October 20, 2017

The BEST way to Exercise for Fat Loss

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Cardio or Resistance – What works best for Fat Loss?

When it comes to fat loss, most people plan to start on a program of cardio and dieting. Resistance training is just an afterthought – often mentioned as a way to “tone”after the fat is lost. Resistance training, however, can burn just as much, if not more, fat than cardio.

Don’t get me wrong Cardio can shrink you down size wise but it does just that: it reduces both your fat and muscle. You end up smaller but soft. Most people however, want to increase muscle tone while burning off fat.

While cardio burns calories and fat when you’re performing it, high rep resistance training has what is known as high EPOC or “Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption.” This is another way of saying how long your metabolism is elevated after exercise has finished.

Studies show that a well-designed resistance program can elevate your EPOC/ metabolism for up to 38 hours after the workout. In other words, you continue to burn calories long after training stops. Whereas once you stop cardio, the calorie burning stops virtually immediately.

Resistance training coupled with diet and cardio burns fat far more than cardio and diet alone. And guess what its those exact principles that we design our Boot Camp programs on.

Our next Camp starts on 1st June for Mornings and 2nd June for evenings and you can see all the info on session times here http://bodyfixbootcamp.com/find-your-nearest-camp/riccall-boot-camp/

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

On the 17th May several of our Clifton Moor and Riccall Boot Campers took on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge.

For any of you not familiar with it involves a 24.5 mile hike around Yorkshires highest Peaks, Pen Y Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

The changeable Yorkshire Dales weather was kind and despite high winds it stayed dry for most of the groups with the last couple copping for a bit of a soaking.

All our Campers made it back within the 12 hour time limit with the first back in an impressive 8 hours 22 minutes!

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