Research has shown that regular strength training can increase your BMR (basal metabolic rate) by 15%. That means if you usually burn 2000 calories a day you will burn an extra 300 calories every single day.
Strength training can provide up to a 15% increase in metabolic rate, which is helpful for weight loss and long-term weight control. - Angie Paxson, Health & Wellness Director Community of Marshalltown
Scientific research has shown that strength training increases metabolism—a key to permanent weight loss—by as much as 15 percent. In fact, a Tufts University study comparing women on identical diet plans found that the strength-training group lost 44 percent more fat than the diet-only group.