MORE EFFECTIVE FAT LOSS
The biggest advantage to weight training is your body’s ability to burn fat during and after a strength session.  Strength training has what is known as high EPOC or "Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption."  This is a fancy term for saying how long your metabolism is elevated after exercise.

Your metabolism can be raised for more than 38hrs after a weights workout.  In other words, you continue to burn calories at a higher rate than if you hadn’t done any strength training. 

 

BURN MORE CALORIES
Increasing your lean muscle mass means your body uses calories more efficiently.  Muscle burns an estimated three times more calories than fat.  Build more lean muscle, burn more calories.

 

YOU CAN’T GET “BULKY”
On average, testosterone levels in men are about 7 to 8 times as great as in women.  Testosterone is the main hormone that builds muscles.

 

BURN MORE CARBS
Lifting weights increases lean muscle which increases your bodies need for fuel during and after your workout, enhancing your insulin sensitivity.  A higher insulin sensitivity allows you to convert carbohydrates for energy rather than store them as fat. 

 

SHAPE YOUR CURVES
Spending hours doing cardio will lower your metabolic rate as your body adapts to the exercise and you lose muscle mass.  Your body weight will decrease, and so too will your lean muscle mass, whilst your body fat percentage would have increased.  Building lean muscle will give you the toned look, as you will drop body fat and become more efficient at burning calories.

 

PROTECT YOUR BONES
Osteoporosis is becoming more common in females both young and old.  Weight bearing exercises provides loading which is important for the maintenance and improvement of bone density.

 

PREVENT MUSCLE LOSS AS YOU AGE
Research shows that between the ages of 30 and 50 you will probably lose 10% of your body’s total muscle.  Weight training will ensure you keep and enhance your lean muscle mass, and deter the “middle age spread”.

 

Talk to a Fitness Instructor or your PT to find out how you can incorporate more strength training into your workout sessions.

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