Originally posted by nikegurl
i've always thought that it wasn't the act of lifting weights that kept you burning calories but it was increased muscle mass that upped your metabolism since muscle is active tissue.
lifting weights leads to increased muscle which leads to increased metabolism. (more calories being burned even when you're "at rest")
I'd like to see the study. They said "small study". If the sample size was small, you really can't make a generalization...that is the first rule of medicine. I agree, what were they lifting? What age group. How intense were the excercise. How did they measure their metabolism...etc. etc.
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