Another argument that comes from people is that weightlifting will make me huge, or "I don't want to get too big." I can guarantee this will not happen. Building large amounts of muscle mass takes a huge amount of effort, many people spend years trying to do so. You will not wake up one morning and look in a mirror to a musclebound freak.
Why is weight lifting and running so good for fat loss?
Simply put, they both complement each other in the effect the training has on your body. Running is great for working your aerobic system (cardio). Weight training uses different energy systems than running, while also working and toning your muscles for a better look.
Running & Weight Lifting Workout
There are many variations you can use for these workouts, but I will give you one to get you started. After you have done this a few times, experiment and try other variations. Have some fun.
To begin the workout, go outside and run (or treadmill) for 10 minutes at a good pace. Don't baby yourself here and push as hard as possible for 10 minutes.
After your run do the weight training workout below, in the gym or at home with your own dumbbells. Feel free to substitute the dumbbells for other equipment like a barbell or kettlebell.
After you have completed the above workout, do a final 10 minute run. Make sure you give it all you have left in the tank for this run. This final run will burn lots of fat! The reason being that weight training helps your body immobilize fat to be burnt for energy, so make use of this and burn as much as you can.
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