Burning Fat Through Weight Training


In general, people w?ll practice cardiovascular activities and forget ?bout weight bearing exercises when ?t ??m?? to burning fat. Many trainers w?ll sa? that aerobic exercises burn ?ff fat and weightlifting ?? ?nly u??d to build muscle bulk. This statement is not ?nt?rel? correct becau?e the m?r? muscle mass on? acquires thr?ugh weight bearing exercises, th? m?re h? w?ll burn fat calories…even ?t rest. We s?? ? growing trend from cardiovascular training t?wards weight ?nd strength training.

According to a study by the Fitness Products Council ?nd Sporting Goods Manufacturers, the number of people lifting free weights h?s increased 76 percent ?n the past decade. Right now, weight lifting ?s ?mong the m?st popular sports ?n North America. This change ?s for the b?st b???use cardiovascular activity combined with weight training w?ll result ?n mu?h m?r? effective fat loss. Cardiovascular exercises will raise muscle metabolism dur?ng th? activity ?nd for ? short time aft?r the exercise session.

Weight lifting exercises, on th? ?th?r hand, will raise y?ur muscle metabolism dur?ng th? exercise session, and for a long time ?ft?r th? exercise session. Some high intensity trainers h?ve ev?n s??n their metabolism rise for s?v?ral days f?llow?ng their training session.
Performing adequate weight training exercises should limit your repetitions anywh?r? from 1 to 20 (more ?r less). Such resistance on muscles w?ll make their tissue leaner ?nd stronger. The muscle development will t?ke place during the rest period follow?ng the resistance training. Therefore sufficient rest periods ar? essential.

Whether ?our goal i? t? tone ?r build muscles, it ?s important t? know wh?t ha??ens dur?ng the muscle training process. When lifting weights, muscle tissues ar? torn apart (at th? microscopic level) fr?m th? stress, and ?t’? in th? recuperation period th?t ?our muscles become stronger ?nd therefore ?bl? to support the extra stress. Usually th? recuperation period required ?s 24 t? 48 hours ?fter th? weight lifting activity.

During the recuperation period, the muscle metabolism i? st?ll burning energy, ?nd th?t’s wh?n ?t’s time to perform cardiovascular activities. Carrying ?ut high repetitions ?f th? same movement will tire the body on ? d?ffer?nt basis. Combining low repetition exercises (weight lifting) with high repetition cardiovascular exercise w?ll stress muscles ?n ? complementary w?y t? increase the total fat burning effect.

Anybody wh? debates the fact that weight bearing exercises don’t help people lose weight ?nd fat ?h?uld lift weights for ?ne hour ?nd ?e? the?r heart rate g? thr?ugh the roof. Simply lo?k at athletes who specialize in short, intense bursts of energy ?nd y?u still se? th?t the? ?r? very low ?n body fat.

The point ?s t? combine ? weight lifting routine with a good cardiovascular workout t? increase muscle metabolism ?nd total fat burning ratio.

An important factor t? cons?d?r when trying to lose weight ?? th?t lots ?f muscle mass c?n be lost a? ? result. As muscle mass will k??p y?ur metabolism high, try t? avoid quick weight loss thr?ugh miracle diets or starvation. This weight loss will be regained just ?s quickly. Instead, opt f?r ? gradual fat loss routine by combining weight training ?nd cardiovascular activities, ?nd allow muscle mass t? build u? ?nd increase ??ur metabolism. Results m?y tak? ? littl? longer, but they will l??t f?r ? longer period ?f time.