Sunday, July 17, 2022

Build Muscle and Lose Weight (Part 2) :

Build Muscle and Lose Weight (Part 2)

Build Muscle and Lose Weight (Part 2) :

Lifting heavy weights in a rep range of between 6-10 will give you size and strength. Lifting lighter weights in a rep range of between 12-20 will give you muscle tone and muscular endurance. So whatever your goals are, you are in charge. It is your decision as to what you want. Big muscles will not magically start to appear on your body from every angle if you don't want them.

Some people will say that they want to increase their endurance levels and only cardio will do that. It's true that cardio exercise will increase your endurance and stamina; cardio will work your heart and lungs. However if you were to do a circuit using weights such as picking 4 or 5 exercises of 20 reps without rest, you would be panting like a dog on a hot day. This would give you the benefits that cardio could give you, but the added extra would be more muscle tone, an increase in strength, and more calories being burned.

Training with weights will give you a multitude of benefits, which will include weight loss, muscle endurance, strength, muscle tone, increased ability to burn calories, provide protection for your joints by having more muscle around them, and more bone density which reduces the risk of bone diseases in later life. Apart from all these you will look great, people will notice you, you will feel more confident, look more attractive, and clothes will fit you perfectly instead of hanging off you. The bottom line is that if you don't weight train then you are really selling yourself short.

In the modern world it is not only bodybuilders and power lifters that use weight training. Boxers, footballers, track athletes, racing drivers, basketball players, and a whole host of other sportsmen include weight training in their training routines. These sportsmen understand the immense improvements that training with weights will add to their individual sports and the increase in their levels of achievement. So if weight training is so important to the sportsman, don't you think that you may get some benefits from building muscle?

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