1. You need to burn about 3500 calories to lose 1 pound of fat.
  2. The average person can store 500 grams of glycogen.
  3. Weight loss is a mental challenge.
  4. Muscle glycogen is about 3 parts water to 1 part glucose. This can add water weight at the beginning of a strength training program.
  5. You don’t need to do cardio to lose weight. You only need a calorie deficit. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it.
  6. When you sit on the toilet, you are doing a 1/2 a squat.
  7. Most scales cannot measure your body fat. However, we can so ask us how you can find out.
  8. You can eat anything you want and still lose weight in the right amounts, but it doesn’t mean it is healthy to do so.
  9. Muscle has more density than than fat.
  10. It’s harder to gain 10 pounds of muscle than it is to lose 10 pounds of fat.
  11. Most people underestimate how many calories they need to eat to lose weight. Ask our personal trainers to help you.
  12. Strength gains come from muscle hypertrophy and improved muscle fiber recruitment.
  13. Dehydrating a muscle by 3% can cause a 10% loss of strength. Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  14. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn at rest and thus the muscle tissue eats fat at all hours of the day.
  15. A good diet will make your abs more visible than any amount of ab exercises alone.
  16. You can lose weight and still gain muscle AND you can also gain weight while still losing fat.


Written by: Robert Blair; Staff Writer

ROBERT BLAIR is the Operational Manager of WhenEver Fitness, editor of fitness-news, has been in the fitness industry since 2010, and is a certified personal trainer. He attended the UW-Superior and Brown College for Media Creation, Design and Television Production. From 1992 to 2000, he had written and produced several films, music videos, and video advertisements. He has now been able to combine those skills of fitness and media creation to produce high-quality fitness productions and articles. (Click for Bio/Contact)

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