Workout Questions - Lack of Cardio Training
on Fitness Results
If I am not doing cardiovascular exercises, will strength
training exercises yield any results?
If you're not doing any cardio exercise but continue to
strength train with weights, then you should see results. Strength training is
extremely important to build a lean body and drop fat. Studies have estimated
that for each pound of muscle that you add to your body, you burn an additional
35 to 50 calories per day. So, an extra 10 pounds of muscle will burn approximately
350 to 500 calories a day, or an extra pound of fat every 7 to 10 days, without
making any other changes. In another study, researchers found that regular weight
training boosts basal metabolic rate by about 15%. This is because muscle is 'metabolically
active ' and burns more calories than other body tissue even when you're not moving.
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