Weight training for weight loss and more

June 3, 2015 9:00 AM

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Weight training for weight loss and more

If you are losing weight solely by cutting calories, as much as 25 percent of what you lose could be muscle. That’s not good considering muscle is your body’s calorie-burning machine.

Healthy lean muscle burns calories even while you are at rest. Studies show that the average woman who strength-trains two-to-three-times per week for two months swaps 3.5 pounds of body fat for nearly 2 pounds of muscle; on average, for every pound of muscle you gain, you burn 35 to 50 more calorie...

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