I am sorry that we haven't posted for a while, vacationing- butttt we will be back to swing of things soon, very very soon! Hope you all are exercising and enjoying family, friends and the holiday season......by the way, reminder- the first 15 days are up, we are on round two. Pictures and updates will be posted soon. :) If anyone else is doing this, if you do not know how to post the pictures just email them to me and I will do it for you. great great great!
Did you know-
Is lifting weights as important to my physical fitness as aerobic exercise?
Absolutely. Although aerobic exercise burns far more calories, and a higher percentage fat calories, than strength or anaerobic training, weight lifting, or resistance training, increases your lean body mass. Muscle tissue is metabolically active. It uses as much as 45 calories per pound per day to sustain itself. The more muscle tissue you have, the higher your resting metabolism. Even when watching television, the local gym rat burns more calories than their couch potato neighbor. So, while aerobic exercise burns fat during and briefly after a workout, the lean muscle tissue that is gained by lifting weights burns calories around the clock. That's especially important if you want to decrease body fat.
Stronger muscles also enable you to perform daily activities more easily. The result is less fatigue at the end of the day. Well conditioned muscles also reduce your risk to injury.
Strength training is a highly individualized procedure. That's why two equally successful strength athletes may have very different training routines. Nevertheless, in order to increase muscle mass or lean tissue, you need to train with weights a minimum of two to three times per week. The best resource for a program that will augment your aerobic conditioning program is a fitness professional trained to develop a program to meet your needs.
The American College of Sports Medicine now considers resistance training a necessary component of any sound exercise program. So regardless of what your fitness goal may be, get out there and toss some weight around.
(Taken from- http://www.rondagates.com/faq/faq.html#q16)
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