But if you want to lose body fat even faster, you will strength train.
This article is about why strength training is a major fat loss acccelerator and alternatives to traditional weight lifting.
Why Strength Training Accelerates Weight Loss
It is based on solid scientific fact. The fact is - beginning at about age 40, everyone loses about 10% of their muscle mass every decade.
That's why physical activity gets harder. Factor in the additional body weight most people carry around and bingo - you have created a recipe for inactivity. Which breeds more inactivity.
Basically, your body engine loses power, burns less efficiently, and may require a major tuneup to reverse the process described above.
If you build and strengthen muscle (and eat protein to encourage the muscle building), a wonderful thing happens - your body engine gains power and burns more fat with each additional pound of muscle.
By the way, if you are a woman, you will not look like a bodybuilder – you are unlikely to gain bulk because of your hormonal composition.
Once this construction project gets underway, you will automatically lose weight fast.
What If I Don’t Want To Lift Weights?
Many men and women, for whatever reason, refuse to lift weights to gain strength.
That’s NOT a problem.
Two alternatives are as follows:
- Exercise DVD systems. The one I recommend is Jillian Michaels' Body Revolution. Body Revolution covers both interval AND strength training.
- Body weight exercising. You use your body to create the resistance to develop strength. Buy Age Defying Fitness to perform body weight exercises as well as improving posture, balance, endurance, and flexibility.