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How To Burn Calories While Sleeping

Updated on April 16, 2014

How To Burn More Calories While Sleeping

I’ve just come back from the gym and was talking to a couple of girls whilst I was on the exercise bike. During our conversation what came about was that unfortunately some people believe the myths versus taking the time to learn and understand the true facts.

It’s quite sad for me because I see and talk to both men and women in the gym who are putting in both time and effort the wrong way and could make progress quicker.

Anyway, back to the girls in question. They loved doing cardio on the gym equipment and also regularly enjoyed aerobics style classes in group sessions. Yet they were adamant that lifting weights or strength training could in no way shape or form help them lose weight or even maintain their ideal weight.

Their reason being that they “didn’t want to end up looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger & have manly muscles” BUT they were still wanting to lose weight. Lets take a look at the reasons why both men and women NEED to do strength training for both fat loss and maintenance.

Body composition plays an important role in the fat loss process. What happens is that when people get on the scale they see the weight coming off but if you are losing more than 2 pounds per week it is most likely that you are losing not just body fat but lean muscle tissue too (and some water). Losing lean muscle tissue means your metabolism (fat burning motor) SLOWS down.

It will make it more difficult to lose your body fat and once you reach your ideal weight you will have lost so much muscle you will regain the weight easier because of your now newly programmed SLOW metabolism. This is just one of the reasons why research shows that within 5 years 95% have regained their lost weight and in some cases gained more back on top of that.

What weight training does is it holds onto your lean muscle while you are burning the fat off. So once you achieve your goal you will find it easier to maintain because lean muscle tissue burns more calories than fat tissue does.

This is how to burn more calories while sleeping or when you are watching TV because you have plenty of muscle tissue and a new low body fat level. There is no need to be doing a bodybuilders workout either, just a couple of full body weights/machines routines for 1 hour twice a week is sufficient to change your body composition for the better (along with eating sufficient protein daily too).

For the ladies it’s impossible to end up looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger because you do not have enough male testosterone in your system to build muscle easily. The major plus of this kind of training is that your body will end up with nice, feminine curves and nicely shaped and toned muscles. Depending on how defined you wish them to be is entirely controlled by how low you take your body fat percentage levels. That is something totally within your control.

How To Burn More Calories While Sleeping Conclusion 

So stop listening to the myths, incorporate some weight/machine workouts into your weekly routine and the fat will come of faster and it will also be easier to keep it off for the long term. In closing I would also like to say that performed properly a good interval training weights/machines routine will actually burn more calories than the cardio you are probably doing now. I will write a separate article on that subject alone explaining the reasons behind it.

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      Joe 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Yep, don't fear the weights ladies! We promise you will not go to bed flabby and wake up looking like Arnold. If you do, though, you know where to find Barry.