Building Muscle with Strength Training
Strength training not only burns fat and calories, but it also help you build muscle. Building muscle helps burn more fat by increasing your metabolism, making your body more efficient. In fact, for every three pounds of muscle you gain, you can expect to burn an extra 120 calories a day without moving a single one of those muscles! But don’t you worry, contrary to what some people may think, building muscle does not make you “bulky.” In fact, muscle mass is much more dense, taking up less space than fat, which means the more muscular you are the less bulky you’ll be!
Don’t Stop Cardio Training!
This does not mean that you should stop cardio training, by no means! Cardio training provides many benefits for you according to the Mayo Clinic. This includes strengthening your heart, boosting your mood, keeping your immune system strong, reducing cholesterol and maintaining mobility as you get older. Cardio training also helps burn calories, which will result in weight loss. It’s just that combining cardio training with strength training will help you lose more weight quicker, as strength training with cardio burns more fat than cardio alone. Plus, strength training will help you keep the weight off!
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At Max Fitness Baton Rouge, we want you to achieve all your health and fitness goals! This is why for every new member, we purchase you a personal training session with one of our certified personal trainers. Learn more about personal training or get started today with a free 7 day pass. Call us at 225-768-7150 with any questions, we will be happy to help you!