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Does weight training help to reduce fat?
(June 27, 2008)

Lose Weight With Exercise  

Obesity or overweight leads to deposition of fat stores in the body. This occurs when the intake of food is greater than the expenditure of energy. This can lead to a number of consequences that can affect the health of the individual. It is very necessary to reduce the fat stores in the body. This can be achieved by having a healthy diet, by doing regular exercises and behavioral modifications.

Exercise and diet do hand in hand. It is possible to reduce the fat content by performing specific exercises regularly. Weight training can be helpful in such cases. Weight training can be helpful in maintaining the physique, health and initiating fat burning.

As people believe weight training doesn't lead to larger or bulky muscles. It will help in toning and strengthening the muscles. Weight training is useful in burning fat stores in the body. This is done by increasing the lean muscle mass, the muscle mass can burn the fat, increasing the body's metabolic rate and thus the energy expenditure is enhanced. This can reduce the fat stores and thus improve the weight control.

For fat loss, it is not necessary to go to a gym. Buying barbells and dumbbells and bench and performing weight training exercises in home regularly can also be useful. Aim at doing weight training exercises 2 to 3 times a week. For beginners, do not perform heavy and strenuous weight training exercises. Do these exercises according to your capacity and potential. A visit to gym or help of physical trainer will help us in providing an idea about which exercises are useful to reduce fat. Specific exercises are available for reducing fat at specific points.

Basic exercises like squats, barbells, back extension, dumbbells can help in burning the fat. Thus proper weight training sessions can help in reducing the fat depots without adding bulk to the muscles until and unless the person is consuming heavy caloric diets.

Submitted by A M on June 27, 2008 at 07:35


Weight Training for Fat Loss

Fat loss weight training calls for aerobics and weight training, in addition to a good diet. Aerobics or cardio exercises are helpful as they are fat burning. The metabolic rate increases, thereby decreasing the weight. Increasing the mass of the muscle automatically cuts of the extra necessary energy.

Weight training and weight lifting in particular increases the metabolism in a significant manner, even much after performance of the activity. Burning of fat and caloric continue much after your visit to the gym. Weight training involves all the areas, namely, biceps, arms, back, legs, shoulders, forearms, hamstrings and calves. With a fat loss diet, it proves beneficial. Avoid saturated fats and Trans fats. Fried foods and other junk foods are avoided. Drink adequate amount of water for flushing off the toxins and to combat dehydration.

Enhancing the muscle automatically puts down the level of fat. Even the resting metabolism or the amount of fat and calories burnt at rest is high when the amount of muscles is high. They are metabolically active. Increase the number of meals to 6 per day. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are completely abstained from. Visit a nutritionist for an individualized diet help.
Submitted by E L on April 18, 2008 at 04:07


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