Weight Loss Advantages through Body Conditioning and Weight Training

Author: nichellen
Date Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

By: Sheila Dunn, Family Wellness Director

The Meadowlands Y is now offering a Total Body Conditioning class on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm, with Vicki Lew. This fun yet effective program can get you started on a routine that will last a lifetime and benefit you in so many ways. woman stretchingSome women are anxious and sometimes even frightened, that if they were to start any type of weight training exercise or strength training plan, they would develop excessive muscle tissue and they would start looking too masculine. Unfortunately it’s still the case that so many see body sculpting for women as a women’s muscle building program and as way of actually losing their femininity. Gaining weight on a woman’s muscle building program can occur, however the small amount of muscle gained, is normally dwarfed by the fat burning that occurs. When a woman begins developing her muscles two things will start to happen. The muscles burn much more energy in the form of calorie consumption and weight loss occurs as a consequence as the body uses up excess body fat to supply the developing muscles. Your energy demands are tied in to your rate of metabolism, which dictates how many calories you need to maintain the various physical systems. Shedding the pounds and keeping them off is achieved by altering the metabolism so that it uses up more fat. If you want to use up more calories, even while doing absolutely nothing, the key element is to raise your metabolic rate to a stage where it has got to draw on excess fat stores. So the simple truth is that weight reduction while at rest, is achievable – as long as you have caused an increase in metabolic rate. Woman with weightsOne word of caution though. You definitely can’t just be dependent on weight training or body sculpting for women to build muscle and forget all about eating habits. The two work hand in hand. The healthier your diet program, the better as it is much more difficult to burn off unwanted weight whilst on a diet plan of fast food and sweet sugary drinks. Also, the fitter you become, the faster you are able to shed the pounds and lose that unwanted body fat. Fitter women have quicker metabolisms. Any good exercise plan will include both aerobic and anaerobic conditioning. Exercising with weights is mostly anaerobic exercise. For all its popularity, aerobic exercise has it disadvantages – in the course of an exercise class, fat burning does take place, but once the session is over, the rate at which calories are burnt, and metabolic rate, decrease rapidly. Register for the Meadowlands Y Body Conditioning class today and watch the results happen!! You will become fit as you increase your metabolism and gain that extra energy we all long for!!


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