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Women Should Lift Weight to Lose Weight

Women Should Lift Weight to Lose Weight

Women Should Lift Weight to Lose Weight
Ever look at your favorite female celebrity and think you’d kill for a
body like that? Would it shock you to know that the women you envy
didn’t obtain their bodies by simply running or hitting the stair
climber?The sad truth is that many women who are trying to get into
shape find a lot of differing (and often wrong) opinions on the best way
to approach their goals on fitness. Many of these are perpetuated by
other women who heard it from someone else and not from scientific fact.
Unfortunately, it is a long held belief that just doing cardio is the
best approach and that a woman has no business lifting weight like a
man. Ever look at the weight area versus the cardio area of a big box
gym? See the trend? However, contrary to popular belief, cardio isn’t
necessarily the best way to burn calories and body fat, but in fact
resistance training has been proven to significantly increase overall
effectiveness of your workouts. In fact resistance training has been
shown to not only burn calories during the workout, but also lead to
additional burnt calories after your workout is complete. There is a
term known as EPOC or “excess post-exercise oxygen consumption” which
simply means that your body requires extra calories-calories that
typically come from the breakdown of fat stores and free fatty acids
moving into the blood stream and burning off. That’s the goal right, to
burn off unwanted fat? This is the way to do it!Additionally, with the increase in muscle mass from your
resistance training you should see an increase in your resting metabolic
rate due to the fact that the human body requires more calories to
maintain muscle mass than it does to maintain fat. This means that even
while at rest your body is burning more calories than before.

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