How Many Days a Week Should I Work Out to Lose Weight?

Jeff Baldelli
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The truth behind weight loss

Is this:

When you burn more energy than you take in, you’ll lose weight.

That’s it.

This is true whether you’re sitting on the couch watching TV or running a marathon. Any time you burn more calories than you’re consuming, your body will get to work and start losing weight regardless of the exercise being performed.

When most people think about how they’ll lose weight, they put the majority of their focus into working out and moving more. And this is definitely important. But many times, the same people will make a mistake by focusing on cardio and neglecting weightlifting.

Weightlifting is every bit as crucial to losing weight as cardio. Lifting weights isn’t just to build muscle or look good in the mirror. It’s also a fantastic way to help you burn fat and lose weight.

In fact, if you just focus on lifting weights and avoid cardio, you can lose weight. Conversely, if you just do cardio, like running or swimming, you can lose weight.

But the best way to lose weight is to do both weightlifting and cardio on a regular basis. There are tons of reasons as to why this is true, but one of the most obvious is that weightlifting will help you burn an insane amount of calories as your body expends the additional energy needed to heal and repair sore muscles. It’s like interval training without the work. All you need to do is lift weights, and your body will burn the additional calories needed to lose weight.

Additionally, people who focus on weightlifting can expect amazing results from their cardio