Strength training is the best way to cut through fat and burn through calories. There’s no difference between strength training for the obese and strength training for everyone else.
When we strength train, we add lean muscle mass to our body. This lean muscle mass burns through 35-50 calories per pound of muscle every single day. Let’s take a look at that number from a different point of view. If we have 5 pounds of lean muscle, that muscle will burn about 250 calories a day. Here comes the fun part. If we have 10 pounds of lean muscle mass, then our muscles burn about 500 calories a day. Hopefully you can see why adding lean muscle is the best way to lose fat.
Obesity is not healthy, as we all know and leads to many different diseases and sicknesses.
Obese and over weight people can use functional exercises to begin changing their health. Exercises like squats and biceps curls will help strengthen the muscles we use in everyday movements. Often these movements are difficult for obese people. Keep up your workout routine and you’ll notice a difference in your every day life.
It’s very important to speak to your doctor, he needs to give you the go ahead to workout, and then create a routine that you feel suits you best. Take one step at a time and soon you will be a new YOU.