There is a misconception that weightlifting will make you bulky. A lot of women who want to lose weight avoid dumbbells, which is not a smart move. But what is the truth? Is strength training going to help you get fit and lose weight? The answer is simple. Yes, it will. Strength training should be an integral part of your exercise routine, and you will get the body you have always wanted. But what can you expect? How does it work? There are multiple questions which need to be answered.
3. More Muscle is Good
There is a not so common phrase that says “the more muscle you have, the more fat you’ll burn” and this is a valid one. The body needs calories to maintain muscle and the more you have, the more calories you need to take to maintain it, which means that your body requires more energy. Having muscle burns calories, which is why you need more muscle – to burn extra calories.
And the good thing is that not only will you be burning the calories when you are using the muscles. According to certified personal trainer Heather Neff “You’ll be burning fat while you sleep just for the fact that you have the muscle to maintain.”