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The second component in what I call the "Fitness Triad" is weight or resistance training. Actually, weight training and resistance training are one in the same. Resistance comes in many forms and as long as it is working your muscles efficiently, your body really doesn't know the difference, or care for that matter. Weight machines and dumbbells are the most common forms of resistance training. Other simple forms of resistance to help build muscle include ankle or wrist weights, exercise tubing or bands and even your own body weight (used with most abdominal and core body exercises). Muscle just sits around waiting to be contracted or flexed and with every movement of every day your are constantly contracting and stretching your body's 600 different muscles and moving 206 bones. Adding resistance training to your exercise program challenges your muscular and skeletal system, strengthens bones, adds muscle to your frame and in the process speeds up your ability to burn fat or fuel like a rocket instead of like an old, run-down diesel engine. Consistent resistance training covering every major muscle group at least twice a week combined with walking, running or any type of cardiovascular exercise is the key to weight loss, toning and muscle gain. For the average person, the momentum you gain by doing both is exponentially greater than just doing cardio work or just being a weight lifter. Give it a try and watch what happens with a consistent resistance program.


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