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How effective is weight lifting for weight loss?

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

If burning calories: Weight-lifting burns stored fat only if the activity is using lots of calories. If one lifts a heavy weight one repetition, and then walks around chatting with friends, then not much fat will be lost. In general, if a person exercises more than he did before, but he does not start eating more calories, then his body will use stored fat to provide the energy the exercises require.

Answered 9/18/2011

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Dr. Vasu Brown answered

Specializes in Integrative Medicine

Good: Helps build muscle and endurance.

Answered 6/30/2012

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