When many people think of the best exercises for weight loss, their minds don’t immediately jump to resistance training. After all, logic says that the heart-pumping, sweat-producing intensity of cardio would be best for burning calories, right?
Not entirely. While aerobic exercise is indeed the most effective type of exercise for burning calories, it’s not the best for burning fat and increasing lean muscle mass, both of which can significantly increase your metabolism. In fact, studies consistently show that individuals who add resistance training to their workout routines lose more weight than those who do cardio alone. This is why personal trainers and nutritionists alike often recommend strength training as a valuable addition to any weight loss routine. The great thing about our revolutionary Tension Fit Trainer (TFT) exercise band is that you get all the benefits of cardio, along with the added power of resistance training.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss some basics when it comes to using exercise to help you lose weight, and in part two of this series, we’ll explain how specifically resistance training can help. For the best resistance device available anywhere, order one of our TFT resistance bands today. With the TFT, you can have fun while working out and avoid weight loss plateaus, since the TFT progressively increases its resistance level as you grow stronger. The TFT comes in three unique resistance levels, from 10-35 lbs of force, to 15-55 lbs of force (our most popular option), all the way up to 25-75 lbs of force. If you want to get into the best shape of your life, order your TFT or visit the TFT Fit Lab in Columbus today!
Weight Loss 101
You can think of weight loss as a three-legged stool. The first leg is proper nutrition or diet. When it comes to losing weight, the basic premise is to burn more calories than you take in. Your body naturally burns calories over the day, even without working out, but if you really want to see results, then you’re going to need to add exercise.
In order to sufficiently fuel your body for this exercise, you need to eat well. Contrary to popular belief, the best way to lose weight is not to simply starve yourself. Proper nutrition is essential for keeping you energized and allowing you to achieve peak performance. For some basic nutritional advice, visit the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) website or check out our blog post on Nutrition for Resistance Training.
The second leg of weight loss is cardio training. Cardio works by increasing your heart rate and expending energy, equating to less stores fat on your stomach, waist, hips, and thighs. Cardio also helps protect your heart against heart disease (the leading cause of death in America), and releases endorphins, which in turn can help relieve stress and pain. Cardio exercises include jogging, biking, swimming, and more. If you don’t yet feel ready to go for a full-on run, even just increasing the amount you walk each day can produce significant results.
The third leg of weight loss is strength, or resistance, training. In part two of this blog post, we’ll discuss just how strength training can help you finally lose the weight for good.
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The TFT is a revolutionary, 100% portable training device that gives you all the benefits of cardio and strength training in one state-of-the-art device. The TFT works by following the curve of each muscle, providing a results-oriented alternative to lifting weights. With the TFT, you build your body up, as opposed to tearing it down, all while minimizing the effects of delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS), which can cause you to abandon your weight loss goals. Learn more about the tension fitness difference, and purchase your TFT today.