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By Michael Collins
keep hearing about how I should add muscle for fat burning. If
I'm already overweight, why would I want to keep or build muscle?
First off, letís start with this exercise. Letís get that ugly image of
the big, veiny, overly-muscular bodybuilder OUT of your head.
Now, replace that picture with the lean,
toned body of your choosing - the one you aspire to achieve.
That's what will happen when we add muscle -
more specifically, when we add muscle fiber, or their
constituent parts, muscle filaments. Filaments are tiny strands, just
like the filament in your average
light bulb. In order to maximize fat burning to build a better body, I'm talking about
maximizing the number of muscle fiber
These tiny strands of muscle each carry a powerful fat burning furnace
within them. Your body manufactures thousands of these filaments after
each productive workout. Now imagine how fast fat would melt off your
body if you were adding thousands of these fat burning furnaces each
That's exactly what you do when you train with intensity and resistance.
(It's also one of the
secrets of breaking the dreaded fat loss plateau)
Donít worry about turning into the Incredible Hulk. These filaments are
tiny, so you're not actually growing muscle at a rapid pace, you're just
bolstering what's already there by increasing muscle density.
You're simultaneously strengthening your body, increasing your endurance
and increasing your metabolism.
Not to mention the "toning" phenomenon that occurs. Because your muscles
reshape your body due to the added filaments, you look outstanding and
fit as the fat melts off... resulting in the
elusive six pack
Remember, as beneficial as
cardio activity is to fat loss, strength training can deliver
the same benefits and then some!
Proper strength training not only increases your metabolic rate, so you
burn more calories each day, it also helps you injury-proof your body
and improve your posture and structural integrity so you're not walking
around like Quasimodo. It also builds up bone density and helps
You get the idea
Back to your fat burning furnace...
Strength training can be performed in a myriad number of ways, but to
start, I'd suggest bodyweight exercises such as squats, pushups, sit
ups, and other exercises that you donít need a fully-equipped gym for.
I know what you're thinking, "oh no, not that gym class crap!"
Right. Not that gym class crap. Here's the deal.
While your run-of-the-mill PE class may have been fine back in 4th grade
when you didnít exercise anyway, you're not going to get great results
with the gym class stuff now.
There are certain rhythms, cadences, forms, rest periods, sequences,
tempos and combinations that will make the difference between luke-warm
results and blazing fat loss. We present these in our fast fat loss book
Black Book of Secrets.
The program we provide, as powerful as it is, can be modified easily if
you are a beginner.
Hereís a link to the program you can literally do right now. In
fact, I insist you stop reading this article and perform the workout.
Donít worry, itíll still be here when you finish.
Now, the rapid fat loss that occurs in response to strength training is
multi-fold. I'm focused on 2 main topics in this article. The first was
the addition of muscle filaments, which burn calories on their own.
The second topic is the step before the filaments can be added. These are
the actual biochemical and mechanical processes that occur to produce
the filaments in the first place.
During resistance exercise (which obviously takes energy to perform AKA
burning calories) we break down muscle fiber. We cause damage to muscle
cells which must be repaired post-workout. In other words,
Muscle is not built during the workout, it's built after the workout.
The rebuilding of the muscle is where new filaments are formed, and this
happens after the workout... during the next 24 - 36 hours.
The 24 - 36 hours after the workout are the golden hours where the "city
The rebuilding process is done through biochemical reactions that burn a
lot of calories.
This is where protein comes in. Proteins are the bricks that your muscle
filament is built with. Carbohydrate plays a huge role at this point as
Imagine a house being built on a hot day in July. Dozens of bricklayers
out in the sun and sweating. Those are the ďworkersĒ in the muscle.
Sweating, forming muscle filaments from the protein bricks and adding
those filaments to the houseÖ
Öand burning calories!
Now imagine what would happen if the workers were to run out of bricks.
What happens? The workers sit down, cool off and relax. No more calories
burned, no more muscle being built.
How do we make sure we have those bricks to keep the process going? How do
we make sure we have enough bricks and cement (of the highest quality)
to get the best job done?
The answer is in Part Two:
Muscle Building Magic: Pre and Post Workout Nutrition
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