Resistance Training and Metabolism

Resistance Training and Metabolism

There’s nothing like experiencing great results to keep us motivated to do the hard things. Resistance training is a perfect example of this. It’s a type of exercise that may be difficult, however the results and benefits of resistance training can be noticeable.

This week, we want to highlight the effect that resistance training has on metabolism. You may have heard that resistance training can boost your metabolism and the good news is that’s a fact. What exactly is metabolism? Simply put, metabolism is the chemical reactions in the body’s cells that change food into energy. 

It turns out that engaging in resistance training on a regular basis can do a few things such as:

  • Burn calories while you work out.
  • Increase the amount of calories you burn working out – even after the workout is over. It’s called EPOC or if you want to impress your friends, “excess post-exercise oxygen consumption.” 
  • Increase your lean muscle mass

Resistance training certainly has more benefits on your metabolism beyond these, but we think these are pretty great to keep in mind. 


By Victoria Emmitt RD

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