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Strong Is The New Skinny

strong is the new skinnyWe’ve heard this phrase gaining momentum for a while now but it was the singer Pink who shot back at her critics who said that she gained weight with a tweet declaring that she felt beautiful and strong.

That’s right. Strong. Forget skinny. That is so yesterday. Strong is what you want. It’s so much more powerful and empowering. For men, women, teenagers, seniors.

But how do you achieve the strength? Do you continue to do cardio day in and day out? Do you lift 2 lb weights in hope of achieving more toned arms?

The answer: you train hard. Forget what you thought you knew, here is what you have to do.

How To Get Strong

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1. Maximize your muscle building. The more protein your muscles maintain, the stronger and more shapely they get. But since your body is constantly burning protein for other purposes, you need to eat more protein than your body can burn.

2. Eat more. You can’t rely on small meals anymore. Your body needs fuel to be strong. Five meals per day, every three hours is what you need to keep the energy and develop strength.

3. Eat more protein. I suggest 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight, which is roughly the max your body can use in a day, according to a study in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

4. Eat more carbs.  Carbs are protein sparing.  That mean your body will burn carbohydrates before it starts burning muscle for energy.

5. Work your biggest muscles. Your goal is to increase muscle strength, shape and density. Add squats, deadlifts, pull-ups, bent-over rows, dips and military presses. Do 3 sets of 15-20 reps with under a minute rest between sets.

6. Lift every other day. Studies show that challenging workouts increase protein synthesis for up to 48 hours immediately after your workout session.

But the most important thing you can do to get stronger is to hire a professional trainer who can help you to get the body you desire andmake you stronger.


Posted in Personal Trainer, Weight Loss by Jason Kozma | Comments Off on Strong Is The New Skinny