💪 Lifting weights for fat loss 

It’s Thursday, or LIVE Q&A Day around 18STRONG (I highly recommend hopping on the weekly calls). It’s probably my favorite thing we do. 

Last weekend, at a very chill bachelor party, I had a conversation with one of my cousins. A very good golfer who goes to the gym regularly. And eats very well. But he wanted my advice to help him because he’s suffering from something I call… 

“Not lifting heavy stuff.” 

Since you’re one of our Crew, I’ll make the assumption that you’ve probably tried to get really lean at some point along the way. 

You’ve likely pictured yourself on the cover of Men’s Health rocking your 6-pack. And you’ve probably gotten stuck. 

The first week or two, the lbs just fall off. Then, it progressively gets harder and harder the closer you get to your goal. 

So, my cousin was having that problem. He does a lot of cardio (I just threw up a little in my mouth), but he’s still “skinny fat”. And can’t get the last 5-7 pounds off. 

He did dry January. And ate extra clean the entire month. Still nothing. 

Right away, I knew the problem…He doesn’t lift weights. 

IF you want to lose fat, you need to do two things: 

  1. Calorie restriction – eat fewer calories than you burn 
  1. Strength training – pick up heavier and heavier stuff 

Here’s why it works better than ANY fat loss method in the history of mankind: 

When you strength train (aka picking up heavy stuff) your muscles are broken down while you lifting. Then, they rebuild themselves stronger over the next 24/48 hours.  

During those 24/48 hours, magic happens

Your body sends calories to rebuild muscle. It also sends even more calories to burn as fuel to handle the increased activity of muscle rebuilding. 

This means two amazing things: 

  • Your metabolism is revved up so you burn more calories than usual 
  • Rebuilding muscle is a calorie-exhausting activity 

You get TWO for the PRICE OF ONE! 

Your assignment for today? 

Pick up two things: 1) Something heavy, and 2) A vegetable. 

These are the types of things we work on in the 18STRONG App with our golfers. Helping them with step-by-step programs so there’s no guesswork. And answering any questions when they do pop up. 

We’re here to help. 

You’ve got this, 

Jeff Pelizzaro 

PS – If you want golf-specific strength training that helps you lose fat AND improve your game, then join us in the 18STRONG App. You’ll get a true what’s-working-now look behind the curtain of what we’re doing to stop father time.