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How long does it take for overweight people like me to see my muscles appear after several workouts?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The amount of time needed to see muscle definition in overweight people is higher since excess fat drives down testosterone, the hormone that helps with muscle mass.
Also many people lose muscle mass with weight loss since they are not dieting well; recommend continue working out, eat protein, low carbs and drink lots of water.

In brief: Depends

The amount of time needed to see muscle definition in overweight people is higher since excess fat drives down testosterone, the hormone that helps with muscle mass.
Also many people lose muscle mass with weight loss since they are not dieting well; recommend continue working out, eat protein, low carbs and drink lots of water.
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Dr. Mehdi Qamar
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It takes sometime

You will not see results immediately.
Depending on previous physical condition it may take several weeks to months. Persistence is the key. Although , you start benifiting right away and the process of fat loss and muscle building starts right away. Be persistent as exercise is the best way to improve your health and physical outlook. Stay away from shortcuts including commercial diet plans etc.

In brief: It takes sometime

You will not see results immediately.
Depending on previous physical condition it may take several weeks to months. Persistence is the key. Although , you start benifiting right away and the process of fat loss and muscle building starts right away. Be persistent as exercise is the best way to improve your health and physical outlook. Stay away from shortcuts including commercial diet plans etc.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 3-6 weeks

You should start seeing changes within 3-6 weeks.

In brief: 3-6 weeks

You should start seeing changes within 3-6 weeks.
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