View Full Version : Losing fat, through weight lifting?


Onslow.
01-06-2008, 07:07 AM
Does lifting weights, burn fat, energy?

Detroit101
01-06-2008, 01:12 PM
Does lifting weights, burn fat, energy?

Everyday of the week.....it burns a lot of fat....muscle itself burns fat, the more you have the more you burn....it also boosts your testosterone levels significantly, ultimately giving you a hell of a lot more energy.....

D.I.E.S.E.L
01-06-2008, 01:15 PM
lifting as well as cardio will give the best results. If your lifting to burn fat as your goal, be intense no ****ing around.

Onslow.
01-06-2008, 01:16 PM
lifting as well as cardio will give the best results. If your lifting to burn fat as your goal, be intense no ****ing around.

Nah, i'm a boxer. But my trainer has decided to add strength training to the regime.

I was just wondering if it would burn away flabby soft areas.

Cool.

D.I.E.S.E.L
01-06-2008, 01:19 PM
Nah, i'm a boxer. But my trainer has decided to add strength training to the regime.

I was just wondering if it would burn away flabby soft areas.

Cool.

if you work on those areas, if your talking about lovehandles, then it should help burn fat in that area

BrooklynBomber
01-06-2008, 01:21 PM
Absolutely, especially coupled with a good diet yoou will lose fat. Moreover exercises like pullups/squats/deadlifts/benchpress speed up your metabolism by around 15%

Onslow.
01-06-2008, 03:52 PM
Cool. Well how often should i be doing these things.

I train on the bags, ropes, spar and technique for around 2-3 hours Monday, Tues, Wed and Thurs. (all the days that the gym is open.) I run every day but the weekend.


But the hours are getting extended. So i'm thinking, Coming in every day, but no cardio on a wednesday, and just doing weights. Then do a small circuit on the weights on a friday night.

Would that be enough your reckon? I'm very stocky, muscular and short for my weight because of it. (i've checked my body fat and its apparently "good".)

So..two nights is enough to improve my strength and perhaps SEE a physical difference?

Ell
01-06-2008, 05:08 PM
Cool. Well how often should i be doing these things.

I train on the bags, ropes, spar and technique for around 2-3 hours Monday, Tues, Wed and Thurs. (all the days that the gym is open.) I run every day but the weekend.


But the hours are getting extended. So i'm thinking, Coming in every day, but no cardio on a wednesday, and just doing weights. Then do a small circuit on the weights on a friday night.

Would that be enough your reckon? I'm very stocky, muscular and short for my weight because of it. (i've checked my body fat and its apparently "good".)

So..two nights is enough to improve my strength and perhaps SEE a physical difference?

It's hard to say with out knowing everything about you, but if you want to burn fat then I'd say do more cardio work, running and skipping etc. Especially if you're a boxer as not only will the cardio burn fat but will also improve your stanima on your feet. Weight lifting burns fat but in my opinion it isn't the most efficient or effective way of burning fat if that is your sole desire. But if you want to have strong durable muscles then weight lifting and body weight exercises are needed. I say get a balance between the two but do more cardio if you want to burn fatter quicker.

oovavu
01-06-2008, 05:29 PM
doing weights burn alot of fat prob not much as cardio work but still continues to long after your workout because the muscle fibres continue to heal themselves. With cardio you're only burning cals for the time you're actually working out.

Onslow.
01-06-2008, 05:32 PM
It's hard to say with out knowing everything about you, but if you want to burn fat then I'd say do more cardio work, running and skipping etc. Especially if you're a boxer as not only will the cardio burn fat but will also improve your stanima on your feet. Weight lifting burns fat but in my opinion it isn't the most efficient or effective way of burning fat if that is your sole desire. But if you want to have strong durable muscles then weight lifting and body weight exercises are needed. I say get a balance between the two but do more cardio if you want to burn fatter quicker.

Don't worry, i train very intensly. I'm just wondering if i'm still burning the calories when i'm on the weights - because its perhaps cutting into my cardio-workout time by about 20 minutes now.


doing weights burn alot of fat prob not much as cardio work but still continues to long after your workout because the muscle fibres continue to heal themselves. With cardio you're only burning cals for the time you're actually working out.

Nice one. All news to me.

Appreciate the advice.

SpeedKillz
01-07-2008, 11:06 AM
Nah, i'm a boxer. But my trainer has decided to add strength training to the regime.

I was just wondering if it would burn away flabby soft areas.

Cool.

u shouldnt have soft flabby areas in the first place, tsk tsk tsk!

but yea weights def rev up ur metabolism and burn more calories thruout the day, but NEVER choose weights over cardio IMO.

Onslow.
01-07-2008, 12:29 PM
u shouldnt have soft flabby areas in the first place, tsk tsk tsk!

but yea weights def rev up ur metabolism and burn more calories thruout the day, but NEVER choose weights over cardio IMO.

