As we change our lifestyles to fit one more fitness oriented, we need to do our research. What truly works? What doesn’t? What is the safest way to change our lives and feel the best we have ever felt? Of course – all information on the subject is good to have to gain an understanding of what exactly we need to do. With that being said, I have compiled several odd facts about fitness circling the internet that you may or may not know – and if you learn something from this post, congratulations!
#1. Weight loss is rarely consistent from week to week.
Of course, if you’ve ever tried losing weight yourself, or if you’ve watched a show such as “The Biggest Loser,” you’re able to see that weight loss is not consistent. Why, you ask? Simply because our lives are never as consistent as we deem them to be.
#2. “Train like your stronger, fitter evil-twin is plotting to kill you.”
I quoted this quote in my last post. It’s just so different than any other quote. Although it conflicts with another of my favorite fitness quotes, which basically says that when you become the hunter, you have reached some sort of fitness enlightenment – I still adore it. It simply means to train as hard as you can (without breaking yourself, because you can’t fight your evil-twin if you’re weak from all of the training!)
#3. Try to avoid blood sugar swings in the middle of the day by eating a lunch that has extra emphasis on protein-rich foods such as meat and nuts to prevent crashes and fatigue late-afternoon.
Oh boy, don’t I and every other person need this one! I don’t know about you, but every time I eat lunch, I just have the urge to nap. Forever.
#4. Women will start to see abs at around eighteen percent body fat. Six packs will show up around 12%.
Although I never truly plan on having a six pack, it’s good to know what will get you there.
#5. Toning your butt will make your stomach look smaller.
I’m not exactly sure of the logic behind this one but I’m sure all women who are apple shaped will appreciate this tip.
#6. Fit people product more dead skin cells than the average person.
This is why some people you see that are obviously more fit than others tend to have more acne. Of course – that’s an easy fix with some medication products.
#7. For every three pounds of muscle you gain, you will burn an extra 120 calories per day.
This is why it is important to throw in two or three days of strength training in your workouts. Although cardio is what burns fat, strength training will help you burn fat faster. Perhaps the scale will not change as much as you would like – but the inches surely will!
#8. You should truly only be doing about thirty to forty-five minutes of cardio per day because your body will begin to feed off your muscles after that time period. Es no bueno.