Fitness and Training

Can You Burn Fat Just by Lifting Weights?

There’s no one perfect way to transform your body composition, so if cardio just isn’t your cup of tea, you might be wondering if lifting weights is a good way to burn fat. First off, know that finding what works best for you is the key to weight loss — and then being consistent about your routine.

Weightlifting is a good choice for weight loss, if that’s your favorite workout to do — and for a number of other reasons, like the metabolism-boosting effect it has on your body. But how exactly does weightlifting lead to weight loss, and how often should you do it? Will you still need to do cardio on top of your weightlifting routine?

One thing to know is that you can lose weight by lifting weights, and you’ll do it while getting stronger at the same time. That means, yes, with the right routine, you can build muscle and burn fat simultaneously.

In fact, building muscle can actually help you lose weight by increasing your metabolic rate to help you burn more calories when you’re at rest. To explore all the ins and outs of weightlifting for weight loss, POPSUGAR spoke to Tiffany Chag, MS, RD, CSCS, a sports performance specialist and sports dietitian at the Hospital For Special Surgery’s Tish Sports Performance Center.

Source: popsugar

In other news – You can Lose Weight Running For as Little as 30 Minutes

If you want to lose weight but don’t have the time or money to hit the gym, go for a run. Even 30 minutes can help you shed unwanted pounds.

Lose Weight Running

Kelly Borowiec, an ACE-certified personal trainer— especially if you’re just starting to work out and committing to cleaning up your diet at the same time. Here’s how to ensure you’re maximizing the time you do have to work out in order to reach your weight-loss goals. Learn more

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