As many of you know I have had my struggles with weight. I was overweight and then obese from probably age 6 until I was 23. At 23 I decided I was finally ready to be healthy! I started walking a minimum of 5 days a week for 30 minutes, and I wrote down EVERYTHING I put in my mouth. As time went on my walks became longer and I was able to go further each time. Why walking? Because it was easy to do, I didn’t need a lot of equipment and I loved it! Sometimes I had friends with me, other times I would go on my own and enjoy the scenery. More recently I have been swimming and biking.
Suspension training is a form of strength training that helps build lean muscle in the body using your own body weight for resistance. Building muscle is key to weight loss because nothing burns excess body fat like lean muscle. Even while your body is at rest, your muscles are burning excess fat in your body. Unlike using free weights or strength training machines, suspension training uses your body weight as resistance for your workout, in combination with a system of ropes and webbing. The ropes allow you to suspend your body in the air during your workout to engage several muscle groups at the same time from different angles.
Tired of hiding your muffin top under layers of clothing? You are not alone. About one-third of American adults are overweight. With a new year ahead of you, now is the time to take real steps towards understanding how fat is deposited in the body, so you can understand fat burning strategies.
Staying motivated to exercise for your health and fitness is always a do-it-yourself venture. No other person and no machine can do it for you. Hence, it is important to have some motivating factors so that you can keep it up.