by Janice Hillrich
Have you ever heard that the amount of weight lost should be judged by how your clothes fit, and not by the number on the scale? Well, here’s why…
When you weight train and you lose weight (body fat), you increase muscle mass. As you can see from the picture below, muscle is much denser than fat and therefore, although it weighs the same, it accounts for less body volume.
So, if you are adhering to both your workout and diet regimen, and the scale is not going down as quickly as you would like, don’t worry. It can often mean that you’ve added more muscle to your frame. AND, the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn when you exercise.
The moral of the story? Make weight training an integral part of every workout you do!!
Janice Hillrich is a certified fitness and TRX instructor. A lifelong resident of the West Island, she founded Sisterhood Fitness out of a passion to help others achieve their fitness goals through hard work, compassion, and support. Contact her for more information or to set up your complimentary fitness assessment.
Awesome article! Absolutely appreciate your cardio workouts along with the caloric burn and weight loss. I will share it with my cycling class. An informed gym enthusiast is a successful one. Keep educating and much appreciation!!