Cardio definitely has it’s place, but if you are focusing on only cardio for your health and fitness goals you may be missing out on a major way to get results. Strength training helps change body composition pronto. Here are a couple of reasons why
- When we lose weight we often lose muscle mass as well as fat. The problem is, the lower our muscle mass, the lower and slower our metabolic rate. This can lead to a plateau or simply a hard time maintaining. If we can increase our muscle mass with strength training our body burns more all the time. Win Win.
- In addition to increasing our metabolism rate, strength training requires our body to repair the muscles after training, we burn more during this time of repair, often called the ‘after burn’.