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If you weight train to BURN CALORIES, you’re doing it WRONG!

YOU BURN FAR MORE CALORIES OUTSIDE OF THE GYM THAN INSIDE

At best, exercise accounts for only 5-10% of daily energy expenditure, and typically leads to a REDUCTION in calories burned outside of the gym due to fatigue (I’ll cover non-exercise activity thermogenesis, or NEAT, in another post soon). Focusing on the calories burned during a bout of resistance training is missing the forest for the trees, and distracts from the true benefits of picking things up and putting them down

This issue is further compounded when people begin to use training to justify poor food choices. I bet every single person reading this post has at least once in their life said “well I can have this triple scoop of icecream because I worked out today”

Is there a time and place to just hop on a treadmill for a half hour to help with energy balance or a calorie deficit? Absolutely. But when you’re in the weight room, focus on movement mastery, gaining muscle, and getting strong

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