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Posted by: mol | 2008/06/12

resistance training

can resistance help in weight loss or it is only for toning up?

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HI Mol

No, it certainly can help. It's different to cardio training, which is probably more effective for weight loss, but definitely, there is an acute effect of resistance training. The bigger impact is made on your long term weight management ability, because with resistance training, you increase muscle mass, and that means that your metabolic rate goes up. The end result is that you burn more energy, even while you are resting, and that helps keep weight off. So the combination of cardio plus weight training is likely most effective - cardio to lose weight (small contribution from weight training), and then weights to help keep it off.

Ross

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Posted by: mol | 2008/06/12

can resistance training help in weight loss or it is only for toning up?

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