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New Study Reveals Why This Popular Exercise Is So Good at Blasting Fat

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There are plenty of reasons to start lifting weights more regularly. The cardiovascular , skeletal , and muscular benefits of strength training are well-documented. Now, fascinating new research recently published in The FACEB Journal has collected compelling evidence indicating weight training is essential for anyone looking to burn more fat. In short, study authors' preliminary findings suggest that when we lift weights, our muscles release a specific type of genetic material into the bloodstream. That genetic material then seems to be offloaded to our fat cells to speed up the fat-burning process. Basically, the mere act of lifting weights may spur a biological process that immediately starts to metabolize fat cells. "The process was just remarkable," John J. McCarthy, PhD , an author of the study, told the New York Times . The discovery is yet another reminder, he added, that "muscle mass is vitally important for metabolic health." This certainly isn&