Calorie burn - 6 reasons to lift weights - Women's Health & Fitness

Calorie burn

Lifting increases the number of calories you burn while you're sitting around watching Million Dollar Listing. All that repairing of torn down muscle costs a lot of calories. And the effect can last for almost two days. In a University of Wisconsin study, researchers found that the metabolic boost after performing three exercises that targeted the whole body lasted 39 hours. Strength trainers also burned a greater proportion of calories from fat than carbohydrate.