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How is weight training help me lose fat?

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Dr. Adarsh Gupta
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Boosts metabolism: Weight (or strength) training is very importnat to lose fat. A weight training workout boosts metabolism for the whole day and helps build lean muscle. Muscle is metabolically active - it needs fuel - and therefore helps you burn more calories all the time which helps with fat (as mentioned in faq 1).
Dr. Audie Rolnick
41 years experience
Burn calories: Weight training tends to burn more calories than cardio.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Add cardio.: Strength training will not help you lose too much fat. Add cardiovascular exercise to your routine to make your strength training more effective and to add the fat burning benefit.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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