Stupid Weight Loss Myths
WEIGHT LOSS MYTH #1:
Aerobic exercise burns the most fat.
How many gyms are packed with women who spend countless hours on the stair-stepper, treadmill, or bicycle but they don’t lose weight?!
What about the men who run endless miles weekly but still look “out of shape” and flabby?!
The truth is that aerobic activity alone isn’t the ideal method for fat loss. A combination of weight training and cardio exercise is the best way to lose excess body fat.
Simply doing 45 minutes of intense weight training combined with cardio
3 times per week will give you greater results than doing 45 minutes of cardio only 7 days a week!
A workout program professionally designed by a personal trainer can completely transform your body in less than 12 weeks!
WEIGHT LOSS MYTH #2:
Resistance training (weight lifting) doesn’t burn fat.
This is the exact opposite of the truth! Muscle fiber is a metabolically active tissue, while fat is an energy source for your body.
Lean muscle uses fat stores for the energy needed to contract and generate movement. An increased amount of lean muscle on your body means an increased metabolism… Higher rate of fat burn!
This is the ultimate weight loss and fitness “secret.” More Muscle Mass!
The people walking around with killer beach bodies don’t spend their entire lives in the gym… They utilize proper nutrition and effective exercise programs to increase their lean muscle mass. During daily life they will be burning a significantly higher amount of calories… Letting their own body keep itself toned and sexy naturally!
*NOTE: Women will NOT become “bulky” from adding weight training into their exercise routine. Lean muscle is denser and firmer than fat = smaller body. Resistance training will make women toned, firm, and sexier. Women do not have the necessary hormones to “bulk up.”
Men will gain muscle mass and notice muscle growth and definition by using proper nutrition and resistance training.
WEIGHT LOSS MYTH #3:
You can lose fat from specific areas by using special machines.
You can’t get a smaller waist by working the abdominal muscles, or slim your thighs with a “thigh-master!”
The machines and gizmos sold on tv are worthless rip-offs.
The only way to lose fat in a specific area is to lose overall total body fat. Proper nutrition combined with aerobic and resistance exercise programs are the quickest way to lose body fat. A qualified personal trainer in Miami can help cut through the misinformation and useless exercise machine advertisements.