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Does Weight Training Contribute to Fat Management?

Brian Turner

Posted on June 20 2018

The American College of Sports Medicine in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise. People trying to lose weight or maintain lost weight should exercise more. Resistance exercise such as weight training increases strength and muscle mass, improves body composition, reduces cardiovascular disease risk factors and enhances psychological well-being. The best strategies for weight control include reducing caloric intake, and regular physical activity that includes aerobics and resistance training. (Strength Conditioning Journal, 34 (5): 47-55)