time when you saw the results of fitness training

  • hornyy_rabbit

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    Oct 08, 2013 10:58 PM GMT
    Hey guys.

    I just wanna know when you started to see results from your fitness training results visible.

    I mean when was the time when you realized that you are considerably more muscular than you were.

    When was it? After 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, year, two?

    Don't write me in general that it depends... I want to hear YOUR experience.

    Thanks!
  • An0n12

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    Oct 09, 2013 2:38 AM GMT
    I started weightlifting June 2008 and by November 2008 I'd gained 20lbs of muscle from beginner gains, copious amounts of food, and good training. I came out of the sauna at my gym one night and looked in the mirror after washing the sweat off my face and did a double take, needless to say I was really happy and wanted oh so so much more.
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    Oct 09, 2013 3:01 AM GMT
    For me, I had to lose a bunch of weight first. So 100 pounds down, I was doing some weight training, but on equipment in the small fitness room at work and no trainer. I saw small results, but my focus was more about cardio and losing fat.

    Then I hired the trainer and within a month or two started seeing results - for me my arms and shoulders happened the fastest. Which I liked. My chest was the slowest to come along.

    Now, once I get my leg recovered enough, it's back to the drawing board for me. I am looking forward to it.
  • Lincsbear

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    Oct 09, 2013 3:07 AM GMT
    The running showed results in about a month, with greater stamina, weight loss,and a trimmer, more muscular lower body.

    The weight training took longer, several months, to show results: broader shoulders, flatter chest, stomach, and bigger arm muscles, etc.

    Interestingly, the change I really noticed was how a bad case of eczema on my arm disappeared within a month of beginning the exercise. It had been there for years and had resisted all treatments(moisturizing, two types of medical creams, a non-dairy diet, etc.)

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    Oct 09, 2013 5:23 AM GMT
    results within a month ...with the right food and the right trainer ;)
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    Oct 09, 2013 5:57 AM GMT
    It only took me a week, but my body has always reacted to things quickly.
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    Oct 09, 2013 2:40 PM GMT
    Enough on my own to draw a lot of attention, particularly from my gym's personal training staff, within 5 months (-80lbs fat, +8lbs muscle).
  • in_this_corne...

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    Oct 09, 2013 2:57 PM GMT
    I'd say 3 months from when I started a really dedicated and consistent lifting schedule.

    Then I hit a plateau and needed to mix it up and shock my body. Then I continued to see changes.

    It's very easy to fall into a comfort zone and maintain. I had to switch it up and I continue to switch it up.
  • in_this_corne...

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    Oct 09, 2013 2:58 PM GMT
    And maybe a bit faster if you really get disciplined on diet. That is key.
  • Destinharbor

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    Oct 09, 2013 3:16 PM GMT
    I started noticing muscle tone at about six months but didn't really notice obviously larger muscle mass until about two years. But I started when I was in my forties so you should get results quicker both because you're lean and also because you have higher testosterone levels.
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    Oct 09, 2013 4:14 PM GMT
    It was 2 tmonths for me - after starting a 3-times weekly weight lifting / swimming work out program - before I started noticing how buff I was getting. I was in high school, & wanted to make the water polo team, but I was a tall, skinny bean pole, and the coach took a chance on me. - putting me on a tough program and diet designed to put muscle on my lean frame. I never forgot the first big compliment I got after going through the first two months of my work out routines. I had been away from school during the summer packing on muscle by lifting & swimming,. When I got back to school, a guy I considered an absolute stud - a water polo God - came up to me saying, "Oh my God - you look better!" I've stayed with that work out plan all these years - with changes to mix it up - and have taken very good care of myself, so I'm very happy (and lucky) to look & feel great in my 50's.

  • Oct 10, 2013 12:28 PM GMT
    I've been working out hard in the past 3 mo, I'm sore all the time, I've been sleeping 8 hours and eating all I can but still haven't put even 1 pound. What's up with that.
    I've been counting my calories and I'm always on the surplus. I guess 3500 per day still not enough.
  • pandx970

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    Oct 16, 2013 8:38 PM GMT
    I saw some good results at 8-10 weeks. icon_biggrin.gif Also, within a month of focusing on weight loss through better diet, saw some great results. icon_biggrin.gif
  • deep388

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    Oct 17, 2013 1:08 AM GMT
    I'm about 5 weeks into my weight training after a vigorous 6 weeks of reducing my bodyfat to a certain level and now I'm bulking. It's going well so far, more pics to come. It'll take sometime, but I am feeling confident already in how I look.
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    Oct 17, 2013 4:41 PM GMT
    I will def. say that it matters on the individual's genetics, consistency, and knowledge of application.

    If you're healthy and your hormones are all in place I would say 4 weeks you should start seeing some results.
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    Oct 17, 2013 4:48 PM GMT
    Felt it first, always feel for it first!