Monday, January 9, 2012

Resistance Training?!

What is it? What it's good for?

First assumption:
You want to lose weight and / or get in shape.
  • We all know what lose weight means. 
  • Get in shape? It may sound cute but it works:

If you get in shape you fit into your clothes better.
If you are fit you have a better shape.

Get in shape means get fit or fitter:

  1. Any plan to get you fitter, healthier and lose weight MUST involve increasing muscle.
  2. Any plan to increase muscle MUST involve resistance training.
There - I've said it. The word I hope you come to love - resistance training. Before you turn off, it doesn't have to involve metal - even though metal is usually (usually, certainly not always) better.

Resistance training is:
Anything where a force or tension is applied to a muscle or group of muscles.
  • cable resistance
  • barbells
  • dumbbells
  • kettle bells
  • any other item; such as bricks, bottles of water, etc.
  • rubber exercise bands or tubing
  • water exercises
  • your own body weight

..and... May the force be with you. 

1 comment:

  1. I like recumbent exercise bike in Home Gyms. It is one of the most effective exercises to shed off those extra calories and exercise your legs, abs, thighs and butt.