Many people believe that cardiovascular exercise is the only way to burn fat, while cardiovascular exercise is good for burning calories, weight training also has a major effect on not only health but fat loss. Studies have suggested that resistance training can increase your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate – How many calories you would burn if you were to do nothing but rest for 24 hours) by up to 15%, which is a good return, more resistance training = higher metabolic rate, meaning you burn more calories just sitting around!
Resistance training also helps with all round health, not only does it help with fat loss and develop muscle to give your body a better shape, it also assists with:
- the enhancement of cardiovascular health.
- promotion of bone development.
- the strengthening of muscles, which will help support joints and is effective for helping to reduce lower back pain.
- movement control, balance, confidence and performance.