Weight Lifting is a Multi-Purpose Exercise

Weight lifting in addition to developing muscle mass actually assists the human body in burning fat. For every pound of muscle you have, you will burn 35-50 calories a day. This is why you may notice that those who lift weights regularly seem to eat more, their bodies are constantly burning fat and they need to replenish the calories that are necessary to feed cells.…

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Weight Training

For those that would like a more vigorous workout plan, weight training is a viable option that can combine building muscle tone and working the cardiovascular system. Weight training tones your muscles and raises your metabolism, which helps your body burn more calories not only when exercising but also while you sleep. Weight training reverses the natural decline in your metabolism, which begins around age…

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Exercising: The 5 R’s Principle

What if there was a simple, straightforward way of taking a workout and figuring out exactly what should be in it? There is. It’s called the 5 R's principle. The 5 R's Principle can help beginners figure out what exactly goes into an effective workout. Each "R" focuses on an important element of an exercise routine that forces the beginner to look at their workouts…

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Training Frequency & Rest Days

When it comes to muscle-building, how often you train and how often you rest are just as important as what you do when training and exercising. This is because the muscle-building part of the process happens not in the gym, but when you’re resting. During exercise, muscles are strained and slightly torn. During recovery, they are rebuilt to be bigger and stronger than before. Training…

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