Start The New Year With Weight Loss

  • By Matt Fitzgerald
  • Published Dec 28, 2012
  • Updated Nov 25, 2014 at 9:35 AM UTC

2. Strength training

A quick start is also a good time to make a greater commitment to strength training than you do at any other time. It’s hard to find a lot of time and energy to lift weights during the training cycle. But in a quick start period it’s not so hard, and doing so will help you lose weight by adding muscle mass to your frame and thereby increasing your metabolism, so you burn more fat at rest. Building strength during a quick start will also help you perform better and stay injury free during the subsequent race-focused training process.

Try to do three full-body strength sessions per week during a quick start.

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