Article by Trevor Gardner
Its strange that whilst the number of men with gym memberships has increased by 16% since 2003, the number who hit the weights has dropped by 15%. This drop is worrying because if you go and lift weights of any sort 3 times a week you can achieve the following:-
1) Cut the risk of diabetes in just four months. According to a study at Tufts University, Massachusetts weight training reduces blood-glucose levels and improve insulin sensitivity.
2) Treat Depression. Harvard University researchers have compared the benefits of weight training and cardio exercise over a 10 week period and discovered that weight lifters experienced the greater mood boost.
3) Spike your testosterone. Researchers in Finland have discovered that the hormone testosterone plays a key role in your overall mortality risk and of course your sex drive.
4) Prevent a stroke.n By lifting weights you can reduce your blood pressure. According to the University of Michigan the lifting of weights actually reduces your risk of a stroke by 4%.
Now that the benefits have been brought to your attention you need to put together a training plan to help burn that fat. The best training is short interval, intensity training with repetitions. Going for a 10Km on a treadmill will not work too well but 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off with weights will get your body in the zone and the fat will begin to burn and the weight will drop off.
Now to get the total benefit of the exercise workout you need to support it with what you eat. You need to eat protein, good carbs, and use supplements and vitamins to repair your muscles whilst you go through and recover from the physical method of burning fat. In the end do not be scared of the thought of fitness training, embrace the whole concept of burning fat to lose weight and you will enjoy all of the benefits for years to come.
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