1. Building and maintenance of lean muscle will boost metabolism, or what I call "the engine of life." More muscle means more energy (i.e., calories), is expended both during a workout and throughout the course of your day.
2. Fat burning is what I call a "systemic phenomenon." Your body will burn and or gain fat where ever it has the propensity to do so depending on hormonal profile, genetics, stress, sleep, body composition and other factors.