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    I'm talking about if you have a considerable amount of weight to lose (or have already done so) ....did you wait until you trimmed down some before you incorporated strength training, yoga, pilates, etc....or did you do it all together?

    And what were your results if you waited, or if you incorporated all of these into your weight loss plan?

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    I incorporated strenght training/aerobics from the beginning. Initially, I was discouraged because the weight wasn't going anywhere (because fat was turning into muscle - which weighs more). But by being consistent (and that's key), the weight came off. I did it slowly and it took over a year for me to lose the weight and for me to get to the weight I wanted to be. Good luck!

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    I did it altogether and it actually helped to burn the pounds off faster. Remember that having muscle helps your body to burn fat faster! Just get to it!

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    I have to agree with two previous posters....since I began incorporating weight training into my workout regime I have seen more consistent and drastic results. Of course you think.....whats the point of having muscle under this flab (well, at least I do :-? ) but it really does help to change the shape of your body. Its amazing how you may keep some punds but the way that they've shifted you look slimmer and have lost inches

    I would definitely weight train as to tone and not build bulk, and right now I am still trying to balance this out, but it definitely helps move along the progress!!

    Good luck........smooches and blessings
    ~Chocol8

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    As much weight as I have to lose I am doing it all together and it seems to be helping out a lot. I knew I needed more motivation to lose this weight, then just changing my diet. Now I have that muscle under that fat thing that was mentioned before. I gotta agree...it did make my shape look diffrent. Good Luck!

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    JUMP RIGHT IN IT GIRL!....despite the MYTHS that people try to write in stone, incorporating strength training will NOT make you bulk up or gain more weight and look BIGGER!....(you may show a lil weight gain for muscle is heavier than fat) but you will lose inches...also we know that more muscle helps burn fat faster!

    (one would have to spend countless hrs in the gym and lift like those folk over in the free weights area constantly to look like one of them)

    you can start by simple weights in the home. do various arm workouts (alternating days) do weighted squats on other days. just get to MOVING!

    i am starting my 21 day challenge december 10th MY BIRTHDAY only because it is approximately 21 days before the end of the year...i want to start my 2004 off already in the habit of my morning workout routines (the arm work outs and weights..etc) along with an evening workout consisting also of walking at least 2.5 miles

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    When I first started going to gyms years ago, I was told to do cardio/aerobic stuff for a few weeks before beginning weight training.

    PS: Muscle doesn't turn into fat, just like skin can't turn into bone and fat can't turn into skin.

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    PS: Muscle doesn't turn into fat, just like skin can't...

    Muscle weighs more than fat. The more muscle you have, the more fat you're going to burn. Muscle can't turn into fat. However, if you're over fat or have a high body fat percentage, the fat covers up the muscle tone/definition thus giving the illusion that muscle turns into fat.

    I'm currently SUPPOSE to be doing my own regimen with a combination of weights, pilates, aerobics but I haven't done that in a month. My eating regimen consists of 5 small meals a day.

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