Metabolism and Strength Training

by: Zachary Mang, MS, Len Kravitz, PhD, Amber Logan and Fabiano Amorim

Lifting weights triggers changes at the molecular level that improve human metabolism and thwart chronic disease.

Resistance training does much more than build strong muscles and bones. Research in the past few years has confirmed that lifting weights changes human metabolism in ways that improve health and well-being. That’s good news for clients with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and high cholesterol levels.

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Fitness Journal, Volume 16, Issue 5

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About the Authors

Zachary Mang, MS

Zachary Mang, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Len Kravitz, PhD

Len Kravitz, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

Len Kravitz, PhD, is the program coordinator of exercise science and a researcher at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he recently won the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. Len was also honored as the 2006 Fitness Educator of the Year by the American Council on Exercise.

Amber Logan

Amber Logan IDEA Author/Presenter

Fabiano Amorim

Fabiano Amorim IDEA Author/Presenter