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Why you should focus on building muscle instead of doing cardio

Why not be a muscle girl instead of starving yourself with fad diets (think the Atkins diet, the South Beach diet, Subway diet, and even dieting pills)? The best way to achieve that sexy, buff and toned body is through weight training.

Too much emphasis has been placed on cardio training as the best way too lose weight, often overlooking weight training completely.It is a scientific fact that muscle burns fat. So the more muscle you have the more fat you burn. This means that muscles burn fat while you sit on the couch and even while you sleep. Muscles burn fat all the time! Many women fear that working out their muscles will cause them to look bulky and huge, the truth is that women do not have enough testosterone in their bodies for this to be possible. The result of weight training is a gain in muscle strength and density.

Muscle Girl

Muscle Girl

Your muscles’ main source of energy is fat. Muscles are tissues that are constantly renewing themselves and burning up calories, this is the driving force behind your metabolism. So as you start building muscles and increasing your metabolism you can eat a reasonable diet without gaining extra weight.

Keep in mind that you should throw away the scales as muscles weigh much more than fat. So although your waistline will be significantly trimmer you may weigh about the same as you did before. What you have to look at is muscle mass percentage and body fat percentage.

A butt to aspire to

A butt to aspire to

The Three Main Fat Burning Muscle Groups to Workout

1. Legs and Butt
The leg muscles (hamstrings and quads) and the butt (glutes) are the largest muscles in our body. Take advantage and train this muscles and they will so most of the fat burning work for you. To get that perfect butt looking perky and tones you will need to do many weighted squats and lunges. To begin with you can start by using your own body weight.

2.Chest
We are talking about the pectoral muscles here. The way a womans breasts look are directly associated with the pecs. Build up your chest muscles and you will lift your breasts. This is good news indeed, not only are you burning fat but you are getting a natural boob job.

3. Back
Building back muscles not only help us on our quest to burn fat, they are essential to our health as they help support our spine. Weak back muscles can casue back aches and pains.

Great back on this girl

Great back on this girl

So this was our first post for the ladies – tell us what you think!