A 38-year-old member asked:
how effective is weight lifting for weight loss?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience 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 on Sep 18, 2011
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