Weight training is the most commonly overlooked component of fat loss, especially among females. It is a very important component in achieving your fitness goal whether you are male or female. Weight training will create a need for the body to preserve or increase lean muscle tissue. This is important because calories and fat are only burned by muscle tissue. Therefore, the more muscle you keep or gain (depending on your goal), the more calories and fat you can burn. Additionally, the act of training with weights burns a tremendous amount of calories and can increase your resting metabolic rate (the amount of calories you burn while at rest). Weight training actually has a greater effect on your metabolism than cardiovascular exercise.
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