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Weight Training Can Help Control Belly Fat in Men

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  • Men who did weight training daily had less abdominal fat gain than men who did aerobic activities instead
  • The more muscle mass you have, the higher your resting metabolic rate
  • Weight training causes you to continue burning more calories for up to 72 hours after the exercise is over
  • By slowing down your weight training, it becomes a high-intensity exercise that can boost fat burning even further

By Dr. Mercola

If you want a flatter stomach, you may think you need to log some serious hours on the treadmill or elliptical machine to burn off the extra fat. You may want to consider weight training instead.


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