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What do you think of ab machines?

Posted by on December 7, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Q: I’d really like to know what you think of the exercise machines out there. I just bought the Ab Circle. What do you think about it? Is it worth keeping? Do those things really help? I’d greatly appreciate your take on this and others that you know. A: Okay, here’s the deal. All ab […]

Can You Lose Weight Simply By Not Eating, or Do You Have to Workout?

Posted by on November 25, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Q: This question has always been bugging me. If you don’t eat, is working out really needed to lose weight? A: You absolutely need to eat! Otherwise, your body will go into a “starvation mode” which slows down your metabolism and stores the food you eat to keep you alive. The problem here is you […]

Short on Time and Need and Effective Workout

Posted by on November 12, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Q: I need to start building muscle and getting back in shape. Can you give me a daily routine of exercise that takes a half an hour? A: Try full body strength circuit to build muscle, save time and boost your metabolism to keep you burning calories all day. Follow this up with a quick […]

Weight loss and muscle building??

Posted by on November 6, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Q: I want to lose weight the natural way without supplements. First of all I am 5ft 9in and I weigh 240 and I want to lose weight and build muscle. I don’t want big muscles but lean body muscle and I asked a trainer and they said I need to do more reps and […]

Boost Metabolism for Weight Loss

Posted by on October 29, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Q: How can I increase the speed of my metabolism so I can lose weight faster? A: Exercising will do it; more specifically strength training. Building a pound of lean muscle raises your metabolism enough to burn about 50 extra calories a day. This may seem insignificant at first, but if you gain 5 pounds […]

Time Crunch

Posted by on September 27, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Q: I’ve been missing workouts because I don’t have time due to my new work schedule. Can I still get good results working out only two times a week? A: If you’re only working out twice a week that may be enough to maintain, but if you’re still looking to improve shoot for at least […]

Overweight and Need to Lose Bodyfat

Posted by on July 12, 2009 at 5:44 pm

Here’s a question I was recently e-mailed about needing to lose weight. Q: I am currently 214 lbs at about 34% bodyfat and I need to lose some fat.Here is my plan: I’m going to start a low carb diet and train with weights four times a week. Here’s the weight training split:Mon: Chest and […]

I’m Not Losing Weight, Why?

Posted by on March 23, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Q: Six months ago I started doing cardio to lose weight. I began walking 30 minutes three times a week, now I’m running 60 minutes five days a week. I feel like I’ve been putting in a lot of time, but I haven’t lost any weight in the last two months, why? A: To continue […]

Is 15 Minutes of Cardio Enough?

Posted by on March 17, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Question: I can only get 15 minutes of cardio work in, is it worth my time? Answer: Definitely. The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association recommend healthy adults do 30 minutes five days per week at a moderate pace or 20 minutes of vigorously intense cardio a day three days per […]

Train Smarter, Not Harder

Posted by on September 19, 2008 at 6:05 pm

Q: I feel like I’ve been slaving away for hours on the treadmill for several months, but my weight won’t budge. What do I need to do to start seeing results? A: If you feel you’re not getting a fair return on your time investment spent on the treadmill take a step back and look […]

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