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Can Lifting Heavy Weights Really Help Weight Loss?

It goes against everything logic tells you should happen but it's true lifting heavier weights can help you lose body weight and in my experience working with 5,000+ clients over 15 years + Personal Training I'd go as far to say as it can have THE BEST results, certainly for long term sustainable results.

Summary Of How Weight Training Helps Weight Loss:

  • Weight Training helps burn extra calories both during workouts AND afterwards even while we sleep!

  • Building muscle strength will elevate your metabolism which means you can get away with eating more food than if you didn't!

  • The stronger you are the easier it is to move your body freely and pretty quickly you'll notice your activity levels across the week will increase and going for walks, playing with kids, running, shopping etc all become far more enjoyable - with a side benefit of burning more energy too!

  • Learning to lift heavy weights is AMAZING for your mental health and when you're trying to lose weight your mindset is going to be the key to success. If you feel good you'll keep going ;)

In short, I am a HUGE fan of weight training personally and have seen the true impact it can have on clients of all ages from teenagers to pensioners and everyone in between.

It's not just my fantasy either...

Mounting scientific evidence concludes that resistance exercise has unique benefits for fat loss. They also underscore how extensive and interconnected the internal effects of exercise can be.

This quote is taken from an article published in the NY Times last year (CLICK HERE) and with a quick search on Google for "benefits of weight training" you will see pages and pages of articles confirming the true impact weight training can have on our physical and emotional being.

Want to learn more?

Start with my FREE Videos in Home Workout Library and use filter to search "dumbbells" to see how you get on.

When you're ready to take the next step I can recommend trying our famous Sculpt Dumbbell Programme Series with options for 20 / 30 / 45 minute workouts to suit your timings and we're also launching a Brand New 6 week Lift & Shift Programme on 25th April 2022 which is going to combine weight training, low impact cardio and nutrition to get you the best results for weight loss.

Whatever you choose to do, I'll be right here cheering you on and reminding you that YOU CAN do whatever you put your mind to, including lifting heavy weights, and YOU WILL make progress if you can stay consistent with your programme.

Any questions at all please just hit the "Contact Us" button at the bottom of webpage or email and I will be more than happy to help.

Have fun!


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Fiona Temple
Fiona Temple
Apr 06, 2022

Just love lifting weights, nearly as much as boxing!

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