Strength training does more than tone your body – it can actually burn more fat! Adding lean muscle to your body impacts your metabolism. Building muscle boosts your resting metabolism, which in turn, causes your body to burn more fat even when you’re not doing anything. With super slow strength training at Loyalty Fitness, you can build muscle and increase your resting metabolic rate which is what increases the number of calories you burn while inactive. With added muscle you can burn calories and reduce fat simply by sitting at your desk or watching a movie!
While nearly any form of strength training can build muscle, there are few that are scientifically proven to be the most efficient. At Loyalty Fitness, we use super slow strength training to ensure our clients build muscle efficiently. Developed in the 1980s during a weight training and osteoporosis study, super slow strength training harnesses the power of physics for an effective method for building muscle and improving cardiovascular stamina. Many people think that they need to be in the gym for hours at a time to see results, however, super slow strength training uses intense demand on the body for short periods of time to build muscle.
Strength Training vs. Traditional Exercise
Traditional methods of exercise, like being glued to a treadmill for an hour, do burn calories but only while you’re working out. When you build lean muscle through strength training, that calorie burn carries with you even outside the gym. That’s because muscles are constantly burning calories, also known as energy, in order to stay alive. Muscle needs fuel to maintain its existence and that fuel comes in the form of calories! In fact, a pound of muscle needs between 75 and 150 calories a day while a pound of fat only needs 3! The more muscle you build, the less fat you’ll end up with. Your body truly becomes a better fat-burning machine with consistent strength training.
If you’re looking to build lean muscle in a safe, effective way, let Loyalty Fitness help. Our mission is to help you – our nationally certified trainers can help you attain lasting results.