Obesity: lifting weight to lose it?

“Usually when we talk about obesity and body composition or weight loss, we only hear about aerobic exercise,” says lead author Dr. Pedro Lopez, who found a significant effect on fat mass, muscle mass and weight loss.

Resistance training and calorie restriction

This review and analysis of the literature It reveals that strength training provides similar benefits and can be an effective option as aerobic exercise for weight loss. For a variety of reasons, age or conditions, some patients may be “uncomfortable with a 30 or 40-minute potential on a treadmill or bike,” and others may be at risk of injury to their knees, joints, and ligaments, especially with increased body weight.

The unique benefits of strength training Studies also point to specific benefits of resistance training such as building or maintaining muscle mass, a major benefit in aging, where aging can be accompanied by muscle loss of up to sarcopenia. After that, strength training exercises make it easier to reduce calorie intake.

Researchers have confirmed that for aerobic exercise or strength training, calorie restriction is always necessary in the case of obesity. Nothing new

“If you want to lose weight, you have to reduce your calorie intake”

In short, in the case of obesity and difficulty in aerobic exercise, Resistance training combined with calorie restriction is effective in improving body composition, losing weight while maintaining muscle mass.

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