In today's age of instant gratification people are looking
for the next best diet or workout plan that will give them
the body, and strength, they want in the same time they can
get their favorite Starbuck's coffee. However, when it
comes to losing weight and building strength there are not
any short cuts.
It takes desire, commitment, and hard work in order to
maintain a consistent weight loss and gain muscle at the
same time. Sure, you can do one or the other, but to do
both takes complete commitment.
But do not let that mean you have to have the expensive gym
membership, cost supplements and diet meals, and hours of
your week consisting of workouts. Of course, we all know by
now that that system is omitted and actually leads to an
unhealthy body. Long workouts and overdieting cause
tremendously depths of stress on the body where it can
actually have a reverse effect.
Today's scientific studies have revealed that in order to
lose weight you must actually gain strength. Here's how you
can do both with three easy steps.
Work on Strength to Burn Fat
With traditional type exercise and diet programs from the
last two decades you are assured of only one thing. You're
going to lose muscle. You actually get weaker in the
process. But, to have a completely healthy body that loses
weight and builds muscle you must focus on high intensity
strength training in order to give you metabolism a boost.
Be Creative In Your Workouts
A common misconception in workingout is that you need to do
the same exercises to hit the same problem areas. It's just
not true. Actually, the truth of the matter is that more
than a few weeks with a particular "routine" will cause a
stagnation to muscle and strength growht. Why? Because your
muscles have "memory". They remember the stress they've had
was put through and can adapt to handle it.
Change your routine from high intensity to low intensity.
Use different exercises and machines. Mix it up with cardio
work, dumbbells, rubber strength bands, yoga, martial arts,
whatever … you get the point. Just be creative.
Three Times A Week Is Enough
The more is better mantra is definitely not something you
want to live by when you want to work out for both weight
loss and muscle gain. Three, one hour workouts are
sufficient for you to see incredible improvements in your
weight, strength, and definition.
Losing weight and building strength can be done at the same
time without having to lose losing muscle or putting on too
many pounds. You do not have to settle for one or the other.
You can do both and have a much healthier body.
Tim Bossie is a personal trainer in Maine and loves to show
people how to get in and out of the gym quickly while
improving on their fitness goals each week. He also
recommends a fantastic approach to doing this called,
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