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Training for Loss:  

 Hint:  it's quite similar to training for gain

Training a muscle is training a muscle. You can maintain and keep the muscle that you have, increase muscle mass, or lose it. Muscle responds to stimuli, whether you are maintaining or gaining.


The concept of “toning” isn’t really a thing ...well, kind of, but not really.


Toning is a blend of concepts: maintaining or adding muscle mass while decreasing body fat to reveal that muscle. 


Exercise while adapting nutrition to lose weight, is the difference between losing weight (muscle, water and fat) and losing fat. Reducing total body fat while maintaining shape is likely the goal you actually have in mind.


Your exercise progam should include strength training. Not only will proper strength training help you keep the muscle you already have, but strength training (any training for that matter that requires extra energy) will burn Calories. Not only that, by pushing your body during the workout, strength training can cause the afterburn effect.

THE AFTERBURN EFFECT

BY THE SCIENCE OF FITNESS

Afterburn: The science of burning Calories post-workout. Incorporating Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) into your workout. READ​​​​​​​

CREATING A DEFICIT

BY SHAWN UNDERWOOD

To drop body fat, your body needs a reason to reach for stored fat, and it won’t if there is another readily available energy source. MORE​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

photo from People Magazine


Fitness Trainers Gain 60 Lbs. and Drop it Again to Demonstrate How Hard it Is to Lose Weight


Gaining 60 lbs. on purpose may sound a little crazy – but fitness trainers Sharny and Julius Kieser wanted to show that they could lose it again, and that losing weight is tough for anyone.


"We were scrolling through Facebook and looking at all the fitness people and thinking, 'What do they know about being fat, about being parents, about being addicted to food.' " she says. "We were just about to start losing weight quietly again, so our followers didn't know we'd gotten to this state. Then we remembered why we had gotten into fitness in the first place. We wanted to be completely transparent."


read full article at People Magazine