Looking to slim down before the holidays? I know I am. Add strength training to slim down instead of adding more cardio. Interspersing sets of body wight exercises with short stints of cardio gives you a high-intensity interval workout that increases calorie burn both during your session and up to 21 hours after.
Besides slimming down, studies show that athletes that include strength training in their routine become faster, stronger and more injury-proof.
Understand Size Vs. Weight to Track Results
Adding resistance training to your routine has been shown to increase lean body weight by one pound per month and decrease fat by one pound per month, which comes out to, zero pounds lost per month. So, don’t depend on the scale to track your progress. Instead, take measurements or use your clothes as a guide. We’d take a pound of muscle over a pound of fat any day, and if you’re not convinced, these before and after pics should do the trick.
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