How Does Exercise Fit Into Weight Loss?

How Does Exercise Fit Into Weight Loss?

Is exercising to lose weight just a matter of becoming more active and burning calories?  Will any exercise do when it comes to losing weight?

It's true... performing regular exercise will burn calories.  Unfortunately, most people who decide to start exercising in the hopes of losing weight usually approach it incorrectly.

If you ever actually sit down and do the math, you'll soon discover that relying solely on exercising to burn a few hundred calories each time you exercise can amount to only slight losses in body weight over weeks and months.  It's simply NOT the whole picture, and this is why most people who start exercising to see changes on the weight scale are often disappointed in the results for all their time and effort.

Exercise Has To Be "Smart" To Work For Weight Loss

So, should you exercise to help you lose weight?

The answer is YES... but only if you know how much and how hard to do it.  And sadly, most people don't know either of these two crucial factors as it relates to their unique metabolism when they begin. 

Most un-informed people approach exercise with the mentality that "the harder they work, the more fat they'll burn and thus the more weight they'll lose."  But through our 20 years of research, we've found that nothing could be further from the truth unless you are a world-class conditioned athlete.

This is why at Genesis Personal Fitness, we evaluate every new client's exercise metabolism with the latest technology to determine the exact intensity they should be exercising in order to "burn the fat and keep the muscle".

The 'BEST' Exercise For Weight Loss

Pretend for a moment that you know nothing about exercise.  Nothing about treadmills, dumbbells, aerobics, or anything.  Nothing about Pilates or Zumba.  And nothing about those fancy machines you can get for your home that promise you a windfall of weight loss.

Now imagine that you came to us looking for a solution to help you lose 10 lbs., 20 lbs., or even 50 or 100 lbs.  And let's suppose we told you that to lose the weight that you wanted to lose, you'd have to do two things:

1) Eat a diet that would allow your body to lose weight consistently each week while consisting of foods that are right for your body's metabolism.

2) Perform an activity that would restore your body's natural internal fat-burning engine so you could burn those stored excess calories at a higher rate long after the activity was finished.

Would that be appealing to you if there was such a thing?

Well, there is.

Introducing Metabolic Resistance Training (M.R.T.)

Exercising for weight loss is quite different than exercising for fitness or athletic performance.  If you truly want to experience significant weight loss by incorporating exercise as part of your plan, then you must perform an activity that will allow you to use calories both DURING and AFTER the activity.

This is why we formulated a special approach to exercising for weight loss called Metabolic Resistance Training (M.R.T.).    

M.R.T. is a special form of strength training that focuses on re-building and maintaining muscle, because unfortunately starting at age 30, we begin to lose lean muscle mass.  This loss of lean muscle can result in all-of-a-sudden weight gain, eventual obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, chronic pain, and an alarming variety of other health problems.

Re-building muscle and maintaining it is the best way to proactively supercharge your metabolism to burn stored fat and M.R.T. is the best way to accomplish this.  Our clients begin to see and feel the results in as little as a few weeks, but the benefits of maintaining your program will last a lifetime.

M.R.T. helps you get quicker results in less time.  Burning calories "during" exercise is only part of the all the calories that are used as a result of proper M.R.T. exercise.  In fact, as a result of our specialized approach in each Genesis Exercise Session, clients experience an enhanced "after-burn" effect in more fat calories burned for the 24-48 hours following their sessions. This "after burn" effect is based on a phenomenon called EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption) in which additional oxygen is consumed and processed by your body, which in turn, causes more stored fat calories to be burned... at rest

Yes, you read that correctly - AT REST while you are NOT exercising. To take advantage of this "after-exercise fat-burning" effect, M.R.T. is perform in a very slow fashion and short intervals, with particular attention to using focused effort.  This is why we have our Genesis Certified Exercise Instructors monitor your every repetition during each Genesis Exercise Session.  It is the only way to get more weight loss for less effort and time spent.

M.R.T. can produce powerful results for all individuals, regardless of age or fitness level. Clients with prior injuries can safely strengthen muscles and protect themselves from future injuries because slow lifting reduces the forces that commonly cause injury to your joints, muscles and connective tissue.  Armed with the knowledge that you can train without injury, you will have the confidence to push your muscles to the required level of fatigue, making your workout more effective.

The Difference Is In The Results

Metabolic Resistance Training (M.R.T.) approach requires sophisticated exercise equipment that provides you with the conventional equipment or free weights, each specialized M.R.T. exercise machine at Genesis Personal Fitness is ergonomically designed to facilitate maximum efficiency and benefit according to our methods. These advanced exercise machines balance the strengthening resistance in accordance with your natural body movements. The resistance increases where your muscles are strongest and decreases at weaker points. These features not only protect muscles and joints from injury, but enable you to get the most from each and every session.

If you would like to learn more about what Genesis Personal Fitness can do for you in as little as 2 hours per week, schedule for your FREE Consultation today.  No sales stuff, no pressure and no gimmicks!