4 Strength Training Tips Everyone Should Know

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By Fit3 Head Coach Tina Van Horn

For many people, turning 40 can be a dreaded milestone. For the health and fitness conscientious, however, turning 30 could be considered the new 40.

Why 30, you may ask? From the time you were born until around the time you turn 30, your muscles grow larger and stronger. But during your 30s, you naturally start to lose muscle mass and function. This is called sarcopenia or “muscle loss with aging.”

The good news? Muscle-strengthening activities help increase or maintain your muscle mass and power. Steadily increasing weight and repetitions will give you even more benefits, no matter your age.

That’s why, if you haven’t already, it’s time to get serious about adding strength training to your workouts. I know machines at the gym can be confusing, so don’t even look at the intimidating guys (and ladies) who hang out in the free weights area!

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Create An Inexpensive Home Gym

SubscribeButton-webhome gymSpring is coming soon, and with warmer temperatures comes less bulky clothes to hide under. Maybe you’ve already lost the excess weight but now need some muscle toning. Or maybe your weight loss efforts need a boost. Either way, a little exercise is the answer. It packs a fat-blasting one-two punch. Heart-revving activities burn calories and fat while building muscle keeps your metabolism stoked to continue burning more calories – even at rest! And toned muscles make you look sleeker and healthier. It’s a win-win-win! Continue reading “Create An Inexpensive Home Gym”

Put Your Weight Loss on a Faster Track

You’re eating less and are watching the types of food you put in your body. That’s a great start. But to give your weight loss efforts a kick in the pants, make sure exercise is part of your plan. Its metabolism-boosting, muscle-building and reshaping benefits will lead to faster, more lasting weight loss.

Make a Plan

Exercise doesn’t have to be boring, painful or overly time-consuming. The hardest part is just getting started. Continue reading “Put Your Weight Loss on a Faster Track”