|Posted by Chad on November 28, 2011 at 8:40 AM|
It is post Thanksgiving week. Is the feast of excess calorie (energy) input behind us? Not by a long shot! Since weight management and exercise go hand in hand, I thought I'd give you two numbers to think about.
1. 225,000. That number, is the number of crunches one would have to do to lose ONE pound of fat! Are crunches the best bang for your buck exercise you can do to lose weight, or get closer to the proverbial "6 pack"?? Uh, no. If you want to know how to lose weight, ask me to send you a recent article I put together for my clients.
2. Thirty-five. That number, is the number of pounds of MUSCLE lost between the ages of 30 and 60. Now THAT is staggering. You want to know the exercises to do to keep your muscle, in turn burning excess calories (energy)?? Ask me to send you the recent article I put together for my clients!
Strength training, in the end, is more important than "cardio." I am not saying that steady state exercise is not good for you, it can be. Just know that to keep you furnace burning efficiently, you gotta strength train, no question about it. The idea that the two, cardio and strength, should be separate is also a myth. Ask me why!! Please!!
Now, cut out the sugar, the excess helpings, and lift a weight or two.