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How Much Does Strength Training Really Increase Metabolism?
Strength training will help you build muscle and boost your
metabolism. It’s a winning proposition for any woman vying to maintain a healthy
weight without counting calories—or spending an obscene amount of
hours sweating it out in the gym.
There are countless reasons to lift weights and build strong muscles, including
injury prevention, improved bone density, and a lower risk for type 2
diabetes and other diseases—not to forget that badass feeling you
get when you can haul a giant piece of furniture up the stairs all by
yourself. Another often-cited benefit to strength training is that it
will increase your metabolism. But how much does your metabolism increase
with strength training? The answer depends on many different factors.