Does Weightlifting Burn Fat? Facts and Myths about Strength Training

Since we're talking about strength training in this post, I thought it would be the perfect time to announce my new training app and strength training programs!!! Ya'll, I'm stoked! This is the perfect opportunity to kickstart your fitness routine by choosing from 5 new strength programs I poured my heart and soul into.

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So, with that announcement out of the way and without further, let’s talk about weightlifting and if it’s helpful for weight loss. Then we’ll bust through a few myths about weightlifting as well...


The number one rule for weight loss is being in a calorie deficit. Meaning we have to be consuming less energy than we’re putting out. Our bodies need to burn more calories than it is taking in. We can create a calorie deficit by 1. eating less than what we need to eat in maintenance, 2. burning some extra calories through exercise, or 3. a combination of the two. I prefer the latter in a balanced way... a slight deficit so you’re not heavily restricted and get burnt out and a moderate amount of exercise so you don’t wear your body down and do damage but you’re still burning extra energy. </