There are several very important reasons why strength training is good for weight loss – but most people have never heard of them.
For the longest time, the benefits of strength training seemed to pale in comparison to cardio for weight loss.
Now we know that was a HUGE mistake.
The former logic was that:
- Cardio elevates your heart rate and requires energy, thus burning calories and resulting in weight loss, AND
- Lifting weights just causes muscle gain (and, if anything, will make you look bulky)
But this just goes to show that strength training has looooong been misunderstood. And it’s time to get the facts straight.