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Lift Explosively To Burn More Calories

10 January 2012 No Comment

There are many different reasons why any one of us has taken up weight lifting to change our bodies in one way or another.  Some do it to burn fat, others to gain muscle mass, and some do it for conditioning.  If you’re the type that is primarily concerned with getting leaner and more defined, then you’re going to want to make sure that you lift with an explosive speed.

According to M&F magazine, “high-velocity/explosive training activates larger muscle-nerve units than doing it more slowly.  Explosive weight training turns on the nervous system, which increases growth hormone and adrenaline release and burns more fat….Explosive lifting has been shown to result in greater increases in the fat-burning hormones GH and epinephrine.  Sprinting is one of the most powerful GH-boosting exercises there is”.

Being that the faster your heart is beating the more calories you are more than likely burning, a good way to confirm that is by utilizing a Heart Rate Monitor – Reebok & Bowflex Strapless, Fit Trainer, & w/Chest Strap.

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