A recent study has shown clear evidence for the importance of resistance training in causing significant weight loss. According to the study, weight training results in loading the muscles eventually causing cellular changes to bring in fat burning.
Study Reveals Link Between Strength Training And Fat Loss
The research has come in The FASEB Journal which clearly explains why fitness trainers are advised to follow resistance rationing or strength training to burn calories to lose weight. The study shows that the effect of strength training can kick off metabolic adaptations that remain during the post-workout period.
According to one of the co-authors of the study, John McCarthy, an associate professor of physiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, the study is the first demonstration of how strength training brings metabolic adaptation in the fat tissues.
This particular study has done examinations in both mice and humans, and the researchers concluded that the way in which fat cells operate can be influenced by strength training. Or else, the muscles get stressed by performing lifting, pushing, or pulling in the process of mechanical loading.
Dr. McCarthy stated that as a response to loading, the affected muscle cells release a substance that instructs the fat cells to start the fat-burning process. Whereas, These changes not only occur in the particular muscles that have been loaded but also in the entire body as strength training can kick start an effective fat burning effect all over the body.
In addition to this, Dr. McCarthy added that although there are several previous studies conducted on strength training, they merely focused on the improvements in muscle function resulting from regular weight training. He further added that research on the border category of exercise benefits normally gives emphasis on endurance options like cycling and running.
However, this latest report offers insights into the ways in which strength training becomes beneficial for even non-muscle tissues.
Studies have shown that exercise forms like aerobic training stimulate fat-burning to a significant extent. Nevertheless, when compared to any other exercise form, strength training appeared to be particularly powerful in creating cellular level adaptations to promote fat burn.
According to Dr. McCarthy, the study traces the communication between skeletal muscles with other tissues in the human body. Besides, the study findings indicate that different forms of exercise can produce different effects on human body cells.
Another research review in Sports Medicine, which conducted on the benefits of strength training also suggested that weight training brings several advantages to the body other than body strength and fat burn. According to the study, the risk of type 2 diabetes can be significantly reduced with strength training. It is because of the improvement in blood sugar regulation as well as blood lipids.
Additionally, research authors stated that to see a significant result in body weight, it doesn’t need much time to be watched on training. It is because reports have shown that having a moderate muscle strength is enough to lessen the risk of type 2 diabetes by 32%.