a message from Anonymous
The thing about weightlifting for weight loss:
Weightlifting tones, which means it can tighten skin and muscle, making you look leaner. Weightlifting also builds muscle, and muscle helps you burn a lot more calories throughout the day even when you’re not doing anything that particularly utilizes those muscles. So that’s why people advise it for weight loss. But the good news: You don’t need a gym or weights! Studies have shown that targeted muscle work is not about the QUANTITY of weight lifted, but it’s about the QUALITY of work you have the muscles doing. So 50 reps on a 10lb weight can do just as or even more effective than 10 reps on a 50lb weight. The point is to work your muscles to the point of exhaustion (meaning that when you start to feel that resistance in your arms, that’s when it’s starting to work; it doesn’t mean you should hurt yourself), and that’s what builds the muscle. So you can do pushups and pull ups, lift water bottles, or even get real creative by putting heavy shoes in grocery bags or something. That in with the cardio you described, you should have no problem. But remember: weight loss is 25% exercise, 75% food. You gotta eat right.