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Getting the Most Out of Resistance Training

Many clients come to me with the goal of getting a stronger, better-toned, better-muscled body. These are all outcomes you can see from regular strength training — it can build muscle strength and bone density, and even improve your metabolism. But, strength training shouldn’t be limited to just increasing the amount of weight. If you want a well-rounded routine — that enables you to see full benefits — I recommend additional resistance training progression techniques, too. 

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Why Getting Stronger Matters for Weight Loss

“Strong is the new skinny.”

It’s a proclamation you may have seen plastered over marketing and social media in recent years, but it’s more than a catch phrase.

Studies show that strength training can play a critical role in achieving maximum health benefits and weight loss success.

Getting stronger means getting leaner as well as fitter. It allows you to be healthier and more resilient. It lets you look and feel slimmer, younger and more vital.

But don’t just take my word for it. Check out what the research has to say on why getting stronger matters for your weight loss and health journey.


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Myths of Strength Training

What are the biggest misunderstandings that can sidetrack your weight training success?

Whether you’re just beginning strength training or have long made the weights part of your gym experience, you undoubtedly want to maximize the benefits of your efforts.

Getting the most out of your program involves so much more than the numbers you lift. It’s important to understand how your body responds to the physical stress imposed by the weight in a variety of training contexts and timing. Read on for top strength training misconceptions and the truth behind these assumptions.


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Should You Strength Train to Lose Weight?

Think about the recent commercials you've seen advertising health and fitness? What activity do you see? Running, walking, or other aerobic exercise? Weight training just never seems to get the same spotlight. In fact, it’s often depicted as a specialty offshoot rather than a core component of general fitness. Weight training, however, plays a very important role in health and weight loss. If you have a habit of spending most of your time on a treadmill or an elliptical for your workouts, this article is for you! You may be missing out on some of the most significant exercise benefits.

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Slowing Age-Related Muscle Loss

Loss of muscle is common among men and women as they age. It’s so common, in fact, that people often just expect the process to happen as they age. If you are in your 50’s, 60’s or older, you’re probably not interested in competing with 20 and 30-year olds. Most people would prefer quality of life over simply quantity of life. Fortunately, the right lifestyle choices can have a significant effect on...

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Q&A: What are the three best exercises?

Hello Life Time Weight Loss I’m getting started (again) on a fitness program and I’m a little overwhelmed with everything I could do for exercise. I want to make sure I get started the right way. Are there a few exercises you feel are the best?

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Training Facts and Fallacies – Part Two

Have you ever wondered why some people get results with a specific workout and others do not? Certainly, every individual is different, has different levels of fitness and pre-, during and post-nutrition, but there are some common and vital behaviors that people often overlook in training. Even if two people have the same program on paper, it doesn’t mean they will perform it as intended.

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