No matter what your size or weight, resistance training i.e. using weights or your own body weight, is actually a great way to lose weight. When combined as a part of a program which incorporates components of aerobic exercise as well, you can achieve some great results. Resistance training will lead to an increase in muscle mass and a gradual loss of fat due to the body having a higher resting metabolic rate and burning more calories even when doing nothing. Therefore it is beneficial to add resistance training sessions to a cardiovascular based exercises program for a well-rounded body transformation.
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