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Can you lose fat by weight training?

While doing cardio can help your fat-loss goals, in a lot of ways weight training is more effective and will also give you a more toned body shape. While lifting weights can help you build muscle mass, that muscle mass will in turn help you lose fat mass.

5 Strength-Training Tips For Beginners That Will Make Your Workout More Effective

  1. You can start with just your bodyweight.
  2. Begin with two days a week and build up.
  3. Prep your muscles before you start.
  4. Pair an upper-body move with a lower-body move.
  5. Aim for 15 reps and three sets per exercise.

Researchers have found that lifting light weights for more reps is just as effective for building muscle as lifting heavy weights for fewer reps. ... “Heavy weights aren't always the answer.” Truth: Vary your workout by mixing in heavy weights, light weights and bodyweight exercises.

Which is better cardio or weight training?

A cardio workout burns more calories than a weight-training workout. However, your metabolism may stay elevated for longer after weights than cardio, and weight lifting is better for building muscle. Thus, the ideal exercise program for improving body composition and health includes cardio and weights.

Can you lose belly fat by lifting weights?

When you eat 500 to 1,000 calories fewer than you burn daily, you should lose between 1 and 2 pounds per week. All of these pounds won't come from your belly, but you'll eventually see a reduced midsection. Pair weight training with high-intensity cardio exercise to further accelerate belly fat loss.

Is it better to lift weights or do cardio first?

The majority of fitness experts will advise you to do the cardio after the weight training, because if you do cardio first, it uses up much of the energy source for your anaerobic work (strength training) and fatigues the muscles before their most strenuous activity.

Is lifting weights better than cardio for your heart?

Lifting weights protects against heart attacks and stroke more than running or cycling, a study suggests. Both types of exercise improved key measures of cardiovascular health but weightlifting was more effective. ... Activities such as running or cycling only reduced their BMI – but not by as much.

How many reps should a beginner have?

Three to four sets of eight to 10 reps is a good range, Trink says. Start off closer to 3×10 (three sets of ten reps, which is about the same as you were lifting before) and every six to eight weeks, subtract reps and add sets. “The lower-rep range will force your muscles to adapt to the heavier weight,”

Is it OK to lift weights every day?

Lifting weights every day can hurt your goals to gain muscle and get leaner. When you strength train, you create micro tears in your muscles. Your muscles grow and strengthen when you allow these tears to repair. Targeting the same muscle groups with a daily lift denies your body this rebuilding process.

20th Feb.... Training Update

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I'll come back with some photos of my progress... If you have any recommendations for home gym equipment, I'd love to find out more. Just get in touch!