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Fatal fitness mistake number one

This is the first in a series of Five Fatal Fitness Mistakes and what to do about them.

1- Not getting stronger and increasing muscle mass. If your goal is to lose fat, increasing your muscle mass will increase your metabolism (burn more calories/fat throughout the day). You’ll be stronger, toned, lean, and get rid of cellulite. Establish a consistent routine, ideally 3 times a week.
A) Lift heavier than you did the last time, even if it is for one repetition, and build on that.
B) Slow down. Unless you are doing power-lifting moves or kettlebell swings (both are great), you should not be using momentum.
C) Change up the workout program, the amount of repetitions, the rest periods between sets, the lifting tempo, or the amount of sets you do. Changing the demand on your muscles keeps them from adapting to the same routine.

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  • Lauren/Plano Twitter Examiner 4 years ago

    Great tip! I know that when I'm trying to lose weight I focus on cardio and not on developing my muscles.



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