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  • True or CW Crap?

    Is it true when you exercise/workout water goes to those muscles to repair/hydrate?

    Here is the deal: I have not changed in my eating habits.. very strict. So I work in the yard this weekend (lots of heavy lifting, walking, squatting etc) the scale is showing I gained!!! WTF? I am eating right and moving soooo what gives? It can be building muscle and muscle weighs more, yada yada because I have not been at it for long.
    Karin


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    I can't speak on the science of it but in my neurotic CW days I learned to weigh myself only in the mornings after non-workout days because that's when I was lightest. If I do a heavy workout and then weigh myself the next day, I will always be a 1-1.5 lbs heavier than my normal.

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    • #3
      I experienced this weight gain after yard work every time I did heavy yard work. It is a combination of dehydration and muscule retaining water when breaking down, so the water balance is all out of whack. Yard work tends to involve odd and unusual muscules that rarely get targeted by even the compiund movements, and normally it is hot out, you do a few hours at a stretch, as opposite to the under 1 hour to 1 hour in the gym, and let;s face it, drinking liters of water is highly inconvenient between the dirty hands and restricted access to the washroom (take off dirty clothes/boots, go to the house... meh.)

      So, don't step on that scale for a day or two yet.
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      • #4
        I unfortunately am a scale fanatic and yes, I am always up a couple of pounds after LHT days.

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        • #5
          Heavy exercise will typically make you retain water. If you lift heavy regularly, you probably won't notice a weight gain because you're constantly in that "mode". However, if you normally only do light jogs and walks and then all of a sudden you start sprinting, benchpressing and deadlifting, yes, your "weight" may go up.

          Weight is pretty meaningless. I suggest you get a fabric tape measure so you can keep track of the inches on your waist, arms and thighs. That'll give you a much more accurate representation of fat loss. Weighing yourself regularly will only drive you crazy. I recommend a weigh-in once every month or so.
          Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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          • #6
            more than a couple of pounds.. try 5 Craaaaaaaap
            Karin


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            • #7
              At your weight range, 5 lbs is within the water retention window; I am 125 lbs, and I retain as much as 3 lbs. (It is known to be as high as 10 lbs). Please, hydrate, eat well, and do not worry about it!
              Last edited by Leida; 09-07-2011, 06:21 AM.
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              • #8
                The scale.

                Get off of it.

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                • #9
                  Recently after a long hike I weighed and was down a couple of pounds, mostly from sweating it away. The next day I was up 5 pounds. a couple of days after that I was back to where i was before the hike.
                  Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                  • #10
                    please to throw scale away. thank you.
                    "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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                    • #11
                      Are you getting fatter? Are you getting stronger? Do you feel sore? Are you not sleeping enough? These are the questions to worry about.

                      I weight myself with the scale everyday, and I look at the numbers as what they are: weight, not body composition. I find numbers on variance and long term trends interesting because I am a mathematician, but I do not worry if I am up or down 5 pounds. The real truth is in the mirror and during the day. If my abs start to disappear or random parts start jiggling on their own, then I'll worry about body fat. If I struggle with energy or when doing something I know is within my bounds, I'll worry about getting more to eat.

                      Remember, cortisol aids weight gain, so just relax.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by athomeontherange View Post
                        more than a couple of pounds.. try 5 Craaaaaaaap
                        I have gained 15lbs in a day after doing a carb up (usually about 300g). Quit worrying about it so damned much. It does nothing but fuck with your head.
                        People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by scotchncoffee View Post
                          Are you getting fatter? Are you getting stronger? Do you feel sore? Are you not sleeping enough? These are the questions to worry about.

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                          not fatter..stronger-eh not sure about that, sore-this morning YES , not sleeping enough- terrible issues there I am trying to solve
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by IcarianVX View Post
                            I have gained 15lbs in a day after doing a carb up (usually about 300g). Quit worrying about it so damned much. It does nothing but fuck with your head.
                            alright-alright-alright Aaaarrrrhhhhggggg!!!
                            Karin


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TigerLily View Post
                              please to throw scale away. thank you.
                              now when you say away.. is that away away or just put away.. I have never been without a scale..oh dear
                              Karin


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