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Lose Fat But Gain Muscle: Weight Training
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Today I'll be talking about how one can lose fatbut gain muscle byweight training. Losing fat and gaining muscle go hand in hand. Weight training helps one to increase his or her muscle mass which calls on the body to burn more calories for its survival. And it all happens when you body is at rest! This, although sounds amazing, is a lot of hard work initially.

Once your body gains muscles and you exercise them regularly, something called Post Exercise Oxygen Consumption or EPOC happens. Immediately after exercise, the muscles are "broken down" and need repairing. This causes the body to use up more oxygen, which is just a fancy way of saying that the body burns more calories. These calories come from the fat in one's body due to the aerobic nature of energy production taking place(will discuss this in later articles). Also, regular exercise increases your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate). To give you an idea, this is the amount of calories your body burns for its daily survival. Thus, if it is more, you can burn away all excess calories even though you miss some exercise sessions.

Exercising is of no use if you don't eat what you are required to. Everyone knows that they need protein to develop muscles. But what they miss out on is that carbohydrates and fats are equally important. For example if you are having a lot of protein but not enough carbs, therewont be enough energy for you to convert the proteins into muscles and you will end up burning body muscle to make up for that energy. Similarly fats dissolve certain vitaminsfor their further utilization. Thus, if any one of these is missing in your diet it's better not to exercise!

In all if you exercise, eat and sleep (take rest) well, you will definitely increase your BMR, and at the same time lose fat but gain muscle. Remember that BMR is an accruing entity, so if you exercise regularly it goes up, but if you don't it will go down. Everything said and done, this process takes about 2 to 3 months to start showing effects. So stick with it.

One thing people are scared of is that they gain weight while weight training. This happens becauseyou lose flabby less densefat and gain toned more dense muscle. So it's more important to lose inches than weight. This will make you feel good as your body will start to shape up instead of vanishing!

That's it from my side. Let me know if you have any questions. Oh, by the way, I will be talking about cardio and exercise scheduling in my next article. Happy exercising.


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