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Role of Strength Training in Weight Loss

One out of two Americans is currently following a low-calorie diet plan, yet more than 90 percent of dieters regain all of their lost weight within one year. Calorie restriction essentially guarantees fat replacement due to the concurrent reduction in muscle tissue and resting metabolic rate caused by dieting. Exercise in the form of strength training is more effective than dieting for permanent fat loss. Strength training can raise resting metabolic rates by 7 to 8 percent, or about 100 additional calories burned daily at rest. In The Role of Strength Training in Weight Loss join Wayne Westcott for a dynamic discussion of the role of strength training in counteracting muscle loss, metabolic slowdown, and fat gain. He shares the most effective and efficient strength training protocols that have demonstrated high compliance rates as well as desired physiological and psychological outcomes. He also addresses the benefits of a postexercise protein and carbohydrate snack on muscle gain and fat loss.
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