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Watching Biggest Loser, you see them shape up fast...HOW do they do it? The trainers start them out PROMPTLY building muscle. We neglect this BIGGEST secret....and need to emphasize this fact alot more!
Cardio is a great way to burn calories and fat, but it also burns muscle. Strength Training will build new muscle, which will also burn EXTRA calories (and replace the muscle you may have lost from all that Cardio.) Also, don't forget to eat a few more calories on your workout days. FUEL your body!
Lifting heavy weights will build muscle mass and you will burn more calories doing anything at any given time.
Women are scared of heavy weights because they don't want to bulk up when it is extremely hard for a woman to bulk up. You can be a size 3 and either be skinny fat or all muscle. Which do you think would look better?
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