Why Everyone Should Strength Train

Our bodies can lie to us. For example, when you first start serious strength training, almost any program will produce dramatic results. It is possible to gain 10-20 pounds of pure muscle during your first year of training, depending on your genetics. Continue reading “Why Everyone Should Strength Train”

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Why you should prioritize strength training, especially on a diet (UPDATED with FREE workout program log)

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It may seem counter intuitive, but when you are losing weight, strength training, not cardio training should be your number one exercise priority. When you place your body in a caloric deficit, it is normal for your body to burn a combination of stored body fat and muscle to meet its energy needs, but you can prevent this loss of muscle mass through strength training. The human body has been conditioned to adapt to the stresses place on it by its environment by making it more resilient to the stress the next time it’s encountered. If your body is required to lift heavy objects using all the muscles of the body, on a frequent basis, it will preserve muscle and burn fat exclusively when in a caloric deficit, assuming you are consuming sufficient quantities of protein. That is why strength training should be your number one exercise priority.

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•7 Change Strategies for Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle
•A Flexible Diet Program that Doesn’t Put Any Foods Off-limits, including Alcohol
•20-Week Workout Log with Progress Assessments (Downloadable PDF)
•3 Strategies for Resetting your Body Weight Set Point to Keep the Weight Off
•A Training Program Based on Science, not Bro Science.
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Why your Metabolism Slows Down as you Age and How to Prevent it!

Much of the weight gain that people experience as they get older is attributed to a slowing of their metabolism, but what they are missing is why their metabolism is slowing down in the first place. The engine of your metabolism is your muscles. A physically inactive person will begin to lose muscle mass as they age. Typically the process starts at the age of 28. The condition, sarcopenia,  results in approximately 3 to 5% loss in muscle mass each decade. The average male can lose approximately 30% of their muscle mass during their lifetime.

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How to lose weight fast? What we can learn from the Biggest Loser Program.

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NBC – Ali Vincent was the first female to win on the show with an 112-pound weight loss. Vincent recently posted to Facebook about gaining the weight back.

You can lose weight quickly. Contestants on the Biggest Loser can lose as much as 20 pounds a week. That is great news, right? Well no. This is probably the worst fitness program in existence. Continue reading “How to lose weight fast? What we can learn from the Biggest Loser Program.”