Tuesday, December 29, 2009

How To Lose 3 Times More Weight

I was reading Craig Ballantyne's blog recently and he posted the folowing research study...

Reference: Supervised exercise versus non-supervised exercise for reducing weight in obese adults. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2009 Mar;49(1):85-90.

This research study looked at the effects of training with supervision/instruction (i.e. a qualified trainer) versus “advice”. There were two groups:

•Group one met a trainer twice a week for 4 months (as a group).

•Group two received basic advice to increase physical activity and access to a fully equipped gym (any exercise they did was unsupervised).

Result ==> The group with supervision lost almost 10 pounds more over a 4-month period. (Total fat loss of 13.4 lbs in the coached group - and only 3.7 lbs in the advice only group).

That's a huge difference. The advice-only group lost less than 1 pound per month. If you're really serious about dumping excess body fat, get a qualified coach or personal trainer.

It doesn't have to be one-on-one training, which I know can be a stretch for some folks in the current economy. If you read the study above carefully, you know that the more successful group worked as a group with a trainer.

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