OK, I agree, that’s a silly question. Of course you would!
So if you somehow manage to finish this entire article, a near miracle in today’s world of information overload, you’ll be able to do just that!
Now this may come as a shock, but I have found that the number one form of exercise for fat loss is high intensity resistance training.
Yeah, not what you’ll hear from lots of fat loss and fitness “gurus” right? Well, I can tell you nothing creates a faster resting metabolism or requires more stored energy (read this as ‘fat’!) than building some good old quality lean muscle.
Man or woman. Young or old.
In fact, you’ll be happy to learn that one of this old Hound’s trusted health advisors, Rob Poulos, used a certain form of metabolic resistance training to lose over 42 pounds of fat and has kept it off for the last 3 years.
Not enough? OK, well, he did that without 1 minute of separate cardio…not one!
And his wife did the same, but actually lost even more fat…nearly 60 pounds and she also dropped 8 dress sizes in the span of about 6 months.
Alright, let’s get to it and find out how you can dramatically improve your results with your resistance training for fat loss.
Walk into any fitness center or gym and you’ll see at least half if not more of the exercisers performing their resistance training workouts in a less than optimal way…and that’s being kind.
You see guys getting all macho, swinging the weights around, and using gravity and momentum to help them move the weight.
Let me put it bluntly.
Gravity and momentum ain’t gonna help you build muscle…or burn more fat!
In fact, if you simply concentrate on performing each and every repetition of an exercise properly, you could literally triple its effectiveness!
To better understand this, let’s examine our 3 different strength levels in any resistance exercise:
Take the dumbbell curl exercise for the biceps for example. In this movement, you begin with the weight down at your sides.
You proceed to smoothly and slowly curl the dumbbells up to your shoulders. This movement trains your positive strength level. You should then pause briefly and contract your biceps at the top of the movement. This trains your static strength level.
Finally, you would want to lower the dumbbells slowly back to the starting position. This trains your negative strength level. Now the problem is that most people don’t even bother with the static or negative strength levels.
They put all of the focus on the ‘lifting’ or positive portion of the movement, while not pausing or contracting sufficiently at the top, and not taking nearly enough time on the negative portion. In effect they are getting only one third of the benefits that this exercise can give them.
Actually, it’s less than that because the static and negative portions can create deeper inroads into your existing strength levels than the positive portion of the movement. This is something you want, as it will lead to greater progress faster assuming you give your body appropriate time to recover.
Why do I care so much about strength? Outside of the obvious reasons, strength leads to muscle growth, which leads to a faster resting metabolism (as we discussed earlier), which leads to faster fat loss and various other improved health factors that could take up another couple of pages at least ;-).
So the question is, how slow are we talking about here?
I’ve found best results taking about 3-4 seconds on both the positive (lifting) portion and negative (lowering) portion of the exercise. It is recommended that you hold for a count of 1 during the contracted position.
In Rob’s Fat Burning Furnace blueprint, he takes these concepts to the next level. Here we are using techniques to maximize your static and negative strength levels in order to push the limits of your lean and healthy genetic potential to the max.
That’s when the real fun begins.
So make sure not to neglect the static and negative strength levels when performing your next resistance training workout. Don’t waste the opportunity to triple your results!
Rob and his wife Kalen lost over 101 pounds by using these tips (along with a few other techniques), and you’ll also find it interesting that:
- They did it by enjoying delicious foods several times a day, every day, almost never hungry…
- They DID NOT do one minute of ‘cardio’, but still lowered their resting heart rate and re-captured that near boundless energy of their 20s…
- Rob also lost nearly 10 inches of stomach flab, and Kalen dropped 8 dress sizes, going from a 12 to a 4…
They’ve put together a little presentation where you’re going to learn everything else you need to know (including their inspiring before & after pics) here:
Unusual tips and unique tricks that fight fat fast… <— Click Here
You also learn the 5 biggest mistakes you’ve probably been making trying to fight the flab, among all the tricky little details of our truly life-changing discovery…
You’re going to be blown away when you learn the REAL reason you’re still flabby, out of shape, or just plain fat…
Enjoy the presentation and you’ll thank me later!