This article does a good job of summarising some of the benefits of lifting weights to help achieve your weight loss goals. http://www.msn.com/en-au/health/fitness/why-more-cardio-is-not-better-for-weight-loss/ar-BBwaIbz
There is a misconception that if you are looking to lose weight than cardio should be the sole focus of your workout plan. If you ask any experienced personal trainer, resistance training and correct diet are much more effective than cardio vascular training when it comes to losing weight. It is true that than during cardiovascular based workout you are going to burn more calories as it is an aerobic exercise, but weight training based workout plan will actually lead to more calories burned over 72 hours as your body will go through the recovery process. Ideally one should aim to include both cardio and weight training components to be included in any workout plan regardless of the overall goals, as that is a much more holistic and balanced approach. Most personal trainers will take that approach as their base line while emphasising on achieving your health and fitness goals.
It is unfortunate fact of life that correct diet is crucial in achieving any long term weight loss. Regardless of the workout plan that you might follow, you simply won’t be able to burn as many calories as you are eating if your diet is unhealthy. In most cases just making small adjustments to your diet will be more than enough to help you lose weight. However, in some instances you might need to use services of an experienced dietician to set out a more structured diet plan and weight loss goals.
Idealbody4life Personal Training team always provides our clients with an easy to follow eating plan, to help each client achieve their health and fitness goals. If there is a need for a more in-depth consultation, Idealbody4life Personal Training team has a fantastic network of nutritionists and dieticians that are ready to assist with any further dietary needs.
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