Lift Weights to Lose Weight
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|Thu, 12-27-2012 - 10:14am|
From iVillage Health: While cardio exercise does help burn calories, strength training should also be an important part of any weight loss workout plan. Studies show that a pound of muscle burns anywhere between 25-50 calories per day. Now that may not sound like a lot, but if you add just five pounds of muscle, you can torch up to 250 extra calories a day (that’s about 26 pounds lost in just one year!). Since muscle burns more calories at rest than fat, developing lean muscle mass helps boost your metabolism, meaning you’ll be burning calories long after you’ve finished exercising. A Beginner's Guide to Strength Training
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