Thursday, September 12, 2013

Muscles Burn Fat

By Steve VanWilliams

Clients trying to lose weight always use to ask me, “If I only have a 1/2hour to work out should I do cardio or weights”? The answer is always weights! I have always said that muscle BURNS fat, fat does NOT burn fat. You will lose body fat more quickly and KEEP it off longer with more muscle density. Noticed I said muscle DENSITY, not BIGGER muscles. 

Women tend to shy away from lifting with a miscomprehension that their muscles are going to get huge and bulging and they are going to look like a raging roid head, which is simply not true. YOU NEED to lift weights to KEEP your muscles. If not your ratios will change over time. Meaning your body-fat will increase and your muscle mass will decrease.  

So hit the weights and start converting your fat and pumping up your metabolism!
FACT: Muscle mass naturally diminishes with age. Faster in women due to lower testosterone levels. So pick the weights up!! and down!! and up!! and down!! ha!

FACT: You will increase bone density. By stressing your bones, strength training increases bone density and reduces the risk of osteoporosis.

FACT: Boost your stamina. As you get stronger, you won't fatigue as easily. Building muscle also contributes to better balance, which can help you maintain independence as you age.

FACT: Manage chronic conditions. Strength training can reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic conditions, including back pain, arthritis, obesity, heart disease and diabetes.


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