Friday, March 12, 2010

Matcha Green Tea Powder, Weight Loss and the 5 Commons Mistakes in Your Workout

Being in the gym every day as a Personal Trainer, I witness disciplined people dedicated to working out most every day. Secretly, I wish I could pull most of them aside and tell them what they're doing wrong, and how little changes in their routine could catapult them to the next level of amazing results, but I don't, because I wasn't asked. In reviewing your workout routines, please see if you too are guilty of these and take the necessary steps to correct them. Additionally, learn how just two cups of Matcha Green Tea Powder per day will significantly increase your metabolism and burn extra calories during your workout.

So, let's start with the five most common mistakes when working out:

1. Doing the same cardio routine everyday

In the gym, I see the same people on the same cardio machines each and every day. Not only that, they also stay on the very same levels of those machines. Once your body, both your cardiovascular system and your muscles, get used to a certain exercise and become quite adept at it, the benefits diminish because your body doesn't have to work as hard to complete the workout. Thus, the amount of calories burned also declines. You need to vary your workouts, the machines and the levels (which I will go more in depth on in #3). To burn even more calories, having a cup of Matcha green tea powder, could further boost your metabolism by a staggering percentage (also discussed later).

2. Not incorporating weights or strength training

I cannot tell you how many times I've tried to convince people that lifting weights will allow them to lose weight more rapidly than cardio workouts. They just cannot seem to grasp that concept - to them, if they're not profusely sweating after jogging on the treadmill, it wasn't a worthwhile exercise excursion for them. However, weight training not only does a much better job in revving your metabolism, but it also keeps it stoked for a lot longer. Why? Because, your body burns more calories trying to maintain muscle. So, if weight loss is your goal, strength training should absolutely be included in your workout. The absolute perfect scenario is, of course, doing both.

3. Staying at the same level of exertion throughout your workout

Remember, your body needs to be challenged - t needs to work hard to gain the maximum benefits of losing weight and toning. Intermittent bursts is the optimal way to accomplish this. For example, let's say you begin on level 3 on a cardio machine and stay at that level for 2-3 minutes. After that increase the level to 4 for one minute, then raise it to 5 for one minute and so on. Eventually, you will get to a level where you can barely do 20 to 30 seconds. When this happens, go back down to level 3 and begin the process again. Because of these bursts, you will only need 20 to 30 minutes of cardio for an excellent calorie burning workout.

4. Being inefficient in your weight training.

Here again, I witness people not challenging their muscles whatsoever - using weights that are too light and not performing enough reps or sets. You should be using a weight where, on the 12th rep, is difficult to complete. If you can easily fly through 12 to 15 reps, the weight is too light - move on to the next heaviest. Additionally, to fully tax your targeted muscles, you need to complete 3 sets - meaning 12 to 15 reps, three times, with roughly a minute's rest between sets.

5. Not working your entire body. 

Upper body strength and endurance without lower body strength endurance will lead to your body being imbalanced. When getting your body fit, you need to work your heart (cardio), your upper and lower body strength (weights) and your core (abs and back). In doing this, you will not only get the balance your body needs, but will also have a lot less injuries.

Lastly, the absolute best way to drop those extra pounds after your workout is to include Matcha Green Tea Powder in your daily routine. Matcha has natural thermongenics which significantly aid in weight loss by increasing energy production and heat, which, in turn, signals to the body, to burn more calories. This increase in metabolism can be as high as 40%! After studying this natural amazing tea, I mentioned it to a few clients. These clients not only lost the last stubborn pounds they had been trying to lose for months, but also had incredible health benefits - including a lowering of blood pressure and cholesterol, clearing of sinus congestion, elimination of PMS and an elevation in mood.

Getting fit, healthy and losing weight is all about four major things: consistency, variation, challenge and including Matcha Green Tea Powder into your daily diet. With attention to each of these, you should feel confident that your time, effort and enthusiasm is 100% productive.

Marybeth is a Certified Personal Trainer and Health Enthusiast and urges you to learn more about matcha green tea powder and how it could very be nature's most potent health defender and dieter's best ally by visiting

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