Picture this. Getting and staying fit is necessary to a healthy lifestyle, right? In fact, everyone around you is talking about it. So, you make a decision: it’s time to shed those pounds and get your body in shape. You dive enthusiastically into researching the best fitness and diet regimens.
It may seem like a vigorous workout that comes with lifting weights is what helps build your muscle and strength, but that’s a misconception. In fact, it’s the muscle rebuilding process - replacing sore and torn muscle tissue with new healthy tissue - that builds your muscle mass.
It’s a common enough scenario.
You’ve decided you need to shed the pounds. You’ve talked to fitness experts. You’ve looked up the best cardio routines, and have decided the Stairmaster (or Elliptical or Stationary Bike) is the way to go. So far, so good! Right? Wrong.
When you have a fitness goal set for yourself, the biggest challenge is getting yourself to that point. It’s a natural thing to feel overwhelmed or discouraged at time, especially if that change you were anticipating seems to be out of reach.