Want to burn fat and get your heart in shape? Lift weights!
Most people think of bodybuilding as an activity that will give you big muscles, maybe some strength, but not much else. Well, I’ve got news for them! Not only will bodybuilding training build muscle and create strength, but burn fat and even turn you into a fat-incinerating machine.
If you keep the rep range high (12-20) and keep the pace of your workouts quick (30 seconds or so between sets) you can keep your heart rate elevated and your fat stores being drawn upon for energy.
Not only that, but because muscle requires more energy to simply exist than does fat, you will burn more calories thank you would otherwise when you have developed muscles. In other words, bodybuilding, when tailored to your specific needs, can be a win-win situation!