If you’ve never pumped iron before, it is time to start. Not only can weightlifting improve your body composition, but it can also improve your overall health.
1. Post-workout caloric burn
During a strength training session you create an oxygen deficit that causes Excessive Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC). After the session, your body elicits a greater EPOC effect to return to a pre-exercise state… compared to lower-intensity resistance training.
A higher EPOC = your body is burning more calories even after your workout is finished
2. It helps your metabolism
Muscle is a metabolically active tissue. One of the reasons our metabolism slows down is because we lose lean muscle mass as we age. Strength training helps prevent a slowing metabolism by maintaining and building lean muscle.
3. It helps reduce cravings
Your body needs nutrients to build a lean, sculpted physique as you focus more on the foods you need for performance, and less on the foods you shouldn’t eat… Cravings tend to decrease & positive feelings towards food increase.