Is there any point..

In doing sit ups and squats etc while I'm still far from my target weight? I have at least 3 stone to lose so right now is there any point doing all the muscle work or should I wait until I am closer to my target weight?
Thanx

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  • thunder1982
    thunder1982 Posts: 280 Member
    Body weight exercises help preserve muscle which will give you a better look when u get to goal than if you don't preserve muscle.
  • MsAmandaNJ
    MsAmandaNJ Posts: 1,248 Member
    It's never too early to work your core, it makes everything you do so much easier.
  • BeastField
    BeastField Posts: 463 Member
    Yes its worth it! As people above have stated, when you are losing weight, its not just fat. If you are not maintaining your muscles (through weight/strength training, core like pushups, crunches, etc), then as you lose the weight, you could also lose strength.
  • GauchoMark
    GauchoMark Posts: 1,804 Member
    yes, don't wait.
  • MiniMansell1964
    MiniMansell1964 Posts: 188 Member
    You can be thinner

    Or

    You can be thinner and fitter

    You decide
  • BrianSharpe
    BrianSharpe Posts: 9,249 Member
    Definitely keep up with strength training.
  • canadianlbs
    canadianlbs Posts: 5,199 Member
    i have a friend who's medically obese and started doing bodyweight stuff a few months ago. because me and my weightlifting obsession. she asked me for info and then kept being all shy about how her stuff 'wasn't much' 'compared to' what i was doing . . . but the thing is, just by doing an air squat she's already lifting about 10 pounds more than i've ever had on a barbell.

    do eet do eet. you're already way stronger then you even know. don't waste it by letting it wither while you get free of the fat.
  • Missbright14
    Missbright14 Posts: 57 Member
    Thank you every one. I will make sure I get some time on the weights xx
  • jessiferrrb
    jessiferrrb Posts: 1,758 Member
    i'm still 40 pounds from goal but i only wish i had started with strength training sooner! the scale losses have slowed down, but not stopped, i am seeing changes even beneath the remaining fat, my running has improved as my legs have gotten stronger and best of all i feel so much better about myself and the things i can do now that i never thought i could.
  • Therealobi1
    Therealobi1 Posts: 3,261 Member
    I agree with the others. I exercised right from the start and never looked back. It was difficult being unfit and heavy but you feel so accomplished as you get fitter and see improvements
    Good luck
  • jennybearlv
    jennybearlv Posts: 1,519 Member
    i'm still 40 pounds from goal but i only wish i had started with strength training sooner! the scale losses have slowed down, but not stopped, i am seeing changes even beneath the remaining fat, my running has improved as my legs have gotten stronger and best of all i feel so much better about myself and the things i can do now that i never thought i could.
    This is what I love about fitness! I have well over 100 lbs until I'm a healthy weight but I feel amazing because I can run, lift heavy, and do things that thin people do. Fitness goals are a great motivator when that goal weight looks so far away. OP, you are going to love yourself for doing that muscle work.
    i have a friend who's medically obese and started doing bodyweight stuff a few months ago. because me and my weightlifting obsession. she asked me for info and then kept being all shy about how her stuff 'wasn't much' 'compared to' what i was doing . . . but the thing is, just by doing an air squat she's already lifting about 10 pounds more than i've ever had on a barbell.

    do eet do eet. you're already way stronger then you even know. don't waste it by letting it wither while you get free of the fat.
    That moment I realized I was squatting the weight on the bar plus my extra 150 lbs. Whoa! I'm all about them big girl squats!
  • firef1y72
    firef1y72 Posts: 1,579 Member
    i'm still 40 pounds from goal but i only wish i had started with strength training sooner! the scale losses have slowed down, but not stopped, i am seeing changes even beneath the remaining fat, my running has improved as my legs have gotten stronger and best of all i feel so much better about myself and the things i can do now that i never thought i could.

    This could so be me talking. The weight loss might not be as fast or dramatic, but I'm feeling so much stronger and body is changing so much since I started lifting heavier.