Strength Training for Weight Loss

Can putting on weight really mean you lose fat?

By Paul "Batman" O'Brien 

B.A., N.C.E.H.S., Dip. Acu., Cert Clin. IMed., Dip. Adv. OBB, Dip. CHM, Pn1, PN-SSR, PN-NCA, M.AFPA., M.C.Th.A.

Strength Training for Weight loss? Seems a bit mixed up right? I mean strength training is developing muscle tissue and becoming stronger – and muscle weighs more than fat so how can this help you lose weight? When most of my clients come to me asking to lose weight I ask them very specifically, WEIGHT OR FAT? You see weight loss – that’s easy. Don’t eat and you’ll lose weight. The problem is you’ll get very sick, and when you go back to eating properly you pile on fat. Now Fat Loss - that’s a little trickier, but possible none the less. There is my little secret…

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And I’m going to share it with you. The best way you can get the body you want is to work with me 1-to-1 through online personal training. I can design a comprehensive, personalised strength training program for to get you the results you want. Click Here to learn more. It shocks most people when I first tell them. But it’s true. Strength Training for Weight Loss works. If you put on more muscle tissue, you will lose fat overnight and in your sleep, and you will keep losing fat. It’s awesome. You see muscle is a metabolically active tissue and burns more calories than fat. In fact 1 lb of fat burns only 3 kcals a day. 1lb of lean muscle tissue on the other hand burns 75kcals a day when doing nothing! This means that if you only add 5lbs of muscle you can burn an additional 25-40 lbs of fat a year doing nothing! Imagine 40lbs of fat gone. No Aerobics, no spandex, no looking, like an idiot. So what’s the catch?

Well you have to train hard and eat properly. I’m not saying go on a diet because it’s not. In fact chances are you’ll end up eating even more! You’ll be eating far more tasty nutritious and healthy food. And yes you can still indulge your sweet tooth. 

Sound like a plan? 

So what does Strength Training for Weight Loss involve? Luckily I answer this question in great details on this website. Check out the articles page here for a list of free resources and guides on Strength Training. The Basic idea is this – you lift weights. Now this can be weights at home, in a gym or even your own bodyweight (yep, push ups are strength training – simple and free).Combine this with Isometrics – if you don’t know what that is check this out… - Isometrics means you contract a muscle without moving. Finally put all of this together with a delicious diet, providing more than you can probably eat, (because you have to feed those muscles you are building!) and you’re set. Welcome to a whole new you.

Oh and one more thing about Strength Training for Weight Loss, you’ll need to buy new clothes. Have fun.

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