Need Weight Loss? Got Strength? Why Not BOTH?
What happening strength training fans?
If you need to lose weight, strength training for weight loss is one of the most important things you can do.
Too many people who are confronted with a weight problem end up relying on cardio.
This can trick your mind, since you’ll actually start gaining weight before you lose it.
But the weight you’re gaining isn’t fat. "Can I get a What?What?"
It’s muscle, yup! yup! and you won’t be able to enjoy the toned look of your dreams until you get more of it.
When you start to weigh more, it’s actually a good sign.
Building up muscle will give your body the edge it needs to consume more fat
It’s a fact of biology:
healthy muscle needs much more energy to sustain itself than other tissues and your various organs.
Knowing that, there are two vital things to remember.
First off, strength training for beginners is not going to make you bulk up, because it’s not body building.
Second, there is no such thing as spot reduction!
If you build the muscles in your core, you’re going to have a much more sculpted look when you shed the excess pounds.
But that doesn’t mean that doing squats, lunges, and crunches is going to burn belly fat.
That’s infomercial stuff.
Strength Training for Weight Loss – Just Tell Me How?
So, what should you do to get started with strength training for weight loss?
This is going to depend on you, but we recommend you hit the weight room.
Yeah, this is the place most folks avoid when they’re trying to lose weight.
But remember, what you’re really trying to do is burn fat.
Muscle functions to melt fat in the body, so team up with a trainer or athlete and learn basic lifts.
You’ll need to master the bicep curl, flat chess press, lateral raise, and a slew of other basic lifting maneuvers to get your upper body in the game.
When you get into strength training for weight loss reasons, it can be easy to be confused by all the conflicting advice and rumors out there.
WickedStrengthTraining.com has you covered.
Our community (a.k.a.) BEAST MODE TRAINING LAB – of athletes and trainers will help guide you step by step through the rewarding process of developing your own strength training routine.
A customized (a.k.a.) WICKED Strength Coach, personal plan based on your own needs is the best way to lose weight, so take the leap and get started today.
Once you do, you’ll find out fast that strength training is one of the best things you can do for your body at any level of fitness.
It’s for life, so Get WICKED!
till next time
Jim, JR and the WICKED crew