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Fat Loss the key to reducing the size of the American Population

The prescription given by the Team at Only Results Fitness is based on current cutting edge research on Fat Loss.

FAT LOSS IS CHANGING THE WAY FITNESS IS DONE!

Over the past two months Only Results Fitness in Chester County, PA was able to reduce the size of their gym population with a Fat Loss Challenge. We have found the key to helping our clients get healthier and smaller was not to emphasize weight loss, instead focus on actual fat loss. The Summer Body Challenge highlighted the scientifically based programs we offer. The total changes were outstanding with 180 inches lost, based on waist and hip measurements, 208lbs of Fat lost, and 52 lbs of muscle gained. The prescription given by the Team at Only Results Fitness is based on current cutting edge research on Fat Loss. All participants were given exercise and nutrition guidance and were held accountable so they would achieve their maximum fat loss results.

A research study by the Scand J Med Sci Sports has shown, that a group eating 6 meals per day lost more fat than a group eating 2 meals per day – despite calories being equal.

The participants who followed the plan were able to lose fat and gain lean body mass. A key factor of fat loss is the frequency of eating, it keeps the metabolism burning fat while maintaining or gaining muscle. Another key to the participant’s success was the specific group and individual training programs that we prescribe for all of our clients. Again these prescriptions for exercise are based on the scientific research we study and put into practice.

Here are some of the findings: When comparing the energy cost of two popular forms of exercise some incredible results were discovered. A study by by Tremblay A, Simoneau JA, Bouchard C. on the “Impact of exercise intensity on body fatness and skeletal muscle metabolism”, found that after 20 weeks of aerobic training the participants burned an average of 28,661 calories while after 15 weeks of Interval training participants burned an average of 13,614 calories (less than half of the aerobic group). However, the interval training group showed a NINE TIMES greater loss in subcutaneous fat than the endurance group.

Ironically in 6 weeks, all participants lost fat as well as weight and were able to gain much needed lean body mass.

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Jennifer Brango June 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Ed, you are right on point. The one big misconception is that Cardio is all you need, however the science shows that by only doing cardio you are actually causing the body to store fat and breakdown muscle. But if you add total body resistance training 2-3 times per week for 30 minutes the life long benefits will be incredible.
Ed Roper June 28, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Right on Jennifer. Keep the articles coming, I read them all the time. Unfortunately can't budget for your services right now, but appreciate your insight.
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