Monday, October 10, 2011

Collected Fitness Wisdom #40

Over my career, I have read tons of articles, research, and blogs. I've realized that outside of everything that is deemed the formula of success--not many people talk about the real simple component necessary to achieve all your goals: consistency.

~ John Izzo

People with more fat available to oxidize…can oxidize more body fat per minute. The less body fat you have, the less you can oxidize per minute. So as you get closer to your lower limits of body fat, the slower you will burn what body fat you have. This is why those last 4-5 pounds come off slowly, NOT because you are wrecking your metabolism with an aggressive diet.

~ Rusty Moore

Strength training can boost your metabolism, but it has to be more challenging than activities you do every day. You can’t expect 3lb dumbbells to make much difference to your metabolic rate if your children (that you carry around) weigh more, or your grocery bags are heavier. Your body needs to remember that strength training requires “strength” so you have to load your exercises accordingly. Otherwise your body won’t  get the challenge it needs to build muscle, lose fat, and look better in your clothes – and that’s what we’re all looking for, right?

~ Cassandra Forsythe-Pribanic

What if you kept going? What if you dismissed your genetics and all the other excuses and just kept at it and kept working hard? 
~ Alwyn Cosgrove

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