Side-Effects of Exercise

Resistance training is the type of exercise that involves the body’s musculature to move (or attempt to move) against an opposing force, usually presented by some type of equipment.

Resistance training not only burns calories, it increases your metabolism. Metabolism is largely a function of how much lean muscle mass you have. By adding one pound of lean muscle to your body, you burn an extra 50 calories per day, at rest.

By adding an additional 10 pounds of lean muscle to your body you can increase that to an additional 500 calories burned per day at rest! 500 calories a day, over a seven day period equals 3,500 calories per week. Do you know how many calories are in one pound of fat? There are 3,500 calories. That means by adding 10 pounds of lean muscle to your body you burn an additional pound of fat each week without exercising or even changing the way that you eat! Isn’t that cool? Now can you see why gaining lean muscle is so important?

Resistance training increases lean body mass through the breakdown of muscle proteins (catabolism) and subsequent rebuilding (anabolism) muscle contractile proteins producing increased muscle tone, density, strength, decrease body fat, and improves body composition.

“Now can you see why gaining lean muscle is so important?”