Thursday, May 04, 2006

Ignite Your Calorie-burning Furnace: Lift Weights

I see many people get caught up in how many calories they burn in a cardio session. It seems an hour’s effort hardly burns away a donut. Be discouraged, but don’t fret. I have the answer!

Muscle is always hungry, so adding lean muscle mass to your frame means calorie-munching muscle all day long. Start with a full body lifting routine of 9-12 exercises, 2-3 times per week. Stay on this routine for about 4 weeks and then switch to a split lifting routine (means alternating muscle groups each workout session) for 4-6 weeks.

Your metabolism will immediately rise and noticeable fat weight loss will occur within 2-3 weeks as long as you don’t significantly increase your caloric intake.

Cardio is an important staple to a fitness regimen, but unless you’re doing a high volume of cardiovascular training, the post-workout metabolic effect is much less than that of weight training.

Give it a try – if you have any questions, let me know! I’m happy to help.

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I'm 34 years old, the proud father of 2 beautiful children and husband to Jennifer, a beautiful, smart, and very caring woman. I'm an athlete - someone that was blessed with the ability to move fast and fluidly past, around, up and over my opponents. But, my body now reminds me that those days are numbered. I'm the Founder of Agile Fitness, a company dedicated to helping others achieve their fitness goals. Resume: - Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist ('96). - Bachelor of Arts & Science, University of Delaware, ('95) - Masters in Business Administration, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business ('01)