Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

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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…

Benefits of Water Workouts

18th April 2014

ENVIRONMENT:  Working out in the water is more comfortable than exercising on land because water keeps the body temperature lower.  Therefore, exercising in the water on hot days can actually be refreshing.

BUOYANCY:  Since water relieves approximately 90% of your body weight, you become buoyant.  This buoyancy supports the body and allows you to make larger movements while eliminating the weight-bearing impact felt on land that sometimes causes discomfort.  Buoyancy also provides…