One of the main things to consider when looking to get in better shape is strength training. With some simple changes to your diet and incorporating strength training you can manage your weight, build muscle, and stave off excessive fat gain.
If you want to lose fat you must be in a calorie deficit and fat loss starts by taking control of your diet. However, strength training will help you build lean muscle and look more defined. Aesthetics is predominantly controlled by body contours, which are defined by your musculature, which develops as you get you get stronger. Absent training, you will simply lose ‘weight’ which will be in the form of both muscle and fat resulting in lower performance levels and a less aesthetic physique.
Also, lean muscle is metabolically active tissue which means you will burn more calories throughout the day if you have more muscle. That’s why the combination of a good nutrition and strength training is perfect for fat loss, feeling good, and looking good.