Thursday, April 8, 2010

Heavy Lifting=Effective Weight Loss

You're aware that you're lifting weights on a regular basis. But with each session, have you ever been nagged by that all-too-annoying question of whether you're lifting enough weight or not? Unsurprisingly, you're not the only one with this problem. Many people are left in the dark when it comes to lifting weights. And more often than not, study has divulged that most of us don't lift enough of it to gain the maximum weight loss benefits. In fact, we hardly lift enough weight to encourage good muscle growth.

By now, you must already know the importance of losing fat in raising your metabolism. Without the former, it would be hard for your body to achieve the latter. Despite this, however, are you aware that muscle also plays an important role in helping our bodies lose fat? With10-20 calories burned for each pound of muscle, it stands to reason why doing strength training—lifting weights to develop more muscles—is a good, healthy way to achieve weight loss. Apart from this, strength training gives us these added benefits: increased metabolic rate, a leaner body, improved balance and stability, stronger bones and connective tissues, as well as improved self-confidence.

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