First Pearl: Don't Be Afraid To Ask Questions!
5 Pieces of Fitness Wisdom For You:
1) If you own a dog, you should walk it. Cesar Millan recommends you walk your dog at least an hour and a half a day to satisfy their natural instinct of migration, and it calms them down too, so no more expensive dog obedience training! It will be a great bonding experience for you and your pet, and you’ll lose weight in the process! If you split you’re walking into two separate sessions a day, say, 45 minutes in the morning and 45 minutes in the evening, it’ll be more effective for fat loss than if you had walked an hour and a half in one session. Chrisitian Thibaudeau, a very well-respected Olypmic weightlifter and highly sought-after personal trainer for professional athletes, said it this way, "Dividing one's volume into two session will ALWAYS be more effective than doing the same work in one session. This is true both for growth(muscle gain) and fat loss. Specifically when it comes to fat loss. Two sessions have been shown to increase caloric expenditure moreso than doing the exact same volume in one session."
2) People who jog are what weightlifters call “The Walking Wounded”. You wanna know why? Just look at a jogger, usually they’ll have knee braces on, or if they don’t, they look as if they’re about to fall forward at any moment as they jog down the street breathless and clearly exhausted. I once saw a jogger who was limping at a fast pace! That’s dedication! The problem with jogging is that it breaks your body down rather than building it up. It burns muscle and it’s quite brutal on your joints, so maybe you’re jogging now without any discomfort, but it will eventually catch up with you, and it’s not even a good way to look good in a bathing suit (To know why, read my Cardio article).
3) If you want to look good in a bathing suit, here ya go, you can take this to the bank: walk your dog every day and lift weights 3 times a week. Don’t jog your dog, walk him. I emphasize walking because it is easier on your joints and is more effective for burning fat and it does not burn muscle.
4) People who buy a gym membership as part of their New Year’s Resolution and give up in the first month do so because they do not have a plan. As the old saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it wasn’t built by amateurs either. I added that last part because even the most highly motivated person in the gym won’t make progress if they don’t know what they’re doing. It’s an investment in your health to hire a personal trainer who will show you the ropes and teach you to train yourself. If you can’t afford a trainer, than at least try to educate yourself, buy a weightlifting book with clear illustrations and then go to the gym and practice them. This leads to my next point.
5) People who don’t know what they’re doing in the gym should ask questions. If you see a trainer while you are at the gym, go up and ask them questions. I assure you, a person who becomes a personal trainer loves to talk training, so ask away!
Don’t jog in an attempt to keep weight gain in check, there is a reason lots of fat people jog and lots of thin people walk. What I’m saying is, just walk at a pleasant pace, don’t run, and bring your dog along with you, and if you don't know something or are unsure about what your doing in the gym, just ask a trainer.