Gaining Weight? Maybe it isn’t Your Fault: No Weight Training

weight (2)Sasha Gumprecht comes from a long line of runners–her family ran–she was the captain of her cross country team–then she ran to burn off a few extra calories which never really worked.

“I eventually spent two hours a day working out just killing my body, you know, running around white rock lake or different parts of the city,” Sasha recalled. “I wasn’t noticing myself feeling any better or my clothes fitting any differently.”

All that running, five miles, ten miles, half marathons–her body composition was stuck in the same spot.

“The increase in distance didn’t make a difference in my body.”

Until Sasha went to Crossfit214 in Dallas where she started weight training; like a lot people she thought it might be counter-productive.

Tyler Nicholson said he hears it all the time.

“It’s a hard sell off the bat,” Tyler admitted. “Especially with some of our female population, they’re reticent to lift weights, they don’t want to get big and we really have to play the trust card.”

Tyler said it’s not so much about losing weight but rather burning fat and weight lifting ignites the fire.

“The way weight lifting relates to burning fat is weight lifting can cause a gain in lean muscle mass and lean muscles mass is your metabolic engine,” Tyler said. “If you add a little bit of lean muscle you burn calories even just sitting around, even when you’re not exercising.”

Sounds pretty good, right? Pretty soon Sasha noticed something different–and not what you would think.

“I’ve seen, I guess numerically the same weight that I did before when I was running half marathons but I’ve noticed all of my clothes fit differently,” Sasha said with a smile. “All my tops, I have to get taken in for alteration and what not.”

And her jeans from high school fit better than ever. Sasha got exactly what she wanted without losing or gaining weight.

“I’ve gotten to the point where the number does not concern me at all,” Sasha said.


4 Comments to “Gaining Weight? Maybe it isn’t Your Fault: No Weight Training”

    sarahj said:
    August 7, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    It's articles like this that should push people to start leading a healthy life style by eating right and following a good fitness program! I followed a book (Yes a book!) that helped me turn to a healthy life style.

    Honestly people should give it a shot before going to pills / medicine. Can’t find a
    review anywhere on it but here it's called The Weight Loss Formula

    It’s a decent book and should really be looked into, there some great tips on there
    too for leading a healthy lifestyle.

    Essy said:
    September 28, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Weight training helps build muscle which burns more calories at rest than fat. One very good reason to lift weights.

    Steven James said:
    October 9, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Weight training is so effective when it comes to losing weight. I know people who just lift 3 times a week and are in amazing shape.

    I've had a lot of success with weight training as well. It's helped me lose 20 lbs. I learned the value of weight training from Classic Body Now. Its a great read. I've been able to stick with strength training program for about a year and half now and I've gotten results better than ever. I've been using the Classic Body Now program for about a year and a half now and its great! Its a very simple and flexible program that allows you to be consistent with your diet and exercise. If you're interested in the program, you can read more about it by checking out

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