I had to post here that while I am still in a deficit to lose weight to my goal, I have been lifting 3-4 times a week and doing cardio 5-6 days a week. I continue to increase the weight that I am lifting. I am 54 years old if that matters, and somehow I think it does, since logically it seems like at some point we just get too old to get 'stronger' even though ALL workouts as we get older are always good for us. And I just don't believe the pics of the old geisers who are 60+ or 70+ and totally ripped in those adds for supplements.
So, now 6-7 weeks into my weight loss program, I am lifting weights where I was at my peak 5 years ago (I keep all my records and cards).
So, is it fair to say that I am "BUILDING MUSCLE" or am I simply "Getting stronger but not building any muscle"?
I am asking a serious question here since so many of you are the pro's. It is hard to wrap my head around the idea that I am not building muscle yet am gradually increasing the amount of weight that I am able to lift. It makes me wonder if I should 'take the red pill or the blue pill'.....
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