Most of us are familiar with the concept of weight training for building muscle and raising metabolism, but what you may not know is that strength training can actually help target abdominal fat. In one study, researchers followed a group of women who lifted weights three times a week for 16 weeks. At the end of that time, the women significantly decreased abdominal fat (along with overall body fat) and increased strength and muscle as well. It's clear that strength training doesn't just contribute to a leaner body, but a leaner midsection as well.
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If you aren't lifting weights now, there's no better time to start. Following a simple total body program 2 to 3 times a week will put you on the right track, and these resources will help you get started.
Strength Training Basics