Does Lifting Weights Burn Calories?

When we think about burning calories, we're usually looking for something special and difficult that will ensure that we use up that ice cream we ate last night. But it turns out that everything you do, from typing on the computer to using your brain to breathing requires the use of calories. Your heart is a muscle that uses calories to keep beating. So we all need calories and we're all burning calories all the time. The problem is that most of us eat way more calories than we need, and we end up eating calories that are hard for the body to break down and use, so we end up storing them as fat instead.

Lifting weights is one way to strengthen muscles and use energy. Lifting weights, when done correctly and consistently, burns a lot of calories. Many people find that they can gain muscle and lose fat if they start a weight lifting routine, even if they only lift weights two or three times per week. The trick will be to figure out just how much weight you should be lifting to get the maximum calorie burning benefit. If you lift too much weight, you won't be able to do many reps. The more reps you do, the more calories you're burning, and the more lean muscle you'll be building.

When you just lift huge amount of weight, you don't work out for as long as when you lift less weight. Of course, you can also lift too little weight and the workout will be easy. You'll still burn some calories, but not as many as you could be burning. Finding the balance will be critical to getting the most out of your time at the gym.

And of course, no matter how many calories you burn while lifting weights, if you continue to eat lots of calories, especially unhealthy calories from processed foods and snacks, you won't be doing yourself any favors. Lifting weights will burn calories, but if your goal is to get into better shape, you'll also have to take care of your body by eating a healthy diet.

If you start to lift weights in an effort to burn calories, you may find that you're much more hungry than if you don't do anything at all. Instead of eating foods that are highly processed, snack on fresh vegetables that are satisfying to your body and easy to use for energy.








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