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How can you get stronger while losing weight?
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
5 doctors agree
In brief: Endurance training
Need resistance training to be strong.

In brief: Endurance training
Need resistance training to be strong.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Exercise, do weights
The human body adapts to the challenges it meets, so a person's muscles get stronger if they are exercised, especially against resistance or with weights.
This strengthening occurs regardless of whether the person is gaining weight, losing weight, or staying the same. With walking, running, biking, etc., he moves his body weight. In weight training, he challenges his muscles with heavier weights.

In brief: Exercise, do weights
The human body adapts to the challenges it meets, so a person's muscles get stronger if they are exercised, especially against resistance or with weights.
This strengthening occurs regardless of whether the person is gaining weight, losing weight, or staying the same. With walking, running, biking, etc., he moves his body weight. In weight training, he challenges his muscles with heavier weights.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
In brief: Lose fat/gain muscle
If you eat a well balanced diet (don't eat more than you can burn off), and add weight bearing exercises/high resistance training, you can lose the fat and gain muscle/strenghth at the same time.
Most overweight folks are heavy because of extra fat, not exra muscle. So, if you do it right, you can have both. Consult a nutritionist and a personal trainer if you need help. Best of luck to you.

In brief: Lose fat/gain muscle
If you eat a well balanced diet (don't eat more than you can burn off), and add weight bearing exercises/high resistance training, you can lose the fat and gain muscle/strenghth at the same time.
Most overweight folks are heavy because of extra fat, not exra muscle. So, if you do it right, you can have both. Consult a nutritionist and a personal trainer if you need help. Best of luck to you.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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