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How effective is weight lifting for weight loss?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
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In brief: Good

Helps build muscle and endurance.

In brief: Good

Helps build muscle and endurance.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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