According to the National Center for Health Statistics, only 21 percent of women strength train two or more times a week—but those two sessions a week can reduce your overall body fat by about 3 percentage points in just 10 weeks, without any dieting! What exactly does 3 percentage points mean? It translates to about 3 inches off your belly and hips! Plus, strength training exercises boost your metabolism. Replace 10 pounds of fat with 10 pounds of lean muscle and you’ll burn an additional 25 to 50 calories a day without even trying.
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