Resistance training impedes weight loss myth


Well-Known Member
4 Jul 2011
Weight training is a great add-on to cardiovascular exercise because it helps maintain muscle mass, boost metabolism and reduce fat. After age 20, our metabolic rate can decrease by around 10% per decade. This is primarily due to muscles shrinking with age and decreasing use.

In addition, we lose both fat and muscle during weight loss, so relying on an eating plan without upping exercise levels will mean a greater loss of muscle. Weight training can help you keep the muscle while you lose the fat. Particularly on the upper body which isn't exercised much by walking, jogging or cycling etc.