Your Walking Muscles

 

walking muscles“represent about 70 percent of your muscle mass” (Glycemic Load Diet p.78).  So activating them is key.

Squats are good, Deadlifts are good, Leg curls are good, Leg Extensions are good, Hack squats are good, and the list goes on.

However, don’t forget to hit the pavement after your workout.  Those Glycogen stores will be depleted and your body will be forced to burn fat for energy.  Get to walking.

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48 Hour Rule

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According to Dr. Rob Thompson M.D. author of the Glycemic Load Diet, “Whatever you do to reverse insulin resistance, you need to do it at least every other day.  It doesn’t matter if your walk a couple of miles or run a marathon.  About forty-eight hours later, your muscles stop responding to insulin (P.81)”

Insulin sensitivity is key to losing weight.  So keep those muscles sensitive to insulin by walking a couple miles every forty eight hours.

Understanding Insulin Sensitivity

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It is extremely important for your body to be sensitive to insulin.  If your body is sensitive to insulin it has no problem processing carbohydrates for energy.  If your body is not sensitive to insulin, those carbohydrates are going to turn into excess body fat.

So how do we stay sensitive to insulin? Stay active.  Walk for at least twenty to thirty minutes a day.  Engage in weight lifting / strength training.  Stay active and your body will stay sensitive to insulin.

For more information on the importance of insulin sensitivity check out this article on Bodybuilding.com Insulin Sensitivity: Why You Can’t blast That Fat For Good

 

 

20-30 Minutes of Walking Turns on Insulin Sensitivity, Getting Lean

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According to the book Glycemic Load Diet by Dr. Rob Thompson, M.D. “Researchers found that it takes between twenty and thirty minutes of walking to switch on insulin sensitivity” (p.81).  Making your muscles sensitive to insulin is key to losing weight and staying lean.

If you want to get ripped, as soon as you finish your strength training exercise hit the pavement and start walking for twenty to thirty minutes.  Sip on your Protein Shake as you go and take advantage of your insulin sensitivity, your body will absorb the nutrients quickly for recovery.

Why Walking Increases your Mitochondria

Do you even know why your Mitochondria are important?  They burn sugar and fat to create energy for the body.

Your Walking muscles represent 70% of your muscle mass (Glycemic Load Diet p.78).  When you walk for twenty to thirty minutes a day your activating you mitochondria in 70% of your muscle mass.

Mitochondria are fundamental to weight loss, remember they burn sugar and fat to create energy for the body.

To learn more about Mitochondria visit

Mitochondria can make you fat

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