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Old 11-10-2010, 11:01 AM
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I think the amount of calories burned during weight lifting is probably pretty small compared to something like cardio ... but as your body goes into a repairing state after the workout it requires more calories ... so essentially your basic metabolic rate is elevated for many hours after the gym.

Also, as you build more muscle mass you also raise your baisc metabolic rate since muscle requires more cals to feed it throughout the day.

Weight lifting should be considered more of a long term effect when considered as a "calorie burner" ... or at least in my opinion.

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