Weight Training for Fat Loss
Weight Training for Fat Loss
Lifting weights won't make me lose fat, it'll just make me big and bulky won't it ?
This is something we hear all the time . The simple answer is NO! Weight training has been proven to be one of the most effective ways of loosing fat.
Recent research has shown that regular resistance (weight) training can increase your Metabolic Rate by up to 15%. Hours after completing a intense weight lifting session your metabolic rate will be increased. So in theory you'll be burning calories long after you've left the gym and are sat on the couch recovering and watching Come Dine With Me !! As we get older your metabolism slows down, therefore increasing risk of weight gain so intense weight training sessions 3 times a week will really help combat this
It's important that you understand we haven't once metioned the words lose weight, that's because you might not actually lose a great deal of weight , but what you will lose is body fat! Muscle weighs more than fat so instead of measuring yourself on the scales wht not measure yourself by how your clothes feel or by your refelction in the mirror.If you follow a strict intense weight training regime 3 times a week then you'll definitely notice that your body is becoming slimmer and more toned in a matter of weeks. Cardiovascular training like running on a treadmill or sitting on a stationary bike is fine , but it needs to be done with an intensity where you are shocking your body. Ever seen those people who are on the treadmill for what seems like hours everyday and they are plodding along at the same pace, well althrough they will be burning caloires,a toned figure is what we are after ... shock your body!!!
Is Weight Training Ok for Women?
Yes ! Lots of women are worried about lifitng weights because they think it'll turn them into Arnold Schwarzenegger overnight . The fact is that this won't happen. Women have lower levels of testosterone in their bodies, which is a really important factor in muscle growth . This means that lifting weights won't cause them to develop a butch physique. It'll help you achieve those toned arms and legs that'll make you look great in your little black dress.
Start by choosing a full body training workout . Check out our Body Blitz workout .This workout is designed to hit all of your muscles on different days. Done properly and with the right diet and most importantly, rest days, your body will become toned and lean .... Good Luck and TRAIN HARD!!!
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