Hey there Guys,
If you had to choose which would you prefer? I strong lean muscular build or a skinny bean pole figure?
Now yes I am being a little rough but when it comes to the exercise choices we make to get that body we seem to have it all wrong.
The good thing is that it’s not your fault! We are being constantly fed the standard line of:
If you want to lose weight you need to do long sessions of running, cycling or other cardio to get yourself into the “fat burning zone”
I too fell for this one.
Our bodies are incredible creatures, they hate stress. When you start regular long distance running, your muscle become more efficient, they become able to do more work with less muscle mass. Yep! Long distance running makes your muscles smaller not bigger!
If you start lifting weights, your muscles want to become more efficient, they get bigger so they can move the weight more easily…
Hmmm bigger muscles mean they are going to need more energy to work so they are going to need to use up some of the fat to keep the engine running.
It’s like comparing a V8 engine to a 4 cylinder car. The bigger engine is going to need more fuel. For guys wanting to loose weight we need to create an engine that is going to burn more fuel: fat!
Guys if you want to have a sexy muscular body, heck even if you just want to lose some of your belly fat, flatten your stomach and look a bit sexier in the mirror it’s getting those muscles working in a way that they have no choice to get bigger and burn more fuel.
There is a great post over @ Ryan Miller’s blog that explains this very well.
Next post I’ll share some great ways to get those muscles moving without having to buy expensive equipment, lug around heavy stuff or even join a gym.
Catch ya then.