Strength training - Training secrets - Women's Health & Fitness

10. Focus on strength training
When you are in a caloric deficit, which is a must if you want to lose fat, you are at greater risk of burning muscle when training. The only way to hold onto your hard-earned, fat burning muscle is by keeping the reps low and focusing on strength training, regardless of whether you want to get stronger or not. Contrary to what most people believe, high rep training is actually the worst way to go about burning fat. For most people, the best rep range will be nothing higher than six reps. High rep training does have its place, but only for certain exercises and occasions.