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How Much Weight Loss With the Bar Method

author image Pamela Ellgen
Pamela Ellgen began writing in 2000 for "The Asian Reporter" newspaper. She is an award-winning journalist and writes on religion, culture, health and fitness. Ellgen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in writing from Washington State University and is a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
How Much Weight Loss With the Bar Method
The Bar Method is better for stretching and muscle toning than for weight loss. Photo Credit: Felix Mizioznikov/iStock/Getty Images

Although the Bar Method may induce some weight loss, the primary benefit described by many participants is a longer, leaner appearance and more muscle definition. Nevertheless, any exercise that burns calories and builds muscle will contribute to weight loss.

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Calories Burned

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Engaging in 60 minutes of Bar Method exercise can burn as many as 360 calories for a 135-pound woman. Because 1 pound of body fat is roughly equivalent to 3,500 calories, you could lose 1 pound after 10 workouts. However, running at a pace of 6 miles per hour burns 300 more calories per hour. Thus, if weight loss is your goal, more vigorous activities will accomplish this more quickly.

Muscle Building

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Building muscle increases metabolism and could increase daily calorie burn slightly. This effect is unique for each individual and is based on current fitness and hormone levels, which dictate fat metabolism and muscle atrophy.

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