Benefits of Weight Lifting for Weight Loss
By Dane C. Fletcher
There are many people who assume that aerobic exercises are the only kind of exercises which are going to make them lose weight. That is the reason why many overweight only jog and perform cardio exercises in there attempt to burn fat. In order to lose weight you should also focus on weight training. Apart from helping you burn fat, weight training will also help improve your health and state of minds as well.
When you lift weights your body produces feel good hormones which are needed to make you feel good about yourself. If you want to improve your overall health you need to lift weights. When you lift weights you are less likely to develop sarcopenia and osteoporosis. These two terms represent loss of body mass and loss of bone strength respectively. There are other health benefits of weight lifting which include reducing your chances of developing cardiovascular exercises and diabetes.
You should avoid taking steroids if you are trying to lose weight. When you take steroids your body is going to experience numerous side effects as a result of hormonal imbalance.
In order to burn fat you need to strike a balance between weight training, cardio exercises and proper diet. Your diet plays a role in losing weight and you should avoid starving yourself. When you starve yourself so that you can lose weight you are going to gain weight instead. The reason is because when your body goes into starvation mode it starts to burn muscles instead of fat so that it can be able to preserve energy. When this happens your body metabolism slows down as a result of the depleted body muscles. A fast body metabolism is needed if you want to lose weight.
In order to increase your body metabolism you need to train using progressive resistance technique and compound movement exercises. Progressive resistance training helps you prevent hitting a bodybuilders plateau. Using progressive resistance training technique also helps you prevent injuries when you are training. You should perform compound movement exercises such as dumbbell exercises so that you can be able to achieve fast muscle development. Compound movement exercises will help you train more than one muscle group at the same time hence you will be able to achieve fast muscle development
Weight training exercises are very important in order to lose weight. When you lift weights you will be able to lose weight permanently. People tend to concentrate on aerobic exercises more that weight training exercises when they are trying to lose weight. Although aerobic exercises will make you lose weight, weight training exercises are the best exercises to lose weight since the loss in weight will be permanent. When you lift weight you are able to increase your body muscles. The increase in body muscles is going to increase the rate of your body metabolism. When you increase the rate of your body metabolism you will be able to burn more fat since your body is burning more calories.
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