21 December 2013 thumb Weight Training for Weight Loss

Hmm… weight training for weight loss. Nice ring to it eh? But not exactly what we’ve become accustomed to.

Your typical weight loss program couples severe caloric restriction with numerous trips to the gym to hop, run, cycle, treadmill, skip, or dance your way to weight loss. But there’s a serious problem with this model – one that weight training for weight loss doesn’t have.

Here’s the scoop…

Some website resources here:

Webmd health:  Better Health Better Information.

HealthGuidesDaily:  Health Guide website aims good valuable articles related to health and medical.

Mayo Clinic: Clinical experts provide current medical information.

Now go on this article, yes, you can lose weight by doing aerobic activity. Good news? Not really. Here’s the problem…

Aerobic activity isn’t too critical about what weight it is you’re losing. In fact, a greater percentage of lean body mass (muscle) is sacrificed on a diet that couples caloric restriction with aerobic activity. And that’s bad.

Why?

Because lean muscle mass (unlike fat), always burns fuel in the form of calories (even at rest). The more lean muscle you have, the higher your metabolism, and the more calories you burn while sitting on the coach watching your favorite TV show. Weight loss, you see, is not always a good thing. Weight loss may mean water loss, lean muscle loss, bone density loss – all of which are undesirable. The only good weight loss is FAT LOSS!

Now here’s where weight training for weight loss comes in…

Weight training is a powerful weight loss activity – much more powerful than any aerobic activity. Doubtful? Let me explain…

Weight training not only protects lean muscle mass – it builds it. This requires additional caloric requirements, since the body must repair the muscle you damaged by building new muscle. This is done not while you’re working out (contrary to popular belief), but later, while you’re resting.

And where, I hear you asking, does the body get the energy to re-build damaged muscle? Yup, from your fat stores.

And there’s even better news…

Once that new muscle is built, it requires additional calories at rest, and your metabolism raises proportionately. As you continue to work out, you can see how this gains momentum and works exponentially in your favour.

There are two other VERY powerful reasons why you should consider weight training for weight loss. They are…

Testosterone, and Human Growth Hormone. Both have very powerful anabolic (muscle-building), and fat burning properties. And both are released when you work out with weights.

If you’re interested in learning more about weight training for weight loss, I invite you to investigate my ebook, “The Ultimate Fat Burning Diet Primer”…