Racing Weight: Lose Weight or Lose Fat?

  • By Matt Fitzgerald
  • Published Jul. 27, 2011
  • Updated Jul. 27, 2011 at 11:27 AM UTC

Strength Train

Lifting weights and other forms of strength training will also help you retain muscle during periods of weight loss. Strength training should be a part of your routine at all times, for its injury-prevention and performance-enhancement benefits, but when you’re trying to shed fat, there’s a third reason to do it. A little goes a long way. Just two, 30-minute, full-body strength sessions per week are much better than nothing.


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Matt Fitzgerald

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