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Can leaving weight training result in bulging tummy?


roonie
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I wanna know if leaving weight training exercises suddenly can result in a bulging tummy. I used to be a regular though not with very heavy weight but still 20 kg+ then had to stop around 5 yrs back due to a wrist injury. Was too busy these yrs to start again. But just decided to start from a month and half back. Did it for about a mionth and then had some cramps over my body and right now again had to stop it. I guess the cramps have more to do with my long hours i the pc(am an IT professional) and not with weights. I want to know if this could result in a bulge in the tummy. I already have a somewat bulging tummy(though not much) after I stopped weight training for so many yrs. I also want to know if stopping weight training can even make one depressed. As I don't feel well mentally as I used to some yrs back (when I used to exercise regularly) without any apparant reasons. Thx in advance.


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jboldman
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if you do not cut back on the calories commensurate with the reduction in exercise you will gain weight. exercise is a well known and well documented mood enhancer. I am an it professional (of sorts) and always find time for the gym.

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natiels
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I am an IT professional also and my advice would be to continue working out while being careful with the exercises that cause you pain. Over time your pain will likely subside as your muscles begin to strengthen.

I have had pain in my wrists and elbows in the past due to repetative stress/computer related activities and when I have begun a workout regimen things usually get worse for a short period of time and then start getting better to the point of being 90-100% gone.

Who knows though...not everyone is the same, but it worked for me that way.


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liftsiron
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Posted by: jboldman
if you do not cut back on the calories commensurate with the reduction in exercise you will gain weight. exercise is a well known and well documented mood enhancer. I am an it professional (of sorts) and always find time for the gym.

jb

No kidding many weight trainers have discovered that when they discontinue exercise and continue with the same calorie consumption, they get fat.

liftsiron is a fictional character and should be taken as such.


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guijr
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Posted by: liftsiron
No kidding many weight trainers have discovered that when they discontinue exercise and continue with the same calorie consumption, they get fat.

And other elite athletes as well.

"The medals don't mean anything and the glory doesn't last. It's all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing" ~ Jackie Joyner Kersee.


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