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!