Skinny or Toned? The difference between dieting and cardio and WEIGHTLIFTING, dieting, and cardio is the difference between skinny mush and a lean, toned body. Weightlifting with a certain intensity will add definition to your body and increase your metabolism. To simply lose weight, one must eat less and move more. So, after you've plateaued, do you move even more OR eat even less? There's only so much time in your day and only so little you can eat. That's a tough decision. What if you could eat MORE, do MORE, and look BETTER? Here's where weightlifting comes in...
When David Lyons was diagnosed with MS at the age of 47, like many who receive a chronic diagnosis, it sent him into a tailspin. Numb from the chest down, David had a choice. He said he could take his MS lying down... or fight it like David fought Goliath. This prompted Lyons to become both David and Goliath, beginning a weightlifting regimen that would help him go on to win a title in a bodybuilding contest, devoting himself to a lifetime of good health and fitness. If you have MS too, there is plenty of new research out there that suggests that not only is weightlifting safe for MS patients, it is also highly beneficial. From improvements in your overall health to mood boosting perks, here are 5 reasons why lifting can lead to a healthier and happier you...
There is no doubt aerobic exercise is important for overall health. We don't want to diminish its significance. However, if you want to get into the best shape of your life, weightlifting is more important than cardio. As we age, it is often not our aerobic health that causes us to become debilitated. It is the loss of muscle mass and bone density that causes issues as we get older. Only weightlifting will build muscle and increase bone density.
Many people begin a new physical fitness training program with one goal in mind: weight control. Whether it is weight-loss or weight-gain centered, their program is in place to control their weight one way or another. Oftentimes, people who engage in
If you love swimming, cycling or long-distance running, you may not have put a lot of thought into your weightlifting routine. Sure you want to build your strength, but perhaps you were afraid of building bulky muscles that could slow you down
It's a bold statement, of course, but the benefits of weightlifting are not restricted to muscle-bound bodybuilders who spend all day at the gym. Weight training has many benefits for people of all ages, body types, and athletic abilities-- it
Are you one of those people who avoids the weight room? Surprisingly, many seem to think that the weightlifting room is only for body builders. But that's not the case at all! There are many benefits to adding weight training to your workout program. Here are the top eleven benefits to weightlifting, that'll make you want to hit the weight room the next time you're at the gym.
With fitness and health awareness on the rise, exercise is becoming more important to many average Americans. Weightlifting and cardio are still considered two essential parts of exercise that each boast numerous health benefits. Getting a good workout in can be hard, especially since most people are swamped throughout the entire day. However, combining cardio and weightlifting into one workout session can not only save you time and money, but will totally transform your body! Kettlebell workouts do just that, and here's why.