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Exercise Vs. Diet for Fat Loss

If you’re someone who’s looking to shed a few pounds and get down to your goal weight, one thing that you might be questioning is what is more important – getting a good diet in order or performing some intense workout sessions.

While there’s no question that a combination of both will yield the best possible results, if you had to choose between one or the other, is one more important?

Let’s take a closer look at this factor so you can see for yourself what you must consider.

The Question Of The Calorie Deficit

The very first thing that you must take into account is what it is actually required to lose body fat.  In order to successful melt pounds of fat from your frame, you have to consume fewer calories than you burn.

You can either achieve this by reducing your food intake on the diet side of things or increasing your calorie expenditure on the exercise side of things.

Now, when it comes to accomplishing this goal, diet tends to win out.  You can easily create a 200-400 calorie deficit with your diet plan, but it would take exercising for 30-60 minutes to do the same.

Most people grossly overestimate just how many calories they burn during a workout and don’t realize how hard it is to create that deficit through activity alone.

Maintaining Your Lean Muscle Mass And Metabolism

On the flip side of the coin, exercise is what will ensure that you maintain your lean muscle mass as you go about the fat loss process and it will also help to boost your metabolic rate.

A low calorie diet however can put you at risk for lean muscle mass loss and will naturally cause a slow-down to your metabolism.

So from a long-term point of view, exercise will yield weight loss that may be easier to keep off, provided you don’t eat back all the calories that you burn off.

Your Body’s Tolerance

Finally, the last thing that you must take note of when asking yourself which is better in terms of the overall fat loss results it will provide is what your body’s tolerance level is.  Are you someone who can take exercising for high volumes each week?

Some people simply do not have the recovery capacity to do so and will find that they burnout very quickly.

Others will find that they can go on a low calorie diet without a problem as long as they aren’t exercising for hours on end.

It’s important that you take the time to learn your body and what it responds best to. This way, you can customize your approach to whatever is best for you.

So there you have the main factors to take into account.  Generally speaking it’s easier to create the calorie deficit for fat loss through a diet, but if you want to look good as you lose the weight, exercise is key.

Throwdown Workout Challenge

We want to challenge you each and every week with a different workout that you can do with minimum to no equipment and from the comforts of your own home.

This week you got: BURPEES!!! In fact,  you got max reps of burpees in five minutes! Check out the video for exactly how to conquer this workout and good luck!

Check Out This Week’s Throwdown Workout HERE!!!

Don’t forget to comment below on how you did with this challenge!

-MW

4 Reasons to Get a Coach

                  4 Reasons To Hire A Fitness Coach

Well, it’s January! Time to get back in shape! Time to lose the unwanted weight you may have gained over the past 6 weeks or so! Time to get recomited and refocused!

This is the year you’re going to CRUSH your fitness goals… but how?

If you’re like a lot of people just getting started can seem like a daunting task. Many will simply join another gym, only to see it by the wayside in 90 days or so. Others will jump into a boot camp only to watch the luster of having some dude yell and scream at you to do one more pushup or one more squat quickly die out and fade. Not that these don’t work for some out there… don’t get me wrong, different strokes for different folks even in the fitness world.

However, if you’re looking to get started on a health and fitness program, one thing that you should give some consideration to is hiring a personal trainer.

Many people are quick to jump to the conclusion that rather than hiring a trainer, they can just go about this journey on their own.  They pick up a workout they’ve found in some magazine on or the Internet and immediately get going, hoping to achieve the body of their dreams.

As they go about this though, major problems start to occur.

Maybe they don’t see the progress they had hoped for or worse yet, they end up injured.

To help prevent these problems along with many others, hiring a personal trainer can be a very wise move.

Let’s take a quick peak at the main reasons why you should consider hiring a personal trainer so that you can decide if it’s the right decision for you.

A Personal Trainer Will Make Your Workout More Interesting

The very first reason why you should seriously consider hiring a personal trainer is because they’ll go a long way towards making your workout more interesting.  Since each time you work with them you’ll likely be doing a different workout entirely, this shakes things up and prevents you from hitting a progress plateau.

More importantly it keeps you interested and makes sure that you keep coming back for more.

A Personal Trainer Will Teach You Advanced Strategies

Second, the next important reason to consider hiring a personal trainer is because they’ll teach you some advanced concepts that you might not have known before.

Learning ways to accelerate your progress by taking things up a level will be imperative to success.

If you aren’t adding more advanced concepts into your workout program over time, you’re going to eventually stop seeing gains in strength, endurance, and improvements in your tone and definition.

Most people on their own don’t understand these advanced techniques, so a good trainer will help to introduce them to them.

A Personal Trainer Will Check Your Form

Moving right along, the third reason to hire a personal trainer is because they will also check over your form and make sure it’s as it needs to be.

If you aren’t using correct form as you go about your workout session, you won’t be seeing results from that exercise anyway as you may not be targeting the muscles correctly.

A good personal trainer will ensure this isn’t the case for you.

A Personal Trainer Will Serve As Motivation

Finally, last but not least, that personal trainer will serve as a clear source of motivation. When they’re standing right next to you pushing you to complete that extra rep, this can really add up to improved progress.

Those who aren’t pushing their body to the limit won’t see nearly the same degree of results. A personal trainer can really help to keep you motivated and working hard.

So there you have the main reasons why you should consider hiring a personal trainer.  If you haven’t done so yet, it might just be the time to consider it.

Committed To Your Health and Fitness,

– Michael

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