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Muscle Up

How Strength Training Beats Obesity, Cancer, and Heart Disease, and Why Everyone Should Do It

Profile picture of p-d-mangan P. D. Mangan (Author)
Oct 23, 2015 | 142 Pages
Muscle Up

As mainstream health experts have been advocating aerobic exercise for decades, the United States is now dealing with an obesity epidemic. Sadly, many don't realize that aerobic activity not only fails to promote significant fat loss but may even lead to weight gain!

Strength training also referred to as weightlifting or resistance training, has proven itself far superior in causing fat loss when compared with aerobic exercise. Additionally, strength training provides numerous health benefits due to the fact that it increases muscle mass.

Not only do greater muscle strength and a smaller waist size lead to lower body fat, but they also help decrease the risk of cancer and heart disease.

Moreover, aerobic exercises are great for improving cardiovascular fitness; however, when it comes to battling age-related issues such as sarcopenia (loss of muscle) and osteoporosis, they provide little benefit.

From young men looking to become stronger to middle-aged women wanting fat loss, or even elderly people who want independence – strength training has something unique that no other type of exercise can provide!

Strength training is a vital addition to any exercise routine if you want to combat obesity, diabetes, cancer, and frailty. Not only will it make you feel better physically but it can instill self-confidence as well as give your body an attractive look.

In Muscle Up, you'll explore why strength training should be an essential part of everyone's fitness plan and how aerobic exercise pales in comparison. This comprehensive guide draws on extensive research to highlight the numerous positive health effects associated with resistance training - all supported by scientific evidence complete with citations.

You'll discover how to commence a strength training program plus an entire chapter on its sister, high-intensity interval training (HIT). With HIT you can be in stellar physical shape within minutes per week!

If you're unsatisfied with your current aerobic results, look no further than Muscle Up to reveal why strength training should be added to your regimen. On the other hand, you could persistently stick with jogging and step machines for a few more years in hopes of success - but why delay when there's an easier way?

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