Lift Weights to Lose Weight

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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

Do you work out with weights? We would love to have you share your routine with us.

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Mon, 12-31-2012 - 1:37am

cmkarla wrote:
<p>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!). </p>

I knew that muscle burned fat, but I've never read the statistics before.  Interesting!

Thanks, Karla!

:) - Karen

 

 

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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 9:00am

Yeah muscle burns a lot of calories.  I am currently doing my weight training program that I did before I got pregnant.  Its an awesome program and really works.  Since I gave birth I have lost 34 lbs.  I gained 23 lbs with my pregnancy so I have lost quite a bit from my prepregnant weight!

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Sat, 01-26-2013 - 12:26am
Fantastic weight loss, Tammy! ((((HUGS)))) - Karen

 

 

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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 9:20am

Herea re arelly nice and most informative post. I am totally agree with you and wants to appreciate you taht you share thispost here with us. According to me you should take low fated food and also take some exercise with that. It is most important to stay healthy and also a good way to weight loss.

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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:24pm

Hi and welcome to the board!  I'm glad you joined in the discussion, and I hope you'll come back to see us again!

:) - Karen

 

 

 

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Sun, 09-01-2013 - 8:02pm

I found a exercise training ap for my phone has a trainer and different exercise plans to do anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes.

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