The importance of exercise in successful weight loss cannot be overemphasized (you can check out the post before this to learn more about exercise in general). Unfortunately, getting accustomed to exercise is also one of the most challenging parts of any weight loss journey. There are so many reasons why you can’t work out today – you’re tired, you had a long day at work, you don’t belong to a gym, you don’t know what to do, etc.
People frequently ask me what the best type of exercise is to achieve successful weight loss. In the book The Weight Loss Counter Revolution (available for purchase by clicking here) I have an entire section dedicated to an explanation of the science behind exercise and the best approach. Shameless self-promotion aside, I figured I’d give you a brief summary. Continue reading “The Key To Losing Weight With Exercise”
I strongly believe that a lifetime commitment to regular exercise is the most important thing you can do to assure successful long term health and weight loss. Consistency is the most important thing. Unfortunately, exercise only works if you do it. It sounds silly to say but it’s true. One of the major obstacles to consistency is cynicism. This comes in the form of “it’s not working”. Continue reading “The Importance of Measuring”
A friend of mine started using one of those couch-to-5K iPhone apps a few weeks ago. The program helped him with goal setting in a way that made him feel he was making significant progress – and he was. He was running farther and longer than he had run in some time. Then he was blessed with a new baby. Apparently screaming infants, no sleep, and dirty diapers erode into a man’s will power (the diapers have the largest impact – trust me). Continue reading “Setting SMART Goals”
I was first introduced to the concept of high intensity exercise a few years ago when a friend of mine started me on CrossFit (www.crossfit.com). He was a pretty ripped ex-military type who suffered from a pathological love of physical exertion that created great pleasure with any exercise-induced suffering. I had been exercising since I was a teenager and had tried just about every form of running, lifting, cross training in the book but this was different. Continue reading “High Intensity Interval Training – More Results, Less Time”