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WJLA, October 03, 2012

Weight training: The key to weight loss for women?

We have been conditioned to believe that hours logged on the treadmill are the keys to successful weight loss getting in shape. Cardio exercises are a necessary part of a balanced workout regimen, but weight training is essential to fighting that flab. Take a look at why you should incorporate weight training (at least twice a week) into your exercise routine.

Weight lifting can help you burn fat, for longer

Weight training burns fat while you are lifting those weights, but it also increased your metabolic rate for up to 48 hours, since weight lifting building builds metabolically active muscle, which means that your body will burn more calories even at rest--more than running does.

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