Lose Weight While You Sleep?

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When I tell most people that anaerobic must be a major part of their weight loss program most people think that I have misspoken or something. “Anaerobic, don’t you mean aerobics?” No I mean anaerobic.

Don’t feel too bad if you are not too sure of what anaerobic is all about, this word is not used as often as its counterpart aerobics. So what is anaerobic anyway? Well the simplest definition would be “without air” while aerobics means “with air”.

Unlike aerobics where the body requires and uses lots of air or oxygen to during a run or swim to sustained the prolonged activities of the muscles that are engaged in the activity, anaerobic requires little or a lot less oxygen to the engaged muscles during the workout. This is due to the fact that the workout that is involved is not sustained for very long like during a cardio workout. An example of an anaerobic exercise would be 8 to 10 repetition of squats using light to medium weights.

During weight training, the body reacts differently than during a 30 to 45 minute jog. During aerobics activities your body will burn a lot of oxygen and readily available carbohydrates. After the exercise your body will look to replace that readily available carbs and if it is not forthcoming from your next available meal, your body will convert a small bit of fat reserve back to carbs to have on hand. This is a good thing and will over time, depending on what and how much you eat help you to lose weight. Before I go into the benefits of weight training I wanted to say a bit more about aerobics and weight loss.

I have some of my new clients say to that they have been working out 4-5 times a week (aerobics that is) but they can’t seem to lose weight or at least lose the weight where they need to. When I ask if they do any strength training the answer is usually no, when I look at their diet they are eating in such a way to replace all the carbs their body just burnt off during the workouts, so there body is converting very little fat from the body’s reserves to use as ready energy. My point is that you have to look at the whole picture, and not just focus on any one tiny aspect of weight loss. Shedding fat quickly and permanently requires a multi prong approach. The amazing thing is once I include some anaerobic in the routine the weight start to melt away! Why is this?

Let me explain briefly how the body reacts to weight training and why this could be the missing weapon in your fat loss arsenal. Building and maintaining muscles mass requires a considerable amount of energy. If you do consistent weight lifting, I am not talking about pumping iron like those professional bodybuilders you see on TV, and ladies, no you will not bulk up like the hulk and look all masculine. I am talking about manageable weights that you could do 10-12 reps without too much difficulty.

Consistent resistance training will force your muscles to tone up and grow, this will intern require your body converting your fat reserves back to usable energy for this process. The exciting part is that your body carries out these growth, repair and maintenance at night when you are asleep. While you are sleeping there are no usable carbs coming into the body so it will be force to use the fat reserves.

The building and maintenance of your muscles mass requires a stream of constant energy supply, so the more resistance training you do is the higher the demand, and that is why it is important to add weight training to your fat loss routine.

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This article was published on 2011/01/07