I Just Started Working Out; Why am I gaining weight? (via Bangkok Personal Trainer)

Everyone starts out in the gym and wants to lose weight. You start with your trainer and a week later you jump on the scale and you’re upset because your weight has not gone down, but up!! Immediately you’re ready to strangle your personal trainer and throw him or her under the bus. Why are you gaining weight straight away when you start out at the gym? There are a few answers to that question and they’re not all as bad as you think. I’ll start by saying that anytime you start a training program, throw out the scale to start and focus on getting great workouts and feeling great. Give your training 4 to 6 weeks to measure results before jumping to conclusions.

I Just Started Working Out; Why am I gaining weight? So you’ve just signed up for a membership at your local gym, or you just began working with a trainer, but after the first two weeks you get on the scale and realize that you’re a kilo heavier. What’s going on? Well first of all, if you have a trainer I’m sure he or she has told you to stay off the scale. Time and time again as fitness professionals we find ourselves locked in battle with the treacherous scale as people obsess over weight instead … Read More

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About Rich Thurman III B.Sc, MA, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Rich has a Bachelors of Science in Physiological Science from UCLA and a Masters of Sports Management from USF. He is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association, (NSCA) as a Personal Trainer (CPT) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is primary author of The Fitness Library and writes for various other publications, including the San Francisco Police Officer's Association. Rich is the founder of Xodus Fitness, which offers Fitness Consulting & Personal Training, Urban Body Transformation Bootcamps, Corporate Wellness. Rich also conducts Workshops and an annual lecture at the San Francisco State University Kinesiology Department. Please feel free to contact through any of the links below to inquire about professional services or opportunities.

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