Losing Weight and Gaining Strength
Is it possible to gain strength while losing weight?
Yes. In fact it is possible to make impressive strength gains while losing an impressive amount of weight.
Last year I began experimenting with powerlifting. At this time I also dedicated myself to a strict eating plan, having gained significant weight after the birth of my second daughter. Over the course of 120 days, I lost nearly 60 pounds, while bumping my bench press up 90 pounds.
I also began experimenting for the first time in my life with the deadlift. It went from 365 to 505 pounds. I was also squatting 40 pounds more than I had ever squatted before…and all at the age of 40.
But I am not alone.
Powerlifting vet Mike Wolfe lost 76 pounds while boosting his bench press nearly 25 pounds. …read more.