Many people automatically assume that aerobic exercise is the only way to lose fat because it's a great calorie burner. Yet if you're looking to slim down, Fitness USA's balanced exercise program is more effective in the fight against fat. At Fitness USA, our custom exercise programs include resistance and weight training which not only burns calories, but also has the residual effect of burning extra calories after exercise. You see, resistance training firms muscle tissue, and it takes more energy to sustain muscle tissue than it does fat tissue. So when you have more lean, firm muscle, your calorie burn increases.
When compared to aerobic exercise, custom exercise on Fitness USA's exclusive equipment actually burns more fat and calories than many other activities including: cycling, skating, skiing and tennis, etc., etc. The higher the intensity level, the higher the caloric expenditure. By properly using Fitness USA's equipment, you'll burn more fat and calories and develop muscular endurance that will improve your overall fitness.
Strength exercise is proven to increase your metabolism as well, leading to more calories burned daily. Muscle tissue is about 25 times more metabolically active than fat tissue, so an additional two pounds of muscle, burns up to 100 additional calories per day.
And even if you don't see a weight loss on the scale after getting into strength exercise, you'll look thinner and lose inches because toned muscles are supportive, holding in fat tissue much like a girdle does.
Weight training has been called the "fountain of youth" because it protects against muscle loss associated with aging. Actually, it is the only form of exercise that can do this substantially. Furthermore, strength exercise increases bone mass, which helps to prevent injury.
Your Fitness Instructor will show you how to burn calories with strength exercise that maintains an elevated heart rate concentrating on large muscle groups. For best results, training sessions must be at an intensity which keeps the heart rate elevated. Concentrate on large muscle groups first and move to smaller ones as you progress along your way to better health and a stronger body at Fitness USA.