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Importance of Weight Lifting in Weight Loss

Importance of Weight Lifting in Weight Loss

Many people that are seeking to lose weight do not understand the vital role that strength training plays in helping you to keep excess weight off permanently. Most people focus on diet and tend to ignore the exercise element. Even those that do develop the habit to exercise tend to only focus on aerobic exercise […]

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Cardio Before or After Lifting Weights?

Cardio Before or After Lifting Weights?

Should you do cardio before or after your weight workout? Many prefer to do their cardio exercise before lifting to get it out of the way and as a general warm-up. I do endorse a 5 minute pre-workout general warm-up for safety’ sake, but for maximum fat loss, post weight training aerobics should be the mainstay […]

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GOALS!

GOALS!

If you’re trying to lose weight, get healthy, build muscle or excel at a sport, you’ll need specific goals. When you don’t have a specific goal, it’s difficult to keep exercising and to track your progress to see how far you’ve come. Before you get busy, take a moment and ask yourself these questions: 1. […]

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A Message for the Ladies

A Message for the Ladies

Ladies, I truly believe in the power of weight training…and yes…heavy lifting, while working your muscles to failure.   The more muscle you pack on the more fat and calories you burn throughout the day. 1 pound of muscle burns over 50 calories a day and 1 pound of body fat burns about 3 calories. […]

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Continuous Exercise

Continuous Exercise

If you are short on time try doing multiple exercises back to back. Rest for 45 seconds and choose another exercise for a different muscle group. I’m sure you have already observed many trainers doing this with their clients. Not only will your workouts be more productive but you’ll burn more calories in less time. […]

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A Nice Tip for After a Weight Workout.

A Nice Tip for After a Weight Workout.

Eat a meal consisting of carbohydrates and protein only within 30 minutes of finishing a workout.  The carbs should generally be a mix of complex (brown rice, oatmeal) and simple (fruit or juice).  Avoid fat in this meal, choosing leaner sources of protein is key for this. Some examples  1) a quart of fat-free milk, […]

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