If you're afraid of pumping iron, you're depriving yourself of the most effective way to lose weight!
If you deliberately don't pump iron in the gym for fear of looking too "powerful", then you are depriving yourself of the most effective way to lose weight
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It's not about "iron" in food, but about barbells, dumbbells and other power tools that are more typical for men. A couple of iron sessions a week - and you can reduce body fat by 3% in just two and a half months! In this case, you do not need to reduce the calorie intake even by one unit.
Moreover, with the help of strength training, you will strengthen the muscles, which, in turn, will increase the metabolic rate. That is, fat will be burned faster.
Yes, you burn more calories with cardio than with strength exercises. But "iron" helps to remove excess weight from your body for a longer period of time. Let's say you spent one hour session on cardio machines and one on strength. Over the next 24 hours after iron, your body will, on average, remove 100 more calories than after an exercise bike. Doesn't sound too impressive? But for a year, this difference will be 15,600 calories (with an exercise regime - three times a week).
You just need to remember that exercises with "iron" are a responsible occupation. It is worth developing a system of these exercises under the guidance of an experienced instructor.
Source:Women's He alth