Muscles vs Fat
This is why it is better to have muscles
Just gaining 2 lbs of muscles is going to burn fat at a faster rate than not gaining it. An 2 extra pounds of muscles would be equivalent to walking an extra half a mile a day just by gaining the muscles. That is the power of being lean. Being leaner will keep your metabolism moving faster and therefore cause you to burn much more calories, even when you’re at rest. Aerobics exercise by itself is not the best option when trying to lose weight. You will lose weight, but you can multiply that factor by 3 times just by adding resistance training in your workout. The real kicker is the resistance training. You don’t have to become big and muscular when you gain a few pounds of muscles. We all have muscles and we could use a little more at times. You might just need to gain a few more pounds of lean muscle weight in order to speed up your fat burning process.
Once you are over the age of 35 years old, aerobics by itself will only erode your muscle mass and bone density. This is not a good thing for weight loss because it makes you fatter. Not to mention, after the age of 35 you will lose about 2 pounds of lean muscles a year and it will be replaced by about 1.6 pounds of fat. So as you age and have no resistant training your get softer. Not a good thing.
Now don’t get me wrong, aerobics is good but just make sure that you include some weight training with it to get the best benefits. If not you will lose more bone density and muscle mass and replace it with fat even if you are losing weight. Again, not a good thing.This will make your weight loss battle an uphill one when it does not have to be that way. Always always be sure to include some sort of weight training in your workout routine. A good mix would be to do 30 mins of aerobics and 30 mins of weight training. You can use light weights and still make a tremendous difference with regards to your body shape, size and weight loss progress.
Follow this strategy and see faster results in shorter time. Being more muscular will make your work a lot easier when it comes to trimming down. The muscles in your body will do the legwork for you when it comes to burning calories, even while you are doing absolutely nothing. Plus, the extra strength you will gain from the muscles will make you more energetic, focused, and active. When it comes to weight loss just like anything else you have to work smarter and not necessarily harder. Check out my new diet for weight loss.