5 Forgotten Factors Strength Training Improves Fat Loss - MartyStrength

5 Forgotten Factors Strength Training Improves Fat Loss

Are you trying to lose fat but feel like you’ve hit a plateau? Are you tired of doing endless cardio and restrictive diets with little progress to show for it? If so, it may be time to incorporate strength training into your routine.

Strength training is often overlooked when it comes to fat loss, but it can actually be a powerful tool to help you achieve your goals. Here are five forgotten factors that highlight how strength training can improve your fat loss efforts:

1    Increased Metabolism: Strength training can increase your resting metabolic rate, which means you’ll burn more calories even when you’re not working out.

2    Muscle Retention: When you lose weight, you typically lose both fat and muscle. Strength training helps to preserve muscle mass, which is important for maintaining a healthy metabolism.

3    Improved Insulin Sensitivity: Strength training can improve your body’s ability to use insulin, which can help regulate blood sugar levels and prevent excess fat storage.

4    Hormone Balance: Strength training can help balance hormones like testosterone and estrogen, which can affect fat loss and muscle gain.

5    Increased Energy Expenditure: Strength training requires more energy than cardio alone, which means you’ll burn more calories during your workouts.

Incorporating strength training into your routine doesn’t mean you have to start lifting heavy weights right away. Bodyweight exercises, resistance bands, and light dumbbells can all be effective tools for building strength and improving fat loss.

So, if you’re ready to take your fat loss efforts to the next level, consider adding some strength training to your routine. Your body will thank you for it!
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– Marty

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