Can you REALLY burn fat while you sit on your ass all day?

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Yes, you can… IF….

You workout for 30-40 minutes doing moderate intensity weight/resistance training.

You see, to make a long story short, there are VAST differences in the benefits of Cardio and Resistance training.

For one, when you do cardio, you will lose weight, but….

Here’s the catch:

You’ll burn fat AND muscle.

What we want to do is Burn fat and BUILD MUSCLE.

Can you see the difference between the two? Not yet?

When you do resistance training, you will build muscle AND burn fat.

When I say Resistance Training, I don’t mean 20-30 reps of some girly weight.

That ain’t gonna cut it, dude.

What you want to do is use a resistance that you can only manipulate 12- 15 times/reps.

You want to fatigue the muscle temporarily, which is the purpose of the 12-15 rep scheme/model.

Now.

The really amazing thing that happens when you perform proper resistance training is the fact that your body will burn fat for energy for HOURS after the workout.

With just cardio, your body only burns up the fat and muscle for the duration of the activity, and when you’re done, then you’re metabolism slows back down.

Doesn’t that suck?

Now.

I’m not Don’t Do Cardio… What i’m saying is that you want to minimize the cardio.

The purpose of cardiovascular activity is to strengthen your heart and lungs.

I’ve got news for you:

You’re doing cardio every time you take the steps.

You’re doing cardio everytime you walk to your car.

You’re doing cardio everytime you talk a nice relaxing walk.

Your heart and lungs work all day, everyday.

Your muscles, on the other hand… they get smaller and weaker the less you use them.

What’s the solution?

Perform sets of 12-15 reps, 2-3 times a week to build up your muscles and turn on your natural fat burning furnace.

A good, balanced workout is one in which you work every major muscle group ( pecs, quads, hamstring, shoulders, lats, core) during the workout.

Now.

Have Fun!!!

Amir

PS. If you’re tired of looking in the mirror and feeling bad about what you’re seeing, then you owe it to yourself to do what it takes to feel better.

Check out my rates and specials at: http://www.acfitnesssolutions.com/Personal_Training.php and when you’re ready to transform your body, then holler at me…

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by lorna on January 6, 2011 at 12:28 am

    What’s the point?

    Reply

    • You brits… so clever…:)

      My point is that if you do resistance training 3 times week and build up your muscles and strength, then you don’t have to feel so guilty about eating, especially if you have a “normal” appetite and you have some excess weight you want to lose.

      Reply

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