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Member intro: Muscles with fat

I am female, 5'7" and just shy of 200 lbs. A couple of years ago, I started kettlebell training and workout 4-5 times a week. Put on 20 lbs. of muscle, maybe more, and am really strong as a result. Still, the fat just lies there on top of everything. Just heard about this approach from a fellow kettlebell user and it makes a lot of sense. I'm looking forward to results and will keep you posted!


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Thanks for sharing your background and your goals. We are here for you so please use us as resources if you ever have any questions! Welcome to the site!


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Welcome, I wish you much success with this. It's a great site that really helps keep the motivation up, and everyone is really helpful. That's quite the work out with the kettle balls. So now, once the fat starts to melt off, you will have gorgeous muscles underneath, and an incredible strength.

I can totally understand. I trained with a Pilates Master for a year and thought that I would have a ballerina body. Although I looked much slimmer, I was gaining muscles under the fat. Now it's time to lose the fat. Having lost 9.5lbs thus far, I was wondering whether to start the kettle ball swings, but I know that my body has a tendancy to bulk up. After reading your post, I think I might wait for the kettle ball.


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I'm a bit lower in weight/height (5'4.5" and 129 lbs) but have the same problem. I did crossfit for a year and built a lot of muscle, but I didn't get lean. As a result I just looked bulky and NOT how I wanted to look.

I'm doing SCD with light exercise such as sprints, yoga, and a bit of KBs to get a lot leaner and will then go back to focusing on building muscle once it will actually show and not be hidden by fat!

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