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A 49-year-old member asked:

Might heavy lifting burn fat while still building muscle mass?

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Dr. Mark Sterling
32 years experience
Diet and exercise: Are the key. Watch your calories, increase your baseline metabolism by working out; this increases muscle mass and you'll burn more calories. And maintaining a positive nitrogen balance by eating enough protein is also important for building muscle mass. Don't expect miracles overnight, but set a reasonable goal to look better in a month and go from there.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013
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