Lose Body Fat at Vaughan’s Langley Personal Training – If ones takes a look at this picture, one can see the difference of 5lbs of muscle compared to 5lbs of fat. Does muscle weigh less than fat? No, BUT it is much more dense and therefore occupies way less space than fat. This is why a balanced exercise program should be in place for one to lose fat and gain muscle. This is where Vaughan’s can help you lose body fat with a personalized personal training plan.
As you can see in the picture, muscle is a lot leaner, smoother and compact than fat. You can imagine what that looks like under a thin layer of skin. Apart from looking better, there are many health benefits from losing body fat and adding lean muscle.[list type=”6″]
- Create a leaner physique
- Reduce your risk of injury
- Increase strength, stability, power and endurance
- Improve balance and mobility
- Improve the way you feel about yourself
- Increase energy and vitality
- Improve athletic performance
- Create metabolic reserve in times of traumas such as (car accidents and burns)
- Increase your metabolic efficiency
- Improve insulin sensitivity and improve blood glucose control
Latest research shows that every pound of fat burns about 2 calories per day at rest while each pound of muscle burns 6. So muscle will burn 3 times as many calories than fat will! This is why a balanced workout program should be in place with goals to burn body fat while adding muscle mass.
Many people think that going for long runs or spins is the best way to burn fat and burn calories. Doing this will burn fat and burn calories but one will also burn muscle mass. The more muscle mass you lose the less calories you will burn when you work out or at rest. A program which combines cardio and strength training is the perfect combination to lose body fat and add muscle.
Another misconception and fear is that lifting weights to increase muscle mass will turn you into some incredible hulk with huge shoulders and biceps. This will simply not happen. If you look at the picture one can see at how lean muscle mass is compared to fat. Remember, the more muscle mass you have the more calories you burn! Vaughan’s Langley Personal Training can help you with you body fat loss goals and come up with a program perfect for you! Sign up now for more info!