Learn how to Gain Muscle - Weight Loss Tips.
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This right here, is one pound of muscle. This right here is one pound of fat. We want to get rid of this, and that can go. We want to keep the muscle, most of us are not keeping our muscle. Muscle is metabolic tissue. Now what I mean by that is that it burns fats. So most peoples when they try to loose weight, well say for example, I see people on TV all time who are saying, "Oh! I lost 20 pounds in two weeks on such and such diet or whatever, such as such program". And they never tell me how much fat they lost and they never tell me how much muscle they lost, they are just looking at the number on the scale. Well that doesn't really tell me much because I give them benefit of doubt, and I say fifty-fifty. Let's say half of that was fat, fantastic, alright? The other half was muscle, okay? Just this one pound of muscle is going to burn between 35 to 50 calories. So imagine you loose ten pounds of muscles, what does that have you? It has you drastically reducing your metabolism and usually it's the slow metabolism that's your excuse for going on a weight loss program in the first place. So what happens four to six weeks later to these people who loose this weight so fast, they gain it back; but not only do they gain it back, they gain it back and dense them? You don't want to do that. That is just the epidemy of being a yo-yo dieter. We don't want to be a yo-yo dieters, we want to loose our weight or maintain our weight and stay there. We don't want to go both ways. One way or staying where you are at is the best way. Okay? So the way people loose weight, is making them loose muscle, alright? I see people in the gym doing this long ridiculous cardio and that's all I know how to do and that's cool, I will give them that but they are not weight training, you have to weight train if you want to maintain or increase your muscle. You have to eat right, if you want to maintain or increase your muscle. Well, what's really killing our muscle is cardio. I am -- we really wouldn't go cliffing around this one because we are going to cover this on other day. But I am a big fan of interval training. I am not a fan of getting on the tread mill and doing indolence cardio for 45 minutes. I am not a fan of sitting on the bike for an hour. I am not fan of the elliptical machine for 45 minutes, that's not doing for me. And the reason why is because internally you are creating a hormonal response that is making you breakdown muscle, your body is producing what we call catabolic hormones those are cortisol, glucocorticoids that are making you break down muscle. If you think about this, a competitive runner, if you turn on a channel or whatever, you see we have competitive runners run a marathon. What do they look like? They don't have much muscle on them, they are skinny and emaciated looking pink. I don't want to look like that. I don't know too many people who want to like that there is no muscle on these people. Why? Because of the fact that they spend so much time in this catabolic muscle breakdown state that they are by just strips muscles offer them. You don't want to do that, that is just the recipe for loosing weight, but at the same time, they gain it all back as soon as you start doing that cardio, alright. Stress, in a stress is cardio makes you loose muscle. Other types of stress, you guys have to figure or think about this. Most of us are already stressed out anyway. It's the accumulation of stress that puts us in this catabolic muscles breakdown state. So most of us are stressed, our family has a stress, school has a stress, relationships have stress, the fact that we are stressed has a stress and so we when add another stressor on top of that and stressor being exercise, isn't it true that the distressor does stress your body. You are just creating this hormonal catastrophe inside of your body, that's going to make you breakdown muscle and put yourself into a fat storing mode. You want to stay out of that, what I want you to do