Some people are just not into lifting weights whether guys or girls. They think they can lose weight just by doing cardio, cardio and more cardio.
While it is true that they can and people do lose weight by doing just cardio but the problem is that their body doesn’t have any shape; they are just thin with no defined muscles or shape. So if your goal is to look better than just being thin, then below are the 6 reasons why you should start lifting weights:
- Lifting weights makes you gain muscle
Lifting weights build lean muscle tissue. And therefore you indirectly lose fat because more muscle means a higher metabolism.
- Lifting weight burns more calories than cardio
If your aim is to lose weight, then any form of cardio will help you to lose weight. Similarly, lifting weights also helps you to lose weight by helping to burn calories. But the difference is that lifting weights has a greater afterburn effect. So your body continues to burn calories even when you are resting or sleeping.
- Weight training saves you time
Cardio and aerobic exercise can take a lot of your time. And if you have a really busy routine and have very less time for your fitness goals, then one hour daily of cardio would be almost impossible. However, if you stick to lifting weights, you can perform for half an hour, four days a week, and lose fat.
- Weight training gets you ripped
We have never heard of a person achieving 6-pack abs or 17 inches ripped biceps by just losing weight. So you may look good in clothes, but when you go to the beach you would look very ordinary compared to the buffed and ripped guys. And in the case of women, no real man likes bones on a girl; he prefers meat so start lifting weights.
- Lifting weights maintain muscle mass
If you only do cardio with the restrictive diet then you do lose fat. But along with that you also lose muscle mass which obviously is not good. Whereas weight training will not only preserve your muscle mass but also prevent your metabolism to slow down.
- Weight training is safer for dieters
Overweight people can put too much pressure and stress on their joints by jogging and running for hours. However, weight training is beneficial for their joints making them strong and healthy. It will also help them in protecting their bones and preventing osteoporosis.