Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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This morning I drug myself out of bed to go to the gym and get my workout in.  I must admit, when my alarm went off at 5:30 am, I didn’t jump out of bed with a great deal of enthusiasm. As a matter of fact, my workout routine has been a bit neglected in the past month. I am determined to get back into the habit of making myself get up so that I can start my day feeling great at Lake Austin Spa Resort. I know that once I am back in my routine, getting up so early won’t be such a…

Lose Fat, Not Muscle

2nd May 2014

You adjust your diet to drop weight, and as a result, your metabolism slows down and your weight loss slows down also!  How frustrating!  This is where strength training proves its effectiveness.  Besides helping you burn more calories even when you're not exercising, weight work also offsets the typical muscle loss experienced by almost all dieters.  When you include strength training with dietary adjustments, you lose FAT, your metabolism stays high, and your body shows the change by…

The search for the “best” exercise is a common quest for workout enthusiasts and experts in the field.  And for those of us working in the fitness realm, it’s also a common question we hear in the form of: what is the “best” exercise for sculpting the lower body, tightening the abdomen or defining the arms?

The answer depends on your level of conditioning and exercise experience as there are options that would be more appropriate for the “not yet” conditioned or beginner…