What if I told you that the only thing standing between you and 15 to 20 pounds of weight loss are your muscles? Would you believe me? Do you have any idea what I’m talking about? Are you curious? I hope so, because this topic is very interesting and for most of the clients we work with this is the difference maker in their fitness program. The magic ingredient that has been missing from the recipe all along. The yeast that will resurrect your muscles for the expansion of strength, growth, and a whole new way to live your life. Stronger, fitter, and suddenly able to bound like a dear along your hiking path, climb a mountain, or just carry a bag of heavy groceries in from the car. Yes, it WILL happen! And here’s why…
There is nothing like watching that little number on the computer readout that stares back at you as it counts your calories on your recumbent bike, elliptical trainer, StairMaster, or treadmill. Slowly ticking upward as if to taunt your every move. Fifteen minutes on your recumbent bike for example might only yield a burn of 75 calories. Not even half that apple fritter you purchased this morning at Starbucks because you still seem to crave those sweets, and can’t seem to find a way to make oatmeal in the morning, let alone eat it.
Calories are important, but what I want to do right now is put those little buggers in perspective. I want to put them where they belong. Help me gather them up, put them in a little fire pit and start burning them off one by one, even while we’re sleeping next to the fire. Because that’s what building muscle in your body will do. It will turn you into a living, breathing furnace. A metabolic machine able to burn fat, and leap tall buildings in a single bound. I’m sure that might sound to you like the same hype and nonsense you heard on that infomercial witnessed last Saturday while you were working your way through an afternoon snack in front of the television. So allow me to explain.
Last Friday on Channel 15 with Leigh Mills (click here for the segment) we discussed the Top 5 Ways to Maximize your fitness program and stay on track. Simple enough. Were you paying attention? Number one is the key, and if you were reading closely, you discovered that I’m writing a book on the subject. I’m so fired up about it that the first draft will be done in 90 days or less. The topic is so important, so hidden from view by accident, and so interesting and exciting that I just can’t contain myself anymore. I’ve discovered a way to present it to you so that you can see once and for all that you MUST do this, and that it CAN be done.
The topic is your MUSCLE, or lack thereof. A topic covered in every book, magazine article, and fitness segment on you see on television, and yet it’s importance still so often missed. Like a beautiful girl’s outline behind sheer curtains, you can see the image, relish in its beauty, fantasize about what it would be like to be with her her, and yet somehow you can’t see the clear focused picture. You can’t touch her, feel her, or see the well defined shape of her body. It’s only the softened image, still unfocused. The most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen, and yet elusive. Everyone is talking about her and no one is willing to knock on the door. So let’s knock, because I know she’ll invite us in. She’s been waiting…
Inside, you discover a beautiful arrangement of the human body at work. A body at work and in motion moving heavy objects with grace and confidence, like a factory at work all day long, your muscles can and will work for you constantly. Contracting and relaxing, stretching and elongating, but only if you ask them to. Asking and taking actions is all you have to do. Just like knocking on that door. That beautiful girl has been waiting inside for you, ready to share her beauty, her willingness, and her longing to help you experience what life can really be like on the other side of those curtains.
Now, don’t get too distracted. That beautiful girl has work to do and so do you. Here’s why…
The average 180 pound person will burn roughly 300 calories per hour while walking. 284 if walking a 20-minute mile, and 350 per hour if walking a 15-minute mile. That’s pretty good, but again, there’s more to the story.
While performing a good, well balanced, and significant strength training routine, this same person will burn an average of 590 calories per hour, not including rest periods or what that same person burns in the recovery period. Most people are surprised to learn that you often burn more calories during the recovery phase of your strength workouts than you do while you’re working. Just one more of the secrets that has been held from you behind those curtains.
So, imagine this…
1. You take a 30-60 minute walk (200 – 300 Kcals burned)
2. You perform circuit training for 30-60 minutes (300 – 600 Kcals burned)
3. And then you burn a few hundred more calories in your recovery later that evening while taking a nice hot bath and having a cup of blueberry tea. (Let’s say 300 more kcals)
That’s anywhere from 800 – 1200 kcals for that one day of exercise. Not bad, and a heck of a lot better than the 75 your burned in 15 minutes on that bike, where every second felt like the ticking of a clock in your bedroom at night when you can’t sleep.
Even if you only did this twice per week, and then walked 2-3 more times, you would be on your way to crossing that threshold as the door opens and the beautiful women invites you in.
More importantly, you would now be building muscle. Your most precious life asset. No, you can’t wear it like a piece of jewelry, or sell it to the highest bidder for a profit. You can only bathe in its heat and action as it cranks up your metabolism one muscle myofilament at a time. Breeding each time you train, creating energy and vitality behind that curtain, and making you feel like one of the most powerful human beings on earth. Because now, you will be!
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