Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?

The question, “Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat” is one for the ages!  In the fitness world, the “muscle weigh more than fat” argument has gone on for a LONG time and I’m sure it will continue.

BUT, I’ll add my thoughts on this “muscles weighs more than fat” argument.  Lately, I’ve been reading quite a bit about muscle and fat and this weighs this much and that weighs that much and bla bla bla. Oh, believe me, if you’re into numbers and how everything breaks down into grams and centimeters and how 1 gram of fat burns 9 calories and….well, you get the picture, then it’s truly fascinating. But let’s face it, how many of us really like to understand that kind of stuff? Not a whole heck of a lot of us, right?

Now, if we were competing in body building or figure, that’s a whole different perspective and everything little ounce and gram needs to be accounted for, that’s just the nature of that sport. And if you compete in that sport, you know what I’m talking about.

But, for the person who wants to workout to be fit and healthy, getting that in depth with Continue reading

Serious About Weight Loss?

Are you serious about losing weight?   I got this question the other day about weight loss…..

Q: Andrew, I’ve been trying and trying to lose weight, but my body just doesn’t seem to want to lose it.  Do you have any ideas that could help me?

First of all, so there is no confusion, I am NOT a nutritionist and do not claim to be, ok?  So what I say comes from a  common sense place in my mind, just to be clear.

This question came from a friend of mine and it got me wondering what is going on with him?  Now granted, I don’t know if he works out or what his diet is, so I’m taking things at face value……….UNTIL….. Continue reading

How To Reduce Belly Fat? 3 Things You Need To Know!

“How To Lose Belly Fat”

Let me be clear about this and say it as simple as possible…..

You CANNOT spot reduce fat!  In other words, if you want to lose belly fat, doing sit ups and crunches will NOT give you a small midsection!  Let’s face it folks, when you’re over 45 or 50 years old, this whole “I can do a 2 hour workout at the gym” thing just isn’t as sexy as it was when you were 25 years old.

But, at the same time, you have learned to be more efficient with things in our life at this age as opposed to the younger you, right?
I’m here to tell you we can all be more efficient with this “reduce belly fat” thing as well.
Remember, we ALL have a six pack in our midsection, but it’s mostly covered up with that unwanted fat.
So the question then is, “how to lose belly fat in the most efficient way possible?”
Let me see if I can explain this in simple terms. (I like to keep things simple)

In order for this to make sense, you may need to change your mindset just a tad. In other words, instead of focusing on doing mid section exercises, focus on total fat body fat loss. Get it?
I’m going to outline a thought process that, hopefully, Continue reading