Haha, i dont have flabby areas....well... not really... im pretty firm. Problem is, i'm bulky.

I can't explain it, like a rugby player physique.

I'm thinking do weights big once a week and a small circuit after training on a friday night. The rest will be cardio.

strongscent
01-08-2008, 09:51 AM
Weight lifting helps our body to lose fat and gain muscles depending on what area you are aiming. You don't need to worry if you are getting bigger because it's just the muscles that are improving not fats.

GoodBoxfella
01-08-2008, 11:23 AM
The fat turns into muscle. Atleast for me.

SpeedKillz
01-08-2008, 11:27 AM
The fat turns into muscle. Atleast for me.

no, no it doesnt.

PunchDrunk
01-08-2008, 04:11 PM
The fat turns into muscle. Atleast for me.

You're joking, right? :ugh:

yidish pugilist
01-08-2008, 04:56 PM
Nah, i'm a boxer. But my trainer has decided to add strength training to the regime.

I was just wondering if it would burn away flabby soft areas.

Cool.

haha you have flabby soft areas

:D

D.I.E.S.E.L
01-08-2008, 05:24 PM
The fat turns into muscle. Atleast for me.

:lol1: :lol1: :lol1: What you on??

Onslow.
01-08-2008, 05:25 PM
haha you have flabby soft areas

:D

your head will be a flabby soft area if i ever see you.

Straight up, fractured skull from a single Mickeyb blow...thats a guarentee!

D.I.E.S.E.L
01-08-2008, 05:34 PM
your head will be a flabby soft area if i ever see you.

Straight up, fractured skull from a single Mickeyb blow...thats a guarentee!

Mickey, he's only like 135lbs...bully












:)

yidish pugilist
01-08-2008, 05:44 PM
your head will be a flabby soft area if i ever see you.

Straight up, fractured skull from a single Mickeyb blow...thats a guarentee!

think I hit a soft spot












































a flabby soft spot

Onslow.
01-08-2008, 05:52 PM
135?!?! haha. I weight about 165. I'm gonna stomp you boy.

haha. Especially if this weight regime works out... i been bragging that i'm gonna look like Daniel Craig when i've finished (the new James Bond)

http://johnozed.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/daniel_craig_300x400.jpg

Then i'd get the poontang! haha.

You nervous for you bout Star?

THE REED™
01-08-2008, 05:53 PM
135?!?! haha. I weight about 165. I'm gonna stomp you boy.

haha. Especially if this weight regime works out... i been bragging that i'm gonna look like Daniel Craig when i've finished (the new James Bond)

http://johnozed.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/daniel_craig_300x400.jpg

Then i'd get the poontang! haha.

You nervous for you bout Star?

drop the convo

yidish pugilist
01-08-2008, 05:58 PM
135?!?! haha. I weight about 165. I'm gonna stomp you boy.

haha. Especially if this weight regime works out... i been bragging that i'm gonna look like Daniel Craig when i've finished (the new James Bond)

http://johnozed.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/daniel_craig_300x400.jpg

Then i'd get the poontang! haha.

You nervous for you bout Star?

haha nah I'm pretty confident, been sparring anyone and everyone (even been walking through some 165's haha). only thing I'm nervous for is the crowd but I figure I'll be alright once the fight starts.

three 2 minute rounds, I got stamina for that I wish it was tomorrow. turns out it's during midterms week but boxing is more important so **** it right :boxing:

Onslow.
01-08-2008, 05:59 PM
haha.. your right..lets drop this convo.. its suddenly ogne a bit gay in here.

THE REED™
01-08-2008, 05:59 PM
hahahaha seriously..... no homo. no homo. no homo.

Onslow.
01-08-2008, 06:00 PM
haha nah I'm pretty confident, been sparring anyone and everyone (even been walking through some 165's haha). only thing I'm nervous for is the crowd but I figure I'll be alright once the fight starts.

three 2 minute rounds, I got stamina for that I wish it was tomorrow. turns out it's during midterms week but boxing is more important so **** it right :boxing:

You'll do great. The crowd will disapear as soon as that bell goes. You won't realise anything... and it goes fast.

The stamina however.... well... what can i say... its harder work than any sparring. The adrenaline, nervous energy... just saps the **** outta you.

Enjoy it pal, you'll love it. Its one of the most exciting things i've ever done.

yidish pugilist
01-08-2008, 06:03 PM
You'll do great. The crowd will disapear as soon as that bell goes. You won't realise anything... and it goes fast.

The stamina however.... well... what can i say... its harder work than any sparring. The adrenaline, nervous energy... just saps the **** outta you.

Enjoy it pal, you'll love it. Its one of the most exciting things i've ever done.

thanks a lot man I'm pumped