Reasons Why Women Need To Lift Weights To Lose Fat
Updated: Aug 21, 2021
Sadly most women when they think about fat loss think the following.
“I need to lose fat,” the first associations they immediately make are two fold:
1. I have to do cardio.
2. I have to diet.
Due to this mindset, 95% of people who want to build muscle and lose fat are doomed for failure before they even start.
Without a doubt, when it comes to losing fat and building muscle, nutrition is a huge factor. As well, high intensity cardio does have it’s place. And yes, (I can’t believe I am going to say this) steady state cardio can be beneficial for some people.
However, the BIG thing that most people are missing in their fat loss equation, is lifting weights and strength training.
This is a big mistake as lifting and building muscle should be the backbone of your focus even when your goal is fat loss.
Here Are Reasons Why You Need To LIFT Heavy Weights To Lose Fat.:
Muscle = Metabolism.
You won’t build much muscle with cardio, so if you want to build muscle you have to lift.
The more lean muscle you have, the more you’re going to use calories to support everything you do. Think of muscle as the engine of your body. The more muscle you have, the more calories you will burn.
I always say to my students, “think of it this way, what burns more gas a tiny car or a big truck?”
Simple, the big truck.
So it’s important to look at how many calories you are burning 24/7 by having more muscle.
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