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Positive Effects of Weight Training

By Roserighter @roserighter
Positive Effects of Weight Training
Add 20 minutes weight training sessions,3 times a week to supercharge your workout. Working out with weights is effective at burning fat and calories, building muscle and reducing inches inches, especially off the waist.

The Positive Effects of Weight Training
The healing of the stretched muscle is one things that makes weight training so effective. When you do weight training, it is actually tearing the muscle tissue. It is the repair process that helps the muscle become stronger. The after burn is another reason it works so well at burning fat. Long after you finish lifting weights, your body stays in that fat burning mode. Muscles burn more calories than fat or other body tissues. For each pound of muscle you add, you will burn an additional 50 calories per day. While that might not seem like it would make a big difference, it does add up. You can either allow yourself extra food on your heavy training days or use the calorie defect to lose weight faster. The more oxygen you take in, the more fat you will burn off, regardless of the physical activity you choose. Why should you choose weight training? The benefits are huge. You can lose more weight, reduce your waist size, reduce your risk of obesity related illnesses, reduce your risk of injury, improve your flexibility, better handle everyday tasks, tighten your skin to prevent sagging from weight loss, decrease your BMI, lower your cholesterol, improve your mood and gain confidence.
The Problem with Weight Training
Weight training can't replace cardio. However, when you combine weight training and cardio, the result is faster weight loss and more inches lost. Weight training is a short-lived activity for some people because the initial effect can be a weight gain while you add muscle and your body adjusts to the new activity. You will likely see a difference in how your clothes fit and the circumference of your waste, hips and thighs, but the results will not show up on the scale right away and that is how many people judge their weight loss success.
Tips for Effective Weight Training If you are a beginner, it's best to find a qualified trainer to show you the ropes. Form is so important and learning to do the exercises incorrectly can lead to injuries, if not ineffective training. Always skip a day between resistance workouts to allow muscles to repair themselves. Warm up before resistance training and stretch afterward. Use slow, rhythmic movements for best results. Jerking motions are ineffective for training purposes. Increase your weights and repetitions as they become easier to do. Work only large muscle groups during your weight loss phase. These are the muscles that burn the most fat and can easily be built up. Work smaller muscles to tone and tighten your body once weight loss occurs. Always make your workout about quality over quantity to get effective weight loss results. When done properly, weight training allows you to lose inches fast to see results almost immediately and boost your metabolism to burn more fat and calories every day.

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