Putting the Personal back into your Training



Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about health and wellness.

Muscle Weighs More Than Fat = False
One pound of muscle weighs the same as one pound of fat. Remember the old story;
if you take one-pound of feathers and one pound of bricks and drop them from a roof, which would hit the ground first? They land at the same time. However, the differences between one pound of muscle and one pound of fat is that one pound of muscle takes up by 13-18% less mass then the pound of fat. That is why when you build up muscle where fat once was you look learner. Also, one pound of muscle will add 30 to 50 pounds a day to your metabolic rate.

The More Fit You Are, the Harder You Have to Work = True
It means what gave you improvement in the past will only help you maintain your fitness in the future. You can work harder in many ways; length of time, intensity, frequency, trying a different form of exercise, (e.g.) Pilates, try a new sport or activity, martial arts, swimming, or higher intensity aerobics.

 I Can Spot Reduce a Part of My Body = False
When your body uses fat for energy it takes it from everywhere; your stomach area, arms, face, etc.  When you are targeting a specific body part you are working the specific muscles and are helping to shape those muscles. But you are not removing fat only from that area. However new research has shown that High Intensity Interval Exercise (H.I.I.T) does seem to work well at reducing belly fat.

Protein Builds Muscle = False
Exercise builds muscle. Protein is used to help repair the damage to the muscle from exercise or over exertion.

You Can Replace Fat with Muscle = False
Fat and muscle are two different entities. You cannot replace one with the other.

When You Stop Exercising Your Muscle Turns to Fat = False
Once you stop exercising your muscles atrophies (shrink). The muscle loses volume, strength and tone. If you stopped exercising you’re eating habits probably will not be as healthy, so you may experience weight gain (body fat), thus giving the illusion that the muscle is changing to fat.

The Older You are The Less Exercise You Need = False
As we get older our needs for specific types of exercise may change.  An older person may want to focus more on balance work to minimize falling versus more aerobics, but no matter what your fitness regimen, it should contain flexibility, aerobic, resistance and balance exercises.

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