By now you know that I nudge you all of the time to lift weights.
It’s something you’ve got to do :
- To get stronger
- To improve your health
- To improve your joint health/move better
- For your mental health
- Improve your posture
- Increase/maintain your muscle mass
- Lose excess body fat
However, lifting weights is not the biggest predictor of weight loss.
Nutrition (and sleep/stress reduction – but that’s for another day) is the biggest driver to weight loss.
You have to pay attention to what you are eating, how much you are eating and when you are eating.
Does weight lifting help with burning calories and influencing your hormones that promote fat loss?
Yes, of course it does, but you can’t ignore your nutrition!
And, hey, you don’t want to simply lose weight….you want to lose excess body fat, not muscle, so therefore you 𝔀𝓲𝓵𝓵 𝔀𝓪𝓷𝓽 to lift weights.
It turns out, I’m gently nudging you again to lift weights, and not the pink dumbbells that weight less than your cat.
Lift some heavy weight 2-4 times per week, every week to help you maintain your muscle and strength so you can continue to do the things you love to do!