Do you step on a scale the day after you weight train and see a jump in pounds? Don't get discouraged! Weight fluctuation is normal with weight training. Here's why.
When you train your muscles, it causes mini tears in them, which is how muscle growth occurs. This is where the possible muscle soreness and the fluid retention in the muscle happens. It may last for a few days. But don't stop lifting because of it! Your body is adjusting to the muscle growth and fat loss. The number on the scale will be deceiving. Focus on inches lost. One pound of fat is larger in mass than one pound of muscle, which is compact. When your clothes are fitting looser too, that's a more reliable sign that you're reducing your fat percentage and increasing in lean mass.
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