Scale is up morning after lifting.

Does this happen to anyone else? I'm actually up .6 pounds after lifting yesterday evening. Doesn't happen when I do cardio, only lifting. Just hoping I'm not the only one.
I don't have a whole ton to lose and the weight always comes off VERY slooowwww....so just wondering.

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  • sardelsa
    sardelsa Posts: 9,812 Member
    Yes this is normal.. water retention in the muscles for repair. I actually gain 2-3lbs when I lift regularly that stays unless I take a break.
  • mmapags
    mmapags Posts: 8,934 Member
    This happens to almost everyone. Water weight pulled into the muscle tissue for repair. Also, .6 of a lb could be anything. It's not a variable worth worrying about. You weight won't be the same everyday for a variety reasons, food transit, water weight, sodium etc. In the last week my weight has fluctuated as much as 5 lbs. What is important is a trend over time.
  • mbaker566
    mbaker566 Posts: 11,233 Member
    perfectly normal. even happens with cardio. or yardwork. or anything that makes your muscles have need for repair
  • jemhh
    jemhh Posts: 14,261 Member
    My scale is up or down every day. It's normal and nothing to be concerned about.
  • TR0berts
    TR0berts Posts: 7,739 Member
    Normal.

    Not only that, but it's a normal variation. I put on about 3 lb of water weight as of yesterday. This morning? Back down to where I was a couple of days ago.