Weight training alone has proven to aid in fat loss, with no cardio at all. Falling for the common misconception that in order to lose weight you have to cardio alone is one of the biggest mistakes you can make, can hinder your weight loss results, and can leave you looking not quite as you had hoped! Here’s why:
Metabolism and calorie burn increases dramatically for a period after weight training. Studies have shown that after a weight training workout, our metabolism can increase for up to 36 hours post-workout. Whether you’re sitting on the couch or at your desk, over a day, this can make a huge difference in calorie expenditure and fat burning potential!
Weight training will also enable you to build more lean muscle mass (tone), which basically serves as your calorie burning powerhouse in the body. The more lean muscle mass you have on your body, the healthier your internal organs will be, and the higher your BMR (basal metabolic rate). Your BMR is how many calories your body burns at rest and just to exist. Therefore, the more lean muscle you have on your body, the higher your BMR will be, and the better the calorie and fat burning results you will obtain throughout the day. Over time, with consistent effort, this will make you much more resistant to gaining weight as you get older, making it extremely more beneficial to your health.
Lifting weights also gives you an edge over gaining belly fat, stress, heart disease, and cancer. Furthermore, when you partake in resistance training, you stand a better chance of losing strictly body fat, while helping to enhance the natural curvature of your body. This leads to your clothes fitting better, a much more attractive physique, and will give you a much better looking transformation overall!
Therefore, weight training will raise your metabolic rate, promote greater fat loss, and help give you a more defined look when you do lose weight.
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