Strength Training for Fat Loss
Let's get this straight from the outset: It's FAT loss most are seeking, not just scale-weight loss. So, what's the best way to target FAT?
The priority is shoring up dietary intake. In short, having the discipline to eat smart is approximately 75% of the fat loss battle. However, the food intake component is beyond the scope of this book, so I recommend consulting a Registered Dietician for a plan. That will put you on the right path, but if you are seeking to augment the process by incorporating exercise, this book will provide the BEST type of exercise that better targets fat stores while preserving or maintaining good weight...your muscle mass.
No, it's not time-consuming conventional "cardio" as most believe, like jogging, plodding away on a treadmill for an hour, or walking five miles. And it's NOT low-effort, minimal calorie burning activities like yoga. Those are not large calorie-burning activities during and post-exercise, and they do nothing to build calorie-dependent muscle. Think this: if it's easy it's probably not the best option.
If one chooses to exercise to compliment a proper fat loss diet, the most time-efficient and productive choice is strength training and its variations. PROPER strength training is more physically demanding, but that is why it works. Also, most people have time constraints in their lives and need schedule-friendly exercise options. Strength training is the best exercise choice as it only needs to be performed two or three times per week for no more than 30 to 45 minutes per session IF IT IS PERFORMED PROPERLY.
After reading this book you will have a better understanding of why strength training is the best choice of exercise for effective fat loss. It will fit better into your busy schedule, help you maintain shapely muscle mass, make you stronger and more injury resistant, and - as a bonus - make you feel better and be more confident. All that from less than three hours or 1.8% of an entire week.
Muscle and Strength Training: All About It
An overview of the simplified details of skeletal muscle work during strength training exercises. Discussion includes:
Muscle Fiber Types
Motor Unit Recruitment & Force Output
Muscle Contraction Simplified
Causes of Fatigue
Improving Strength, Power, -& Local Muscle Endurance
Strength Training for Fat Loss
What's Going On In There? The Anatomy of a ResistanceTraining Set
In resistance training there are many questions that need reasonable answers to help you design the best program to meet your strength training goals. This book provides readers with all the information they need to achieve the results they desire.
Topics covered include: the neuromuscular system, chemical interactions, energy systems and fatigue, genetic influences, skill and training and motivation factors.
The Ultimate Interval and Circuit Training Manual (Second Edition)
This new edition offers a total of 588 interval workouts (60 more than the first edition) plus several new features including sections on circuit training (with a total of 170 circuit workouts, including large group and minimal equipment circuits) and a comprehensive exercise catalog with 875 exercises.
The sport-specific interval runs include all target and recovery time calculations. Simply select the appropriate running venue, interval distance, and level of difficulty. Also included are interval venue diagrams and descriptions, percentage speed charts, and recovery time charts.
Circuit training exercise, work period, rest period, and total volume options are offered in numerous pre-set options. Large format with hundreds of clear, easy-to-read and apply charts.
The Strength Training Workout Encyclopedia
Everyone who resistance trains needs a solid plan to make their efforts worthwhile. Whether the goal is to get stronger, build muscle, "tone" and "shape" the body, improve athletic performance potential, protect against injury, or improve overall fitness and well-being, having proper guidelines is essential.
The Strength Training Workout Encyclopedia and its accompanying CD-ROM serve as those essential guidelines. The book contains instructions in its 3 chapters on how these workouts can be personalized. Chapter 1, Selecting Workouts, contains the basic instructions on how to read and utilize the CD-ROM files. Chapter 2, Creating a Personalized Workout, contains a short and long method and instructions for setting up a workout plan. Lastly, Chapter 3, Workout Catalog, contains the entire CD-ROM catalog for quick viewing.
The CD-ROM that accompanies this book contains over 2,500 workout spreadsheets for the avid trainer, strength coach, personal trainer, or anyone needing specific workout guidelines. If you can't find exactly what you're looking for, simply tweak a workout by substituting an exercise or altering the number of repetitions.
Whatever your goals, time frame, or equipment limitations are, the workouts you need can be found on the CD-ROM in a few simple steps.
The Interval Training Manual
A comprehensive collection of sport-specific interval runs that can help coaches of any sport take advantage of the innumerable benefits of sound interval training.
Includes all target and recovery time calculations, along with a progressive plan and weekly training options. Offers an introduction to interval training, and covers administering pre-established interval training workouts, altering/designing new workouts, progressive training, and features the comprehensive interval workout catalog (including 528 pre-established interval workouts).
Also includes interval venue diagrams and descriptions, percentage speed charts, recovery time charts, sample workout recording forms, and more. Large format with hundreds of clear, easy-to-read and apply charts