Imagine: you’ve worked out for months, you’re in great shape, you’ve lost weight but then it happens. You hit the wall. That dreaded weight loss plateau finally strikes, leaving you wondering why your old routine no longer gives you the weight loss results that you had grown accustomed to seeing.
Many of our customers enjoy heavy cardio exercise routines. This has many benefits, one of which is improving cardiovascular health. While cardio can help you lose weight, it doesn’t help your body maintain lean muscle. Here, the adage, “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it” rings true. If you are not engaging those lean muscles than you can lessen the amount of lean tissue you have. This means that if you keep your diet the same, you may actually gain weight because you will have less lean muscle tissue helping you burn calories.
If you’re looking to end your weight loss plateau, consider adding in resistance training to your workouts. You’ll burn more calories and you’ll complete your exercises more efficiently because you’ve gained back that lean muscle tissue.
How can you add in resistance training? This US News article helps share some great resistance training exercises. Our experts at your local Push Pedal Pull store would be happy to discuss what products can help you incorporate the right amount of resistance training into your daily routine. Come in today, and we’ll give you some ideas.
Have you hit a weight-loss plateau before? How did you break through?