Will Lifting Weights only make me bigger?

girl-boxing.jpgAh, a popular misconseption amongst many gym goer wishing to lose weight. Unless you are engaging in a specific strength routine several times a week which is tailored for low repetitions and big weights then you won’t be buffing up like Arnie.

At Fitstar Coaching we subscribe to the importance of both cardivascular and resistance training as part of any fitness and health routine. In fact encouraging some muscle growth will actually help you lose weight paradoxically. For every half a kg of muscle mass your body will burn upto 50kcal extra per day. So if you do the Maths then you will discover that an extra 5 kg of muscle mass will burn a whopping 500kcal a day, equivalent to a Big Mac if you are that way inclined…which I hope you are not!!

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