If you are willing to put in the extra effort you can lose considerably more weight a lot faster by adding resistance training to your weight loss program.
Lifting weights will help to burn body fat quicker than aerobic exercise which is something that a lot of people don’t understand.
Aerobic exercise for an hour or so will burn more calories than lifting weights for the same hour however weightlifting gives additional benefits after that hour that aerobic exercise doesn’t.
After resistance training your muscles need to repair themselves and in doing so this process burns even more calories so you are getting the benefit of the calories that are burnt during the exercise combined with the calories that are getting burnt as the muscles are getting repaired.
There is also another benefit that is obtained by weightlifting and resistance exercise and that is the fact that you will be building up muscle mass.
Now many women get concerned thinking that they are going to look like a female version of Arnold Schwarzenegger but not only is this unlikely, without the use of steroids it is impossible particularly for a woman.
Muscle burns fat and by building up your muscle mass you are creating a fat burning machine that will help to use up excess body fat throughout the day.
This is why people who supplement their weight loss programmes with suitable resistance training will reduce fat and get considerably better results in less time.
You also get the additional benefits of becoming fitter, improving your heart and your bones and it also has a positive affect on your mental attitude and to some people just feeling better about themselves can solve a lot of the reasons why they overeat in the first place.
You don’t have to lift excessive weights for this to work as even light resistance training will be an added benefit to your weight-loss program.