Depends on how fat you are.
But if you use low resistance (meaning dumbells aroung 1 - 3 kg) /high reps and don't consume too much protein (and refined carbs) afterwards then you'll lose weight.
I made a mistake on lifting weights too much + squats + lunges then consume milk, eggs and red meat (Atkins diet) AND slept afterwards thinking it would help shed of the fat fast by gaining muscles (I wanted a shotcut). Well, the fat disappeared but I gained muscles, muscles and more muscles around the calves, biceps, vastus medialis and upper inner thighs. They have never slimmed back. I don't think they can be slimmed back.
Unless.... I starve myself for a weeks and do almost nothing, the muscle would shrink a bit (I think its muscle atrophy since there's leftover flabby muscles that were never there before). Unfortunately i don't have the luxury to do that continuously...I'm a student. I can't perform w/out food.
I've always been thin but since I've screwed around with my exercise regime and diet (ate pasta at least twice a day, everyday for a whole year and gained 5kgs o_O... I didn't know they were fattening. Grrr.. ) Quite abnormal since I usually gained less than 0.5 kgs per year, I ignored the sudden weight gain thinking I could lose it any time when I exercise. My original weight (before cream pasta happened) was 47 kg.. now struggling to maintain at 51 kg. I am 5'3" of height.
My advice is... start with small weights and limit your food intake (within reason). Do high reps and low resistance workout. Don't forget the cardio.
Experience. Stay away from cream pasta. I learned it the hard way. Also if anyone has a solution on shrinking muscles without screwing up my metabolism, please msg me. I gain muscles way too quickly.
· 1 decade ago