Rev It Up . Cardio vs. Weights . part II - FIT Human Performance

Rev It Up . Cardio vs. Weights . part II


September 2,2012 

“If you want to lose fat,” says Alwyn Cosgrove, CSCS, “your No. 1 priority in the gym should be metabolic resistance training.” As in, you should lift weights. Hold up – lifting weights to get smaller instead of bigger?

Metabolic resistance training (lifting weights), says Cosgrove, coauthor of The New Rules for Lifting Life, is a road-tested way to burn fat – better even than jogging and other forms of more traditional ‘cardio.’

Here’s how it works: Each time you hit F.I.T. for a FIT session, you work your whole body with circuits or pairs of multi joint, free-weight and resistance exercises that put the body through a full range of basic functional movements. Because you exercise your whole body, your metabolism has to work overtime for many hours afterward to help you recover. This leads to an intense, round-the-clock fat burn that you can’t get from programs that only isolate muscle groups.

It’s a tough workout style, but well worth the effort – just ask some of our FIT clients!Come join us and build yourself some functional, head-to-toe strength and fitness.

In good health,


 “Wow, I really regret that workout.” – No One Ever!