Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Was It The Nutrition Or The Workout?

Yesterday, I wrote about a fitness trainer who was recently featured on T.V. with one of her celebrity clients.

The post was pretty long as it was so I didn't add this important info regarding the results her featured client got.

The client changed her diet.

That is a key fact. The celebrity admitted to going through a stage of consuming too much junk food. She went back to her previous good nutritional habits of eating healthy, fresh foods with little or no processed crap.

So, what do you think? Is her body primarily the result of two-hour workouts with practically no resistance or good nutrition?

Maybe I should rephrase that for more clarity. If the star hadn't cleaned up her diet, do you really think that all those reps with little or no resistance would have made her lose 20 pounds?

Any decent trainer will tell you that you can't out-train a lousy diet but maybe those 3 pound dumbbells have magical powers that I'm unaware of. ;-)

Disclaimer: I'm not dissing anyone who uses 3 pound dumbbells if that is truly a challenging weight for them. Some of my older clients use them on certain exercises until they get stronger. It's not about the weight / resistance; it's about the challenge / intensity of your workouts.

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