It’s a mystery to us how people who discriminate between different types of grains or the nutrient qualities of meat verses greens can be the same ones who flock to FAT BLASTING! FAT BURNING! silly fitness fads.
We often hear the defence as a ‘need for cardio’ yet we suspect people just secretly can’t give up wishing they could exercise away the flab. Even when we explain the actual physiology of cardio and they are genuinely interested folks the urge to magically melt away the unwanted parts remains.
Listen if you don’t know that when you hit liposis (the fat burning point in your activity) your entire physiology is triggered to work against fat loss then here are the hard facts. As you tap fat stores you are then using emergency reserves and as a result the rate at which your metabolism works is lowered – your ability to store fat increases – and the hunger cycle is put into full gear.
A pound of your adipose tissue (body fat) can give you anywhere from about 3500 to 4500 calories depending on your body type and general genetic make up. This means even an exercise session which advertises to burn hundreds of calories during and after the workout would take ridiculous amounts of time to force the shedding of even a couple of pounds.
If people actually knew the fundamental physiology 99% of the fitness industry would crumble. Don’t believe us? Do your own research – not fitness based but physiology based.
Look we can make a very strong case that our form of full body strength and stamina training burns the more calories than any other type of workout. We mobilize far more muscle mass and induce a far higher level of momentary muscular and cardio pulmonary output than anything else. An average 30 minutes with us burns 500 calories before and after (as you recover) our sessions but guess what!? We actual advise clients to eat right after their sessions and especially carbs if they can tolerate them so their metabolisms don’t slow and strength/stamina can be maximized.
Maybe next post should be EASY ABS! or SIMPLY SWEAT AWAY YOUR PROBLEMS! …probably not…enough ranting lets just move on.
Be well, be strong,
Andrew and Tierney
So to burn/reduce the fat….weight training as with your studio & here in Kingston…in conjunction with proper diet?
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Yes muscle and healthy body fat levels go hand in hand. You need the strength to keep your metabolic rate reasonable (the amount and pace at which you burn calories from food). Regular sporting and fun activity is healthy but will not in and of itself make much difference for fat levels. Eat well and stay strong!