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MOTIVATED@LAST
Posts: 13,651
2/14/13 10:06 P

Yes, strength training should definitely be part of your routine NOW.

Without ST, up to 25% of your weight loss can come from lost muscle rather than fat. Muscle burns calories even at rest, and over time, this lost muscle can make longer term weight loss harder. And it is a lot easier to preserve your existing muscle mass through even a moderate ST program, than it is to add it back later.

ST is actually a very effective fat burner, and will help you achieve your goals.

Compound exercises are probably the best way to go, as they work several different muscles at once, allowing you to work most of the major muscles in your body in just a few moves. A simple routine might comprise:

* squats/lunges
* pushups (modified, incline or wall pushups if necessary)
* planks
* pull-ups/lat pull downs/bent over dumbbell rows

M@L



FROGGIRL80
Posts: 27
2/14/13 9:32 P

Thanks guys!!! GOD bless



MONIQUE432
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Posts: 64
2/14/13 8:39 P

i agree with gentleman in the previous post. Many people associate weight and fat loss immediately with heavy duty dieting when in reality, in addition to the clean eating, strength training is even more important than cardio. Hope this helps!



SERGEANTMAJOR
Posts: 6,353
2/14/13 8:30 P


The three part formula for fat loss in ranked order is nutrition (diet), strength training and lastly cardio. Nutrition takes the fat off, exercise makes you healthy. Control your food intake, strength train and add cardio for cardio vascular health.



FROGGIRL80
Posts: 27
2/14/13 7:33 P

I am starting on a new healthy eating plan and I wanna develop my own fitness plan, combining weights and cardio. The thing is is that I need to lose a lot of body fat. Should I still incoporate weights and if so. in what manner? Thanks GOD bess



 
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