Low carb, high protein diets are the latest dieting craze. However, before you jump on the bandwagon, you may want to consider a few things: Low carb (ketogenic) diets deplete the healthy glycogen (the stored form of glucose) stores in your muscles and liver.
If you’ve spent time looking for information about how to make fat loss faster and easier, there’s a good chance you’ve read about interval training. If so, you might have seen claims that interval training is “nine times” more effective than aerobic exercise in the so-called fat-burning zone at promoting fat loss. This, unfortunately, is a myth.
The pickled butternut squash recipe is also a great accompaniment for white meats or fish.
It’s that time of year again, and you still haven’t achieved the fitness goal you set for yourself last year. Millions of people become more dedicated to their exercise program in January and February. The Gyms and Health Clubs that promote the quick fix, double their new enrollment, and member participation is at an all-time high.
What does it mean? Now because of an amazing thing called Google you can find out why many of the large big box gym chains and most personal trainers do not want you to know about “progressive overload.” Or worse, they don’t even know themselves!
Isolate your resolution and perform the correct activity to achieve your goal. Fat loss and weight loss are different Cardio and aerobic training are different. Increasing muscle strength and muscle size is also different.
No matter what your goal is: muscle mass, strength, speed, weight or body fat loss, etc. the most important factor in your training program is making progress. Progressive overload is the gradual increase of stress placed upon the body during exercise training and is what makes your muscles grow bigger, stronger and faster.
After almost three decades of being in the health/fitness/bodybuilding industry in one form or another, as trainer, membership salesperson, manager, or club owner, I have heard all the catchy industry terms that are used to sell supplements, diets, and all these new fad exercise plans, routines and programs to people.
Since your muscle tissue needs nutrition every 3 to 4 hours, it makes sense to time your meals 3 to 4 hours apart. The optimum daily meal schedule would be to eat 4 to 5 times per/day for fat-loss/lean muscle maintenance, and 6+ times per/day for muscle gain.
In business, when I first started managing people I learned that (80% of the work is done by 20% of the employees) this also holds true in the Fitness Industry when enrolling new members. However, it works the exact opposite in the “Big Box, One Size Fits All” gyms and training programs.
Time is a precious commodity and with the fast-paced, urgent world we live in, most people push their needs – including exercise – to the bottom of their to-do lists. You may not have thought of it this way, but exercise saves you time and will most likely add longer and stronger years to your life.
Although regular exercise like cardio, boxing is good for body and soul, diving headfirst into an advanced exercise program is not encouraged. It can even be dangerous if you don’t avoid some common mistakes. If you’re a beginner, your body isn’t prepared for the types of strains exercise can place on it.