Friday, July 9, 2010

Collected Fitness Wisdom #23

It’s not about heart rate. It’s about the EFFORT and the QUALITY that you put into the training and the INTENSITY that then changes the hormone profile, decreasing the insulin, making you more insulin sensitive, increasing the adrenalin immediately after training and during training so that fat burning occurs, and possibly, because it’s such a debatable subject, increasing the metabolism for hours, or 24 hours after training, or 36 hours after training, like some studies suggest. Again, heart rate does not dictate fat loss.

~Craig Ballantyne

The truth is this: it's rarely a lack of ideas, opportunity or knowledge that prevent people from accomplishing big things.

It's a lack of action.

~Pat Rigsby

Jennifer Garner's toned arms and Jennifer Aniston's fab abs are not created by some "magic" exercise that mysteriously melts fat off a particular area of the body. It is time to banish the "Spot Reduction Myth" once and for all.

There simply is no "one" exercise that acts like a "magic eraser" to rid your body parts of unsightly fat. That's not how the body works.

~Holly Rigsby

The average guy's biceps are composed of about 1 pound of muscle. For both of your arms combined, that's just 3 percent of the amount of muscle mass in your entire body. Remember that number: It's a good way to keep a perspective on how much you train your biceps compared with your other muscle groups.

~Men's Health


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