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Increase Your Resting Metabolic Rate

For weight loss and maintenance, we want to increase our resting metabolic rate (RMR).  One of the best ways to increase your RMR is to strength train regularly.  Did you know that a pound of muscle burns 50 times more calories than a pound of fat!!  Now, that’s a deal! 

Working out with weights increases lean muscle, which burns more calories than fat.  You don’t have to commit to hours at the gym to make a difference in your RMR.  Here’s some “How to’s” for you to consider:

* If you’re not currently strength training, working out with weights for as little as 20 minutes two to three days per week can be enough to increase your RMR over time.

* If you’re currently strength training but want better results, try these strategies to bump up your workouts:

-If you’re weight-training two days per week, increase to three days.

-Always let your muscles rest at least 48 hours between sessions.

-Increase the number of sets you do.  If you currently do two sets, crank up to three sets.

-Lift the heaviest weight that you can safely handle.  Never increase the amount of weight more than 10% at a time.

Strength training is important and can be fun.  The results are amazing.  Enjoy!

Believe In Yourself,

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