Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose for training using supersets antagonistic workouts? Training this way will keep your heart rate up, so the workout is both aerobic and anaerobic. That’s cardiovascular training and Resistance training combined. All this can be done in 30 minute of applied correctly. Training like this will allow you to burn fat and build muscle consecutively.
What is the best type of cardio to burn fat? Whatever type of cardio you prefer doing will stimulate some type of fat burning. Ok, so which type of cardio burns fat the best? Aerobic, anaerobic and H.I.T all burn fat, but aerobic training is the most efficient at Burning fat. Why does aerobic training burn fat more efficiently than both anaerobic training and H.I.T? The word aerobic (slow twitch muscle fiber) means an individual would have to move at a stead rhythmic pace for a long period of time in an oxygenated environment without breaking for a rest. Moving in an aerobic state would mean moving at the low end of your target heart rate. For example, if a person was jogging on the treadmill they could have to have a conversation with you if they needed to, but at the same time their breathing would be slightly compromised. The supply of oxygen and the demand of oxygen are being met; that simply means that the circulatory system is not being compromised and can supply working muscles with oxygen that would mean moving moderately slow. It is hard to burn fat when moving in an environment with no oxygen. Why is it that moving at a steady rhythmic pace will burns more fat (triglycerides)? Moving slowly allows the body to burn fat more efficiently, because fat is a more dense macronutrient. Fat has 9 calories per gram carbohydrates and protein only have 4 calories per gram. When moving to fast or rapidly your body would need a fast burning fuel that would be carbs. The bodies favourite macro to use when creating ATP (energy). As you can see fat is a slowest burning macro of them all because of the calorie density. Also carbohydrates have fewer calories that would mean an easier quicker fuel to burn. Moving at a steady slow rhythmic pace means an individual would burn a lot less calories, but the most of the energy be used would come from fat. Aerobic training uses mostly triglycerides to create movement and a small amount of glucose from the liver would be needed. What are the advantages of training in an aerobic environment? The hearts left ventricle will grow slightly and more capillary density around myofibril.
Anaerobic (deoxygenated) environment uses mostly glucose for to create ATP (energy). Moving in the manner would mean explosive fast twitch muscle fiber would have to be engaged. All gross movement are mostly white fast twitch fiber. What type of training is anaerobic, and what does that type of training entail? Moving at on a treadmill rapidly would mean after about two minute a persons breathing would be compromised, so oxygen supply and demand would not be met. What that means is the muscles working are moving so rapidly, that the circulatory system (heart) cannot meet oxygenation demands. How long your body can stay in a deoxygenated when is come down to cardio environment? Depends on your fitness levels, and how long you have been training in this type of environment . Can you burn fat at a fast pace in an anaerobic environment? The answer is yes, but the efficiency of mostly burning fat would be lost. Since it is hard to burn fat in a deoxygenated environment, fat burning would be at a minimum. Why would moving rapidly not be as efficient when trying to target fat burning? Moving at a fast pace means all the oxygen that the body intakes is immediately absorbed by the working muscles, and a faster burning energy would be needed to create energy at that time; carb is the preferred macronutrient the body likes to use to create ATP (energy) and burns a lot faster. Since you are moving rapidly, it would make sense because fat is to calories dense and burns slow. Also, fat burning efficiency is lost because there is not oxygen to support a lipolysis metabolism. Fat needs an oxygenated environment to create energy. What is the purpose or advantages of anaerobic training? Anaerobic training strengthen and conditions the heart, and the wall of the heart will grow thinker. That ultimately would mean a stronger stroke volume and skeletal muscular size increase.
Hit training is a combination of both aerobic and anaerobic training. What is entail in H.I.T training exercise? Training with a maximum output with intermitted breaks. What types of sports involve H.I.T training? Basketball, soccer, wrestling, MMA, boxing there are to many sports to list. All the sports listed involve high intensity burst with small-intermitted break then back to high intensity again. In other word you heart rate will be going up and down constantly. What fitness improvements can be made when working in a H.I.T environment? Since H.I.T is a combination of aerobic and anaerobic; Both the left ventricle capillary density and the walls of the heart would get thicker, But the degree of this adaptation would be a smaller change than both aerobic and anaerobic metabolisms. Also your resting heart rate would be greatly improved when working in this environment.
Is lifting weight truly beneficial? Believe it or not, training with weights destroys cells. We need to damage muscle first before anabolism can occur. After a weight training session muscles incur microscopic break down (tearing muscle). The healing process takes place when we sleep, and of course, the correct nutrition is an important factor. It can take up to three days to a week for the muscle to heal; sometime the healing process may overlap into the next workout, how fast you heal is on an individual basis. If you are an individual that trains quite often the healing process is usually faster. Because cells become accustomed to being broken down constantly muscle will make that environmental adjustment and heal faster. When one trains with weights frequent muscles will grow trying to keep up with the workouts that are being performed. After approximately 4 to 6 weeks the body will adapt to your weight training program and anabolism will occur. The heavier you lift the more muscular damage will occur. Muscle will be forced to adjust and will grow to handle its newfound stress, and that means muscle cellular growth (hypertrophy)
Does training with weight help with posture? Yes, we need strong muscle to keep us erect and upright. As we get older our back sometimes curves (back Flexion) this usually occurs because there is not enough muscle to support one’s skeletal frame. That would mean posture is lost, and a person will lose height as well as becoming a shorter human being. The Erector Spinae is a major muscle when it comes down to back support. It’s a muscle that helps with core support. Every exercise that is performed on one’s feet entails spinal erectors. Abdominals are the antagonist muscles to the back also helping with posture. The stomach and back are constantly contracting antagonistically when standing to keep you upright. Posture is mostly red slow type 1 muscle fiber. That simply means stand for a long period and muscles will not fatigue quickly.
Will weight training help one’s metabolism? Yes definitely, our Metabolism slows down with age. That’s normal of course, but there are a few things we can to help slow that process. Lifting weights will help muscle hypertrophy, and build more lean tissue will speed up your metabolism for both old and young individuals. I am sure you have heard the old folk’s tale about burning muscle. For every pound of lean tissue, you will burn 50 calories will be expended. The problem with this finding is its lack of scientific proof. The only thing that is known for sure is muscle is metabolically active which means lean tissue burns a tremendous amount of fuel, and Fat burns a lot fewer calories. Also, age is a big factor when talking about metabolism. Males produce the highest levels of testosterone at around 17 years old. When changing from a boy to a man lean tissue recovery is so much faster at that age, both lean tissue recovery and muscle fiber growth happen at a much higher metabolic rate.
What is Sarcopenia, and will weight training aid in the process of slowing down Sarcopenia? Sarcopenia is when cells break down faster than regenerate. Yes, resistance training will help slow down muscular degeneration due to age. A sedentary human being will lose approximately 3 to 5% of their skeletal tissue after the age of 30 years old. Sarcopenia usual accelerates around 65, but for the extremely sedentary it can start as soon as 60 years old. weight training is all about breaking down and destruction of muscle fiber. Then the body is forced to rebuild itself, and every time cells have to recover they adjust to their stressful environment. that simply means every time muscle is microscopically torn or ripped it will heal and grow larger. Lifting weight causes muscles to make constant anabolic adaptations. this process will slow down Sarcopenia by decades.