Category Archives for Exercise and Weight Loss

What does muscle growth mean to you? Unveiling the myths to weight loss, weight gain and losing that layer of fat along the way!

If you are reading this article, I hope you’ve come across some of the information that Dr. Ray and I have provided you with stating just how important resistance training is and that increasing your muscle mass (sometimes referred to as lean tissue) is the quickest way to bump up the speed of your metabolism. As you gain muscle, your metabolism speeds up. In turn, you’re able to eat more food!

There are a few old school myths I’d like to address and set the bar straight TODAY that have to do with muscle growth and fat loss.

According to a study done by the University of Michigan, many of us given the chance to choose our own weights to use during a workout are choosing way too low to even begin to stimulate muscle growth! This research was done on both men and women, both failing to even come close to choosing a weight that would promote BUILDING muscle. In my opinion, if you are going to hit the gym and make the effort to get there and actually workout, you ought to make it worth your while. Challenge yourself and estimate a little heavier… TODAY! I was actually disappointed when I read the write up on this study… I didn’t think so many of us out there under estimate ourselves. We are strong, we are healthy! Positive reinforcement must start within you!

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Interval Training is Best for Fat Loss

It is common to hear people say that slow and steady aerobic exercise is best for fat loss. This certainly makes sense because when you work out at lower intensities your body will draw a higher percentage of energy from fat. This means that slow and steady aerobic activity results in a higher percentage of the energy coming from fat rather than sugar.

So far so good…

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How Much Do You Need To Exercise To Lose Weight?

A new study performed by the American College of Sports Medicine pooled all of the data to date on exercise and weight loss to determine their new guidelines. According to Melinda Manore, one of the lead researchers, their research determined that a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise was needed each week just to maintain current weight. This amounts to just 20 minutes of moderate activity each day if you exercise 7 days a week. Their findings also determine that a lifestyle of diet and exercise amounting to 250 minutes per week…

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