Resistance Training is Great for Weight Loss

Can Resistance and Weight Training Accelerate Your Weight Loss?

Would it be useful to learn how to get in shape, add years to your life, keep your body fat down and have more time in your day?

Oh, come on, who said NO?

Resistance exercise obviously has much more to offer than just size and strength increase. While increased lean muscle from heavy intense resistance training causes a desirable increase in metabolism and lost body fat. There is also a tremendous weight management benefit to performing two to three weight training workouts per week.

When the muscle tissue’s energy stores have been depleted during resistance exercise, the replacement of these stores becomes a priority to the body. Basically, on a proper diet, adipose tissues are drawn from to replace exhausted muscle stores. This decreases the fat weight and increases the muscle weight.

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Fat Loss Coaching

The key to resistance exercise, and this fat conversion, is to perform medium to high rep, medium intensity, long duration, and frequent exercise using basic compound movements involving as much muscle as possible to maximize the depletion of energy, promoting a greater recovery fat release during repletion.

Ok, what does that really mean?

Big movements such as

Bench presses and shoulder press

compound leg exercises such as leg press and squats, hack squats

compound barbell and dumbbells exercises.

What Types of Strength and Resistance Training Exercises Are There?

So what types of exercise equipment and fitness equipment count as resistance machines?

The following list contains the most important gym equipment machines and exercises


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Leg Press

  • Lat pulldown and vertical rowing for back, traps and biceps

Powertec Lat Machine

Powertec Lat Machine

  • Multi gym such as the Bodycraft or Powertec range

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Dumbbell sets and

Chrome dumbbells 2

Chrome dumbbells 2

Dumbbells and barbells can be used for so many different exercises that it is exhausting writing them all down.

  • Olympic barbell set
Cross Training Olympic Bar

Cross Training Olympic Bar

If you were to add an adjustable bench to your equipment purchase then you would be able perform all of the following exercises with a barbell set or dumbbell set.

  • Chest press or bench press
  • Flat, incline and decline flyes
  • Incline and decline bench press
  • Shoulder press
  • Standing and seated lat raises
  • Barbell and dumbbell shrugs
  • Seated curls
  • Standing curl
  • French press for triceps
  • Lying triceps extension
  • Kickbacks
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Leg curls with dumbbell
  • Bent over rowing
  • One arm dumbbell rowing

And that is a short list! Feel free to contact me for a personalized training program designed for your specific needs.

And what about the cardio ,machines I hear you cry?

Indoor Walker II Premium 4

Indoor Walker II Premium 4

Treadmills, Exercise Bikes and Rowers

If budget allows then some cardio would be great to add variety and work purely on the cardio vascular system.

Simply click on the link below for more information on cardio vascular exercise equipment. Or if you want to see our range of fitness equipment simply click here. 

Commercial Gyms

Commercial Gym

Commercial Gym

Commercial gyms would be advised to look at nothing below a light commercial treadmill.

It may look enticing to go cheap now but when your treadmills break down and the manufacturers won’t cover you when they find out that the units went into a commercial gym then the members may beginning to cancel their memberships.

I consult to many gyms around the country and I frequently need to assist gym owners dig themselves out of a mess created by going too cheap with the initial equipment purchase.

But I know that you won’t do that, because you are on my website and that means that you are doing your homework.

Whether you are  gym owner or a home gym enthusiast why not give me a call to hear how else I can assist you in achieving your goals?

See how you feel after you look at what we have to say then feel free to call me to see how else we can assist you in achieving your goals quickly and with the best combination of home gym and commercial gym services and low price. Call me now on +27(0)71 863 7398  or email me immediately


* Results vary from person to person.

We don’t guarantee results.

Weight Loss is a result of following a kilojoule or calories restricted diet and making a number of lifestyle changes.

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Hi! my name is Miles Harrop. I am an educator, writer and life coach specializing in fitness, wellness, human behaviour and brain based coaching. I help you to transform your body by helping you buy the right gym equipment first time around, and to learn how to "change your mind" so that you can transform your body easily and effortlessly. Let me help you achieve your goals today!