Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Strength Training For Weight Loss

A recent study followed dieters who lost 21 pounds from either performing pure cardio or strength training. For the cardio group, six of those pounds that they lost came from muscle; while the lifters who advocated strength training for weight loss lost almost all 21 pounds of pure fat. Needless to say, they probably fit into their skinny jeans better because of it.

Why is that the case? Strength training is the number-one way to build more muscle. And for every three pounds of muscle you gain, you can expect to burn an extra 120 calories a day without moving a single one of those muscles compared to cardio where you have to move to lose weight. So, now that we have established the benefits of strength training for weight loss, here are 6 of the best moves for maximum weight loss.

Do this all-over strength workout 2–3 times per week, leaving at least a day’s rest in between.

Each move is a “compound” exercise, meaning it targets multiple muscle groups, so you get a really big bang for your strength-training buck! Rest for 30–60 seconds after each set.

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