Strength training for weight loss
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by Gary Matthews
For years we have been told to diet the excess fat
from our bodies and throw in some fast walking to hasten
the process. The trouble with this is that the low calorie
restricted diet would throw the body into starvation
with the body holding onto the fat and using precious
muscle tissue for energy.
This would lower the metabolism causing greater muscle
and when the diet is broken the fat is returned because
of the lower metabolism and even more is put onto the
"A Vicious Cycle"
The walking is good provided it is done fast enough
to elevate the breathing and not to the point of huffing
puffing which would be training your cardiovascular
Soon you would pleateau with the walking and the diet
there you would reach a point where nothing was happening.
So what do you do now, try weight loss supplements,
massage, toning tables, drugs? if you've read "Maximum
nutrition for fatloss and muscle gain" , you'll know
these don't work.
Or do you throw your hands up in the air, to hell with
diet, give in to the cravings and gorge yourself on
foods until you are physically sick ?!! There is a better
way. Plain and simply it is
More and more studies are showing this to be the case.
increasing the functional muscle on your body (remember
fat is big and lumpy, muscle is smooth and hard) your
metabolism increases dramaticly burning fat at an alarming
rate. (Ladies, you havent got the testosterone to get
and muscular, so don't worry).
I've physically proven this time and time again in the
with obese clients, male and female, with fantastic
If you don't incorporate strength training into your
loss regime then you are in for dissapointing results.
Gone are the days of the five day a week program with
12 sets per body part. That just doesn't work anymore.
short intense strength training workout a week will
away more fat and increase more functional muscle that
ever thought possible.
"The worlds most effective twenty minute workouts"
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