- Weight training promotes muscle mass preservation and growth
- Muscle is a highly metabolic tissue which stimulates caloric expenditure for up to 36 hours after the weight training session, a condition known as EPOC (Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption).
BOTTOM LINE: If you want to burn more calories in order to lean out or lose body weight, be sure to lift the weights!
Note: Steady-state cardio generally does not cause EPOC although interval and HIIT cardio sessions do cause EPOC.
Brian Danley, CFT
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