“The best way to lose weight is cardio.”
Sorry buddy, that ain’t the case.
I always get a ton of pushback from the joggers, swimmers, pickleballers (not yet, but it’s coming), and cardio buffs.
To those naysayers, I have two words for you:
Unlike other forms of exercise like cardio, our muscles are broken down when we lift heavy things. Then, our body needs to spend calories to do the work to fix them.
Makes sense, right?
But it gets so much better.
When we dial in our nutrition and consume fewer calories than we’re burning each day, our bodies do something only a wiley veteran on tour could pull off.
Let’s assume this is how your week went…
- You lifted weights (body/bands/actual weights) a few times this week.
- Your muscles broke down and needed to be rebuilt.
- You consumed less calories than what your body requires to both rebuild muscle and fuel itself for the daily functions that keep us alive.
So, with a fuel deficiency, your body is out of gas and just shuts down, right?
Instead, your body taps into the reserves of energy it has stored as fat. In most cases, there are a lot of reserves around our mid-sections.
Your body is so savvy that it knows it needs to get the work done, so it opens the pipeline and takes the energy it needs to rebuild the muscles you broke down as well as the fuel for daily functions.
Simply put, we keep the muscle we have (or build more) AND burn through the fat (aka our reserves) we’re trying to get rid of.
The end result is a toned, athletic-looking, muscular physique.
Strength Training? Pretty badass indeed.
Your #1 Fan,
PS – If I’ve “sold” you on strength training and aren’t sure where to start, then I highly encourage you to check out the 18STRONG Membership.
Specially, we have a full-blown fat-burning program cleverly named the Golfer’s Fat Loss Blueprint you’ll find right there within the app.
Let’s do this thang!