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Resistance Training and weight loss

Can Resistance Training Help with Weight loss?

Can resistance training help with weight loss? Resistance or strength training is classified as ‘anaerobic exercise’ and is the type of exercise that enhances power and builds muscle mass.  There are many different methods of strength training, the most common of which are weight and resistance exercises such as lifting weights, using resistance bands or using your own body weight. Emerging evidence suggests that resistance exercise is capable of boosting your overall calorie burning. Muscle burns energy, even at rest, because it is ‘active’ tissue (versus fatty tissue which is not active tissue). Therefore, increasing your muscle:fat ratio gives you a higher resting metabolic rate, so you burn more calories at rest as well as during planned or incidental exercise. A study published in the Journal of the American...