Weight Lifting For Weight Loss – The World of Health and Fitness

Weight lifting for weight loss is a very talked about subject in the world of health and fitness. Essentially the idea is to lose weight whilst at the same time get stronger and increase muscle mass. Before I go any further I want to clear something up, you cannot turn fat into muscle, you cannot ‘tone’ certain muscle groups. So can you loose weight and gain muscle at the same time? Technically speaking no, however when you first start off this can happen, at least for the first few weeks anyway.Weight lifting for weight loss is just another way of losing weight. In terms of your routine there is nothing in particular that you should be concerned with, there is no magical rep range that will burn more fat! You are concerned with calories in vs calories out, so pay close attention to your diet. You should treat your routine as any other routine.It is always worth while to add in a bit of cardio, whilst a good weight lifting routine and a clean diet can go a long way, sometimes to burn those few extra calories a basic cardio program can really help. Trial and error is really important here as you need to estimate how many calories you are burning and keep a track of how many calories you are consuming. If you are not losing weight then adjust these figures accordingly! Keep doing this until you are happy you are in a calorie deficit and you are losing weight. Keep training hard and lifting hard and the weight will soon drop off!