It Doesn't Take 1000 Exercise Repetitions..........

I started taking weightlifting seriously in high school, especially in offseason football training....we basically thought it was "cool" and "the right thing to do when we tried to bench press and squat the world in pounds! Our coaches must have thought the same thing because they encouraged us to do it! We also had 2 and 3 hour workouts and exhausted ourselves (some of us ended up injured).

During college football, our trainers were smarter and put us on structured, 12 month nutrition and weight training programs. As a consequence, I had incredible muscular growth and I improved my athletic skills.

I'm telling you this because now as a personal trainer I know that it doesn't take 1000 repetitions and 2 hour workouts to reach your fitness goals, whether its fat loss/weight loss or muscle growth/weight gain.

It takes you having a fitness program tailored to your individual needs. And, in any case, you can accomplish your goals with 5-6, one hour (or less) training sessions per week. Over-training will leave you broken down and injured.

Don't underestimate the value of a well-designed, individualized fitness program prepared by a professional fitness trainer! It makes a difference how, when and how much you train. Tearing an article out of a fitness magazine will probably not work for you.

Those same people ask me questions all the time and my answer is always the same: "it depends on your body and fitness goals as to how I would design a fitness program." Two people following the same exercise program can get different results.

Train hard and smarter to reach your fitness goals! I can help you do both!

Be sure and download your Free Bodyweight 500 Metabolic Fat Burner Program and start shaping your body faster!

Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
Your Fitness University
My Fitness Hut
Her Fitness Hut
Sports Fitness Hut


  1. I actually agree. One could be doing so much or so little, or even way too much, but they are doing it the wrong way and/or their training exercise is not for their body that it is not doing anything for them in terms of muscle building or weight loss.

    It really takes a detailed exercise with calculations to actually be precise as to how you're going to loss weight or gain muscles to the maximum effect with your time and effort.

    -Nurse Jen Doll
    Your Daily Reality Nursing

    -Nurse Jen Doll
    Your Daily Reality Nursing

  2. Thanks for the visit and comment Jen!

  3. I agree with the 2 hour workouts. Many people think they need to workout more. Reality is, they need more quality, not quantity.

  4. A lot of people think that the more you do, the quicker your results. I've gotten the best gains from getting enough rest.
    Best free online fitness site. TONS of exercises, articles, and workouts, all to help you out.


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Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.

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