Lose weight and reshape lifting weights

Cardiovascular exercise has long been the answer to burning calories quickly. Minute for minute it still beats weight training in the calorie-burning department. But it’s the long-term impact that weight training has on your body that may win you over though. Watch my video and I’ll explain how lifting weights can help you lose weight and shape your body…

  1. Boost Your Metabolism by 7-10% in 10 weeks. Study participants lifted heavy weights twice a week. That is, they performed 10 or fewer repetitions. They did so with a focus on major muscle groups. By raising your metabolism 7-10%, you can either eat more without gaining, or eat the same and lose weight.
  1. Change your size with the muscle toning effects of weight training. Muscle is more compact than fat. Choose to emphasize certain body parts and you can change your proportions. While cardiovascular exercise may also help you get smaller, you’re much more likely to have the same shape.
  1. Reduce the appearance of cellulite. If you include some self-massage, called myofascial release in your quality exercise program you can “iron” out cellulite. Using a formula including cardio, weight training, and then myofascial release followed by stretching you’ll get the best results with cellulite.


Debra Atkinson

By Debra Atkinson

Debra Atkinson Is the founder of the Flipping 50 movement and host of the Flipping 50 podcast and TV show available on your iphone, ipad, and Apple TV. She is the author of four books including You Still Got It, Girl! The After 50 Fitness Formula For Women and Navigating Fitness After 50: Your GPS For Choosing Programs and Professionals You Can Trust.

Debra is a contributing blogger on the Huffington Post, ShareCare, Prime Woman, and Livingbetter50. She provides solutions for women approaching 50 or who have already turned the corner on what to eat, how to move, and the mindset for lifestyle change with hormone balance that will make the next years as the best years. Find her resources here.