How Do You Lose Fat and Gain Muscle without Diets?

A lot of people don’t like the idea of sticking to some strict diet plan. They can be troublesome, stressful and may be doomed to fail if you don’t have the right mindset. However, altering the way you eat is how you make changes in the body to lose fat. So, what can you do to gain muscle without jumping on a fad diet plan?

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8 Practical Benefits of Weight Training

You don’t need to be a body builder in order to appreciate a bit of weight training. Building some muscle mass can actually have a major impact in how you function throughout the day. Being “ripped” or “stacked” doesn’t necessarily have to be your end goal if you simply want a few practical benefits. Aside from the fact that you may feel better physically and mentally, having some muscles on your skeleton can be very helpful.

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Balancing Muscle Mass and Cardio Exercise

When it comes to fitness, I’ve noticed there are two primary groups of people: those who want muscle mass and those who want to lose weight. Personally, I believe in balancing muscle mass and getting more cardio exercise. You don’t have to aspire to be a body builder in order to enjoy a stronger body. On the other side of the coin, I’ve also seen incredibly strong arms attached to a body that is wider than mine. Why not work for an overall fitness?

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Are Weight Machine Workouts Worth the Effort?

There are several significant differences when using a weight machine as opposed to free weights. One of the most apparent of differences is that of leverage. Using weight machines gives you the ability to process more weight with less effort. For example, you’ll put in far more physical effort to lift 40 pound dumbbells 20 times than you would if you used a bicep curl machine for the same weight and repetitions.

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Can You Build Muscle Mass without Weights?

Not everyone feels comfortable in a gym or has the money for a home weight set. Luckily, the human body can create muscle mass without either of these. It’s all about keeping muscles flexed for a longer duration. In reality, you could get the same workout sitting at your desk as someone gets lifting 50 pound dumbbells. It’s not really tricking your body to develop mass without weighted resistance, but more of allowing your body to do what comes natural.

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