Posted by: 4pack | August 28, 2008

Ideal Waist Size: Maintain Lean Muscle Mass By Interval Training

LEAN MUSCLE BURNS FAT BY KEEPING YOUR METABOLISM ELEVATED….THIS BLOGSITE IS DEDICATED TO CORE ISOMETRICS DONE THROUGHOUT THE DAY….INTERVAL TRAINING….DO SPRINTS IN THE PARK, RUN OR WALK BRISKLY UP STAIRS, CRUNCH SITUPS WHILE WATCHING TV, PUSH UP ANYWHERE….SUBJECT YOUR BODY AND CORE MUSCLE GROUPS AND ARMS/LEGS TO STRENGTH TRAINING…THE FOLLOWING EXCERPTS ARE FROM A BLACK HILLS PIONEER ARTICLE:
“A study comparing steady-state endurance training to interval training found that the interval group lost 900 percent more fat than the joggers. That’s a short term result. What about long term?
Endurance training encourages a decrease in lean muscle mass. Take a look at the picture of the runner at the top of this article. Not exactly muscular. This is the body’s way of increasing efficiency. Jogging requires very little muscle mass, and any extra muscle is metabolically demanding. More muscle requires more energy, so the less muscle mass that is carried, the less energy needed to maintain the activity. Fat tissue, however, doesn’t demand much energy, so it’s less of a priority for your body to lose.
Lean muscle mass is a primary factor in resting metabolic rate. This means that the less muscle mass one carries, the slower one’s metabolism becomes. Over time, unless a low-calorie diet is followed to match this metabolic rate, a slower metabolism will result in increased storage of body fat. Less muscle now equals more fat later.
This is also where health becomes a factor. Endurance training has been shown to compromise the immune system. Many marathon runners cope with constant minor infections and cold/flu like symptoms. It also diminishes testosterone levels (bad for men and women) and compromises the endocrine system in general.
Strength training on the other hand, is proven to boost the immune system and enhance the endocrine system.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Responses

  1. Nice blog! Keep up the good work.

  2. Thank you for the compliment…trying to get enough postings on the site to make a difference for men (and women) who want to get in ideal shape after 40….4pack

  3. I say you are right. If your workout consists of jogging for 60 minutes every day, you probably won’t be really fat, but you won’t be building muscle. You need to vary your workout types and intensities. You need to keep your body’s metabolism up like you are saying. Keep it up, my friend.

  4. I found this amazing interval timer The GYMBUDDY, built inside a sweatband and works great for any interval training and especially my yoga stretches. I think the only place it can be found is at http://www.rest-timer.com


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