Strength training or resistance exercises use your
existing muscular strength to improve muscle mass
and burn fat. The result is more lean muscle mass.
Increased muscle mass provides you with a bonus:
your body burns more calories both while you are
active and when you are at rest.
Your body shape becomes more youthful with strength
training and as your strength and energy increase you
will feel more empowered physically and emotionally.
While you won't forget your weight loss goals, you
may find yourself exercising just for the fun of it.
Rowing, climbing stairs, and calisthenics like pushups,
are strength training exercises. Many strength-training
exercises employ dumbbells and weights to help work
your muscles. As with all new exercises, begin slowly.
The exercises are repeated over time until they
become comfortable. When you are ready, you can
intensify your workout by first adding sets of
repetitions and light weights and later by graduating
to heavier weights.