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What do you think about weights?

on November 9, 2013
wgt  I just read something that threw on the light-bulb…  Most women today are afraid to lift weights because they think they will get ‘bulky’, and turn into an over-sized bodybuilder! I was of this mindset, thinking this, like ‘cardio’ is the only answer to lose weight, completely skipping out on strength (weight) training. Big NO NO!
If I told you that lifting weights actually burns calories, would you be more inclined to do it? Did you know that you can burn 10 pounds of fat without changing your diet just through weight training, or what is known as strength training?
In your exercise routine, you need to include strength training with your cardio. Let me tell you why. After you lift weights during your workout, your body will get a metabolic burst for an hour because it is trying to aid your muscles in recovery. An additional 25 percent of calories are burned when lifting weights.
This means if you burned 200 calories during strength training, you really are burning about 250 calories. In addition, “every 3 pounds of muscle you build, you’ll burn an extra 120 calories a day,”-just chilling-. The reason for this is because muscle uses more energy to keep going. So don’t be afraid of building muscle! Remember that bodybuilders consume a significant amount of calories lifting very heavy weights to ‘bulk up,” so an average girl working out will not turn into Arnold Schwarzenegger if done correctly!
I’ve not yet been released to exercise BUT I will be incorporating some light weights into the cardio routine even if all I do is twist/punches w/ 2 lbs and take my AdvoCare Catalyst
    Helps maintain muscle mass during exercise & weight management*
    Aids in preserving muscle and energy levels during times of calorie restriction*
    Helps repair & protect muscle tissue*
    Works great in conjunction with AdvoCare Spark® Energy Drink and one of the Metabolic Nutrition Systems

Loss of lean body mass can occur during periods of exercise or a weight-loss program. Though the goal may be to lose fat, a weight-loss program consisting of reduced calories and exercise can often strip us of the protein ourmuscles need to remain healthy and give us the toned, lean look we want. Furthermore, our muscles serve as the engine that burns calories and therefore consumes fat. In other words, our body weight and overall health are heavily reliant on the condition of our muscles. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and protein is the building block of muscle. Throughout a weight-loss and exercise program, people need to preserve the muscle they have, and help enhance and define the muscle they are working so hard to gain.  One way to achieve proper protein and amino acid consumption is by eating plenty of protein. Meat, fish, eggs, milk and soybeans all provide complete proteins. Although these foods offer the right amount of protein for healthy muscles, they contain calories or cholesterol that could affect a healthy nutritional balance if consumed in large amounts. In addition, they don’t always contain the wide scope of amino acids that are proven to help build and sustain muscle. Therefore, there are many products on the market today that offer single amino acids as supplements. The body is a complicated system that requires complex solutions. Your muscles require acomprehensive supply of amino acids in amounts that are balanced and effective.

Catalyst supplement works by providing a blend of essential branched-chain amino acids and L-glutamine to supply your body with the muscle-building components it needs.* Catalyst helps to repair and protect muscle, and thereby promote lean body mass by providing the essential amino acids that are in short supply.* Other amino acids found in Catalyst such as L-glutamine, L-arginine, taurine and betaine help fuel and maintain your muscles to assist and support endurance and strength.* Used in combination with other AdvoCare products, such as the Meal Replacement Shakes or Muscle Gain™, Catalyst works to feed the muscles, not fat.* By sustaining your muscles during exercise or reduced caloric intake, Catalyst helps rid the fat, retain the muscle, and leave your body more toned and better defined when used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise program.

Take 3 Catalyst between meals, with other AdoCare products and/or 10-15 minutes before workout.  Due to the 1200 mg of L-Glutamine I can tell you that the Catalyst is fabulous for curbing a SWEET TOOTH (whoop whoop).  There’s really no limit to how many Catalyst you can take but I personally take 3-9 (3 capsules up to 3xs/day)

I ain’t gonna lie, I LOVE MY CATALYST!!! And I MISS my ZummmmmmmBA~

**I am an Independent Distributor of AdvoCare nutritional supplements and when purchasing through my website www.chellespark.com I will receive a commission.  I’d love to talk to you about how you can save 20-40% off retail prices 🙂   **I am an Independent Distributor of Essential Oils and when purchasing I will receive a commission.  I’d love to be your guide through the journey of essential oils, let me tell you how to save 25% on all your essential oil purchases ❤

The information on this site is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.

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