Trying to Lift Weights and Shed Excess Body Fat? Follow These 5 Expert Tips to Get There
When you just start out lifting weights, you may have a lot of questions about how to make the most of your strength-training routine. The good news is, if you're trying to shed fat and tone up from head to toe, weightlifting is the right way to invest your time.
"Weight loss is a simple principle based on a healthy caloric deficit," explained Ridge Davis, personal trainer in West Hollywood, CA. "Weightlifting raises your resting metabolic rate, which simply means the amount of calories your body burns in and out of the gym increases," he explained. According to Ridge, if you spend one hour lifting weights, you "will increase the amount of calories you burn the entire day, making it easier to stay in a caloric deficit."
This will help you burn the most fat throughout the day. So let's get to work! Follow these five tips to help you get the most out of your weightlifting routine.