weight training weight loss

Many people concerned about losing weight believe that weight training harms the process of weight loss, because although there is a loss of body fat percentage, there is also an increase in lean body mass (muscle mass) and may not show weight loss on the scale. Lose weight healthily does not necessarily lose weight but increase lean body mass and decrease fat, which is what the weight is.

When you do aerobic exercise, your body burns a lot of calories, however, when you stop exercising, your metabolism slows down, and the burning of calories falls. In addition, aerobic activities are not good to promote muscle gain.

With the weight lifting is different!

Weight training speeds up the metabolism of your practitioner, promoting the burning of fat by the body. Although, in the weight training you do not burn fat as an energy source, there is a process called gluconeogenesis, which is the use of fat to replace the calories lost during training. With the accelerated metabolism, you continue burning fat long after physical activity. Lifting gives you a better burn during exercise too: doing a circuit of eight moves (which takes about eight minutes) can expend 159 to 231 calories. That’s about what you’d burn if you ran at a 10-mile-per-hour pace for the same duration.


We have seen that weight training increases lean body mass. This accelerates metabolism lean mass from 17 to 25 times more than the mass of fat. Thus, the higher the muscular mass, the faster will be its metabolism and its energy output.

Have you noticed that athletes from different sports practice weight lifting? Runners, football players, volleyball players, among many others not only practice your sport itself, the weight training is always present in the preparations. This is because weight training can improve your performance in any aerobic activity, as the work force acts primarily as a protective factor of the joints.

 The joints are surrounded by muscle, so that the more strengthened, best will act to stabilize the same. This can prevent a lot of injuries, especially in the joints of the knees, hips and ankles, which generally are those that receive the most impact on an aerobic activity.

Undoubtedly the weight training make you lose weight more than aerobic exercise, but it does not do miracles. That is why it is important you also include aerobic exercises in your routine, after all, they are great fat burners too. A program suited to your needs, biotype and fitness, making it an indispensable evaluation and monitoring of professionals prepared to serve you and always maintain a balanced and healthy diet.

Tips for weight lifting safely:

The weight training helps you lose weight and provides many other health benefits, however, you need to take some care with this type of physical activity.

  • The weight training requires effort, however, you should not overdo it. Respect the limits of your body, so you lose weight without harm to health.
  • Do not make weight on their own, always follow the guidance of a competent and experienced professional.
  • When you start doing weight training, explain to the teacher what your goals are (gain muscle, lose weight, get healthier).
  • Before going to the gym doing weight lifting, it is important to undergo a medical evaluation.

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    By: Amanda Branco

    My name is Amanda Branco and I help people achieve their dream bodies! Whether you’re training for a competition, looking to lose weight, bulk up or get defined, I can make it happen!

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