2 tips Tuesday… Are your resolutions hanging on by a thread?
Did you know that 92% of new years resolutions tend to end in failure? Here are a couple simple tips to setting your goals and being part of the 8%!
Lets start off with some facts! Did you know that to burn one pound of fat you have to burn 3500 calories? Did you know that per 1 pound of muscle on your body your basal metabolism(how many calories you burn at rest) increases from around 50-70 calories per day?
Tip 1: Don’t underestimate the power of muscle building exercises! Ladies and gents this doesn’t mean start training like a body builder! This just means hey, don’t just rely on cardio to count on burning the calories! 10 lbs of muscle developed evenly on your whole body will NOT leave you looking bulky, and at the end of the day you will be burning 500-700 calories more doing whatever it is you are doing, not even including the gym! WOW! Next time you are counting the calories adding up on the treadmill see how long it takes for you to burn up to 700 calories!
Tip 2: DON’T do ab exercises with the goal in mind that the more ab exercises you do the smaller, tighter, or trimmer your stomach will magically get! YES you need to do ab and other core exercises, but NO they don’t specifically help get rid of those soft fat stores. This is call spot reduction… And is a MYTH! Your best bet is to build up muscle evenly over the whole body… And the bigger the muscle group (ie. legs/butt, vs arms) the more calories in the long run you will be burning when?… The best part…AT REST!.. And your body burns fat most efficiently at rest!
In Summary, cardio is great, abs are great… Just don’t be that person who just does cardio and abs who is in an uphill chase for that sexy stomach! Keep doing them… Just keep in mind the above… And use the compound effect!.. Imagine being at the point you are burning those 500-700 cals, plus the continued regular workouts.. And do the math on some crazy calorie burn, and some crazy fat melting… When?… AT REST!
There you have it. Your two tips Tuesday for this week!
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