Many people often think you need to do endless hours of cardio in order to burn fat and lose weight. But recent studies have shown that building lean muscle helps increase our metabolism and burn more calories throughout the day, even when our bodies are at rest. Aside from burning fat, there are so many benefits of resistance training for women.
5 Benefits of Strength Training beyond burning fat and building lean muscles:
- Benefit #1: Maintaining muscle tissue as you age
- Benefit #2: Increased strength helps you lift heavier objects (like your growing kids!)
- Benefit #3: Improved bone health
- Benefit #4: Reduced risk of heart disease and diabetes
- Benefit #5: Decreased risk of injury
What is #mbf and #mbfa??
#mbf Muscle Burns Fat and #mbfa Muscle Burns Fat Advanced are two three-week programs that incorporate strength training and cardio to help you build muscle and burn fat, with full-body workouts that are set to the beat of the music.
Megan Davies, Creator and Trainer, leads you through daily workouts using a pair of weighted, cordless jump ropes to add intensity (and fun!) to your workouts. These programs were meant to be completed back-to-back. First, commit to completely 21 days of workouts and crush it in 3 weeks. Then, immediately begin phase 2 workouts for another 21 days. If you follow the program and nutrition plan as it's laid out for you, you will see leaner muscles, more energy & endurance, and a loss of inches!
- #MBF features workouts 20-35 minutes, 7 days a week for 3 weeks
- #MBFA features workouts 25-40 minutes long, 7 days a week for 3 weeks
This is an intermediate fitness level program with workouts progressing in difficulty over the 6 weeks, but there is a modifier throughout the program to show you how to modify to your fitness needs.
What makes #MBF/#MBFA different from the other programs Beachbody has to offer?
The basic structure of this program is similar to 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme in that there are 2 phases of daily workouts, each phase lasting 3 weeks. However, this program is not a cardio program, although your heart rate will go up and you'll be dripping sweat! This program focuses on muscle-building moves that build strength and lean muscle, which in turn will help you burn more calories throughout the day.
Additionally, this program utilizes asymmetrical training to challenge your balance and core and help you bring more symmetry to each side of your body. It requires a greater focus on core stabilization and balance to maintain proper form and lift heavier weights.
Lastly, Megan incorporates a cordless, weighted jump rope for short cardio boosts. This is an additional way to add intensity and improve mental focus.
Results start in the kitchen
Nutrition accounts for 80% of your body composition and physique. Eating a balance of the right foods will help fuel your performance and results during this program. This means drinking your daily Shakeology, which is packed with a potent blend of proteins, prebiotics, probiotics, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals — and taking your Beachbody Performance Energize before your workout to help boost energy and endurance, and Recover post workout to help promote muscle protein synthesis and growth and support your body’s recovery with critical protein.*‡
Now, all bundled packages come with BOTH foundational Beachbody nutrition programs, The Ultimate Portion Fix and 2B Mindset, so that you can learn not only WHAT to eat and WHY, but also try different approaches to mindset and meal planning to see what works best for you.
Keeping your nutrition dialed in throughout all six weeks is key to getting incredible results from the Muscle Burns Fat programs.
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