It’s time to stop thinking about cardio as the only way to burn fat. If you want to get lean, you need to lift weights. Lifting weights will make your body more efficient at burning fat and help build muscle at the same time.
Lifting weights will increase your metabolism. This means that you’ll be burning more calories throughout the day.
You may have heard that lifting weights is “better” than cardio, but why? It’s because weightlifting targets your muscle fibers in a way that cardio can’t. When you do aerobic exercise (like running), you’re targeting your cardiovascular system—the heart and lungs—and not really working out any other muscles besides those required for movement. Lifting heavy weights, however, works all of the muscles in your body: your arms, back and legs; even core muscles like abs are getting hit hard when doing a heavy workout with dumbbells or barbells! When pushing heavier weights it’s not uncommon to burn more calories per minute than if you were just to take a stroll in the park.
Full body Complex movements require more muscle recruitment
Full body complex movements require more muscle recruitment. This means you will be burning more calories, building more muscle and increasing your testosterone levels. When you perform a full body complex movement, you are using multiple joints to move the weight through space while using as much of your entire body as possible. It recruits all major muscles groups in one exercise which increases the amount of overall muscle mass used per rep and therefore burns more fat than isolated movements do.
Building muscle will burn more fat
Lifting weights will make you burn more calories. Not only that, but it will also help you build muscle mass and keep your existing muscle tissue strong.
Muscle is metabolically active, which means that it uses energy even when you’re not moving around or exercising. That’s why building muscle will help you burn more fat while sitting or sleeping at night.
Muscle tissues are also insulin sensitive—they can use the glucose in your bloodstream to produce energy without storing any extra fat—which makes them a particularly good choice for anyone with insulin resistance (diabetes). This means that if you have diabetes and want to lose weight using steady state cardio, then this type of exercise may not be ideal because it would require too much food for most people with diabetes to eat throughout the day!
Using a balance of Strength and conditioning is optimal for fat loss
Lifting weights is a great way to burn fat, but it’s not the only way.
Strength training will help you lose weight in three different ways:
- By increasing your muscle mass and metabolism so that you burn more calories at rest.
- By speeding up your metabolism post-workout, by as much as 15 percent for up to 48 hours after exercise (depending on how intense it was). This means that even though you won’t be working out while you sleep, your body is still burning calories faster than if you hadn’t worked out at all.
- The biggest benefit of strength training comes from its impact on insulin sensitivity. Insulin helps us absorb sugar from our bloodstreams into our cells so that we can use it for energy—but if we don’t use this sugar for energy immediately (i.e., we eat too many carbs), then some of the excess gets stored as fat instead (or converted into fat). That’s why people who eat too many carbs tend to get fatter over time despite exercising regularly—because their bodies are constantly storing those excess carbs instead of using them for immediate energy needs!
There are many benefits to lifting weights for fat loss. Lifting weights will help boost your metabolism, build muscle and burn more calories throughout the day. Using a balance of strength and conditioning is optimal for fat loss because it will be easier to stick with your program when you’re not doing endless hours on an elliptical or treadmill! If you want to stay strong while shedding pounds then follow these tips! Give us a shout if they’re working out 🙂