Can Weight Training Cause Weight Gain?

Reasons that make you gain weight during training


The fluid necessary for inflammatory reaction obviously weighs something — which might appear on the scale. When inflammation is allowed to happen in a healthy manner, it is temporary.

If you are new to fitness — or maybe just new to a specific sort of fitness — there is going to be a good deal of adaptation happening and therefore a noticeable amount of inflammation. It should subside in a few weeks.

On the upside, your body heals these small tears, making the fibers harder than they initially were. That is how you become fitter and stronger. It is part of a procedure called adaptation.

To make these fixes, your body uses its own typical healing process, for example, inflammation phase — something that has become a dirty word in our contemporary world.

Really, their legs were getting larger, but only because increased muscle tissue was pushing out the fat, which makes the legs grow in diameter.


When you incur harm, including microtrauma, your body releases various substances commonly called inflammatory mediators that swarm the area and perform triage, causing curing white blood cells and opening up blood vessels to flush out toxins and debris. There is so much going in that region that it swells up, or inflames.

Another less-likely reason you are gaining weight is that you are building muscle faster than you are shedding fat.
The most likely reason that your scale tightens upward is inflammation. It causes tears in your muscle fibers when you workout. This is known as microtrauma and it is why you are feeling sore after a workout.

The general consensus at the fitness community is the most weight somebody new to fitness will gain in muscle is about two pounds per month, but that is not a hard-and-fast number.
Once that fat burns — which it does if you keep at it — thick thighs will give way to a toned set of gams.

Needless to say, keeping your diet healthy and allowing for sufficient rest and recovery will help accelerate your system to less inflammatory phases of recovery, but the primary key is to keep calm and continue.

On more than 1 occasion, I have assisted women that are frustrated because they believed their new exercise regime was creating their thighs fat.