One of the keys to losing body fat and keeping it off is strength training. Lean muscle is the driving force behind your metabolism. The only way to increase your metabolism and burn more calories at rest is to increase lean muscle through strength training.
Most people want to get lean and shed body fat. Doesn’t a high metabolism sound like something that might help you achieve that goal? You bet it does!
For the women that are afraid of “bulking up” from strength training, rest assured, that is simply a myth. (more…)
Are you limited by your genes? I seriously doubt it. Out of the thousands of people we’ve worked with over the years, I can’t remember a single one who couldn’t improve their genetics. Carolyn is a perfect example of this. Her genetic makeup is significantly different than mine. She gains weight easily, has to work twice hard to gain muscle and has to constantly monitor her health markers to stay healthy. However, because she continually chooses to eat healthy, exercises like crazy and lives with vitality, she can control her weight, her energy and her health markers like cholesterol, glucose levels, blood pressure, insulin and other hormonal responses so that she can live and look the way she wants. Carolyn chooses not to be a victim of her genetics, but a leader by example.
This is a great question, and when you really dig into it, it explains a lot. Throughout my 35+ years in the fitness industry and the thousands of people I have had the opportunity to work with, this concept explains exactly what separates those who make amazing changes with their programs, and those who get better, but never quite achieve what they are capable of.