Top
10
Doctor insights on: How Long Would It Take To Look Buff Again With Weight Training

Share
1

1
I've just started weight training how long till I see significant muscle mass and what foods can I eat and what drinks can I drink?

I've just started weight training how long till I see significant muscle mass and what foods can I eat and what drinks can I drink?

Patience: Building muscle takes time and effort. Depending on your age, fitness level, body composition, etc. You may see a difference within a month, but it will take 3 months or so to build significant mass. In a study of div i football players, they put on about 12 pounds in 3 months. With the increased exercise, you will need extra calories and protein, but if you overdo it, the extra gets stored as fat. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler
795 doctors shared insights

Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more


2

2
How long would it take to look buff again with weight training?

How long would it take to look buff again with weight training?

Depends: What is your baseline? If you are morbidly obese then it is going to take a lot longer then if you are just a few pounds overweight. Usually most people will see visible changes within 4 -6 weeks utilizing a combination weight training and dieting. Seeing increased muscle mass will take on the average of 2-3 months depending on nutrition and your intensity of workout. ...Read more

4

4
After a long duration of weight training like 4-5 years, if someone stops exercising, what are the ill effects, if any - mental, physical, etc.? Thnx

After a long duration of weight training like 4-5 years, if someone stops exercising, what are the ill effects, if any - mental, physical, etc.? Thnx

Stopping exercise: Relaxation of an intensive exercise program results in deconditioning with a drop off in muscle strength, overall fitness and a gain in weight. Deconditioning May occur as early as a week after stopping the exercise. Some people develop a type of psychological withdrawal reaction as well. Serious deterioration of general health does not generally occur. ...Read more

5

5
Could a person who's not very athletic/strong take weight training?

Could a person who's not very athletic/strong take weight training?

Yes.: Regardless of your athletic ability or body type, weight training can be a great way to build overall strength of your musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

6

6
How often must a 15 year old teen take a break from weight training?

How often must a 15 year old teen take a break from weight training?

Rest periods vary: When talking about rest periods, you can speak of time off in between exercise bouts, in which case 24 hrs is needed before exercising the same muscle group. There are also rest periods during various times in the season, i.e., "off" season, "in" season, "pre" season, "post" season. Workout intensity and frequency varies depending on the time of the season. ...Read more

8

8
I was exercising 3-5 days a week aerobic/weight training. It's been about a year started back doing 30 mins. How long before I can do my 60 mins?

I was exercising 3-5 days a week aerobic/weight training. It's been about a year started back doing 30 mins. How long before I can do my 60 mins?

Varies: Varies somewhat based upon your overall condition and the intensity of your workouts. It would seem reasonable if you were currently tolerating your current workouts to gradually increase to 60 minutes over 4-6 weeks and if you have no troule continue at that level. The key is gradual. ...Read more

9

9
Have a indent on my bicep from a impact how long before i go back to weight training?

Have a indent on my bicep from a impact how long before i go back to weight training?

Depends...: On whther there is any pain, tendon or muscle damage. If all of the above does not pertain, then can resume weights and continue if no pain is present. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
How long I have to wait to donate blood again(i can't wait long)and can I start weight training immediately?

How long I have to wait to donate blood again(i can't wait long)and can I start weight training immediately?

2 months: Red blood cells take 6 to 8 weeks to replenish. There are many other components of blood that replenish sooner such as plasma. However, most donation centers do not allow repeated donation sooner than 8 week. After donation it is advised to hold off on strenuous activity for a few days. If you get lightheaded or dizzy, then rest is advised and you should see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer