If you’ve ever thought about losing weight, you most likely considered starting on an exercise program.
But with all the options out there, the idea of exercise can get a little confusing.
Additionally, many of these programs make these crazy claims: “you can lose X pounds in Y weeks”, “you can get a 6 pack after 6 months”, etc.
Who’s to believe? What program is superior?
Well, when it comes to training, there are couple of truths:
- Resistance training can help build or maintain muscle.
- Muscle helps you burn more calories.
- Any kind of exercise will burn calories, which can help burn fat.
- Building muscle and losing fat simultaneously only happens to beginners.
If there’s an exercise program that promises anything else, it’s likely to be a scam.
No program out there can drastically reduce belly fat with special exercises – that only happens when you lose a lot of weight, period.
No program out there can “tighten” your arms or legs – once again, that happens when you lose a significant amount of weight.
No program out there will help you lose a ridiculous amount of weight in a short amount of time – take 30 lbs in 30 days, for example. Two pounds of weight loss per week is considered to be the safe limit, and anything claiming to exceed that in the long-run is either dangerous or fraudulent.
So, what kind of training should you do to lose weight?
Combining resistance training (e.g., bodyweight exercises & weights) with moderately challenging cardio (e.g., you don’t feel like puking after) is an excellent strategy for fat loss, because it helps you burn calories during and after workouts. And fat loss is all about the calories you burn vs. the calories you ingest.
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