Weight lost and resting days

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    Aug 19, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    This should be a quick question but hopefully some of you might know the answer to it. So I know that taking a day to rest and not work out every few days is important so you don't overwork yourself, but is it true that not letting your body rest could also negatively affect weight loss plans? That is, will making sure to rest every few days actually help me lose weight faster/more efficiently?
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    Aug 19, 2011 11:46 AM GMT
    Your body builds muscle while its resting. More muscle built equals more fat burned.
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    Aug 19, 2011 12:33 PM GMT
    Rest is essential as it allows the body time to heal itself of all the damage you did it while working out,and grow back slightly stronger and leaner.
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    Aug 30, 2011 9:38 PM GMT
    Working out and exercise lowers your metabolism during the process, then raises it during rest (higher resting metabolism).
    If you don't allow your body to rest, your metabolism will stay slow, resulting in slower - or negative - weight loss.
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    Sep 01, 2011 6:51 AM GMT
    Dude, it's counterproductive to not take a rest. And, you're in Brooklyn

    http://depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/physed/extest/BC%20Fitness%20Testing.htm


    Google "overtraining". There's a few good articles on bodybuilding dot com.

    If you have weight goals like I do, I strongly recommendHydrostatic body comp testing when starting out and to check your progress.

    In a tank of warm water, they can deduct the weight of your body, which sinks against your dry weight. Fat floats. My wet weight was 6.94lbs. They are able to calculate that I am carrying 47.85lbs of fat. 21%.

    Youtube search for videos of the actual process.

    You will burn fat faster if you build muscle mass. But, you have to anticipate the typical bathroom scale is ill equipped to accurately measure body composition.

    I get really motivated sometimes and help someone move or run a 10K on a weekend. I won't see the fruits of that labor for at least two or three days on the scale.

    I definitely don't step on the scale unless I've done a #1 and #2 on the toilet after a cup of coffee and right after I wake in the morning.

    Last, diet makes the difference. It sucks. But, it does.