do you might as well put a bigger focus on your cardio till you hit about 200 and then pile on some weight training
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#25
Diets more important, take this **** to the Body Building Thread!