Strength training and fat burning

Synonyms in a broader sense

muscle building, aerobic training, strength, training methods, weight loss, bodybuilding

Definition Strength Training

Strength training is the conditional manifestation, which is primarily aimed at increasing muscle mass. In recent years, however, this has increasingly established itself in other sports and has since then been regarded as more than just monotonous dumbbell lifting in fitness studios. Particularly the prevention and rehabilitation sport set on a purposeful around the illnesses of civilization like e.g. lack of movement and Düsbalancen of the musculature to prevent or rehabilitate. A purposeful used weight training is not to be excluded also from the range of the fat burn training today no more. Every modern training plan for reducing body fat must include exercises to strengthen the muscles.

Definition Bold

Fat is an important energy store for our body (). Compared to a motor, the human body also needs energy to perform. Besides the carbohydrate storage, the fat storage is the basis for athletic performance. However, the problem with this storage system is that the body can store fat unchecked, which leads to fat-related overweight.

Definition overweight

Overweight is defined as a deviation from normal weight. Since the weight of the human body is not only determined by fat, overweight can also be caused by other factors such as increased muscle mass. Nobody would say that trained strength athletes have too much body fat.

The currently best known method for determining overweight is the so-called BMI (body mass index). It is calculated by dividing the body weight in kg by the height in m squared. Example: 75 kg(1,83)2 = 22.

4The problem of weight loss is a banal but crucial problem when losing weight through sport, which is often ignored. The most important feature of weight loss is defined as the weight displayed on the scales. Through sport and especially in strength training, the body weight can even increase due to the increased muscle mass.

Consequently, success in losing weight is falsified by the scales and often leads to a loss of motivation. More important than the display of the scale is the personal feeling that one develops through sport. Who nevertheless does not want to do without electronic controls should get a scale with body fat measurement.

When trying to lose weight, there is often a brief loss of weight, but the joy of losing pounds is not long-lasting, because after the end of a diet the body recovers its cushions, and even worse, the body weight even rises above the starting level before the diet. If this procedure is repeated several times, it is called the yo-yo. Reduced food intake increases the risk of a negative energy balance.

For example, your body burns about 1700 kcal of energy per day. If your food intake is exactly this amount, you will maintain your body weight. Anything that stays below this value during food intake leads to weight loss, anything above this value of 1700 kcal.

Everything speaks in favor of keeping the energy you take in through food as low as possible (simply less food). But this has a fatal consequence. By the reduced food intake, the body can adapt.

The energy consumption per day after the diet is no longer 1700 kcal, but 1400 kcal (the basal metabolic rate is reduced). If you then eat normally again after the diet, the energy balance is no longer correct and you gain weight. After each diet more and more.

The human body burns fat and carbohydrates around the clock. This consumption of energy is called basal metabolic rate. The amount of energy that exceeds the basal metabolic rate per day is called the performance metabolic rate or (working) energy.

It is dependent on the muscle work sport you are doing. The goal of fat burning training through strength training is not to keep the power consumption as high as possible, but to increase the basal metabolic rate. This is done through regular, targeted sport.