Lifting Weights Burn Calories?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.