For women uninitiated in the world of lifting, one fear remains paramount: lifting weights leads to bulk. But that fear is simply unfounded. In fact, lifting weights can burn fat and help you go from looking thin but soft to fit, trim and toned. Here's how lifting weights can help you burn fat:
- Having a greater muscle mass allows you to burn more calories. Muscle even helps you burn calories while you are at rest since it raises your resting metabolism!
- It will reshape your body. Weights help you do so much more than lose a few pounds here and there. Cardio can make you smaller, weights can help you sculpt.