I’m hearing a lot of people talking about losing fat and creating a leaner physic. Hearing a lot about it, but not seeing it happen! I’ve noticed familiar patterns so if your program isn’t working maybe you’re falling into one of these rat-holes.
Rat-hole #1: Spending too much time on the cardio machines. Are you working crazy hard almost every day, but fat loss is slow or worse, not happening at all. DAMN! & Here’s why:
After 1/2 hour of cardio you’ve burned 200-250 calories. That’s the caloric equivalent of 2 large apples, so don’t think you can eat whatever you want because you busting your butt!
There are 3500 calories in a pound of fat. If you want to lose 1 lb of body fat this week (assuming your diet doesn’t change) you need to burn an additional 3500 calories — that means: 1 hour of cardio (assuming 500 calories per hour) every day for a week. K , I don’t know about you, but that is not appealing to me.
Think about that person in the gym who you aspire to look like. You know the guy (or gal) — lean, strong, good posture — do you see them spending hours on the treadmill?… i doubt it.
Don’t get me wrong, cardio has it’s benefits for sure & I do some everyday. But not as my only tool for fat loss.
Rat-hole #2: Not pumping iron. Add strength training to your repertoire! It’s empowering & results are quickly visible so you’ll be motivated to continue.
Lifting weight builds muscle and muscle needs more calories than fat. You’ll build a body that knows what to do with the occasional extra calories … (read a treat here : )
After your weight training session, the body continues to burn calories for up to 48 hours as it repairs the muscle fibers. All totalled, you probably burn more calories than 1 cardio session. If you’re unsure how to lift weights, hire a personal trainer who is willing to teach you with the intention of going out on your own.
Rat-hole #3: Your diet needs tweaking. Ok this one’s more complicated because i see lots of variations from too many calories, too not enough. But often the problem is too many carbs & not enough fat. If there’s one piece of advice i can give you it’s to replace grains for vegtables.
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Here’s to you being Happy, Healthy Lean and Fit!