Personal Fitness Expert James Orvis Reveals the Keys to Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Released on = December 29, 2004, 3:16 pm

Press Release Author = Dwight Stickler

Industry = Consumer Services

Press Release Summary = A One on One Interview with James Orvis reveals how people fail to keep their New Year's resolutions to get and stay in shape. And what anyone can do to keep their Resolution for 2005.

Press Release Body = Crosslake MN--With New Years right around the corner and another chance to keep my resolution to lose my excess weight and get back in shape closing in, I decided it was time to get the help of an expert.

Best Selling Author and Personal Fitness Expert James Orvis agreed to share his take on why people fail to maintain their resolve when getting in shape. Orvis's books include "Weight Training Workouts that Work, Volumes I and II."

Orvis has helped thousands of people of all ages and from all walks of life find the motivation, understanding and resolve to use easy weight training exercises just a few hours a week to get and stay in shape.

Me-- James, I have made it my resolution to get in Shape (again) this coming New Years, what in your Opinion is the biggest mistake people make when starting this sort of program?

James--A weight training program is crucial to long term
health, weight loss and being in shape. Your lean muscle tissue is your engine, your metabolism, because it burns about 90% of your calories everyday.

The problem is, after the age of 20 (even younger if you are very
inactive as a young adult), you are losing muscle every year unless you are doing some type of strength training.

So you need to weight train to bring back and increase your fat burning lean muscles.

The biggest mistakes people make when starting a
workout program are-
1. Improper form.
2. The wrong exercises.
3. Doing the same thing workouts all the time.
4. Overtraining right away so they quit.

All these mistakes can be fixed very easily by learning the correct way to lift weight for fast results. When you do it right, it is quick, fun and very effective for anyone.

Me-- So you feel that improper form and doing the wrong exercises are among the biggest mistakes that people make when starting a weight training program...can you elaborate on how this may cause someone to give up on weight training?

James--When you do the ineffective exercises
and use bad form, two major problems occur:
1. Injuries are likely at some point, so you will
quit. Or,
2. If you are using ineffective exercises and/or
bad form, you will not get the results you wanted and most people will get
discouraged and quit.

The key is to use basic compound exercises featuring free weights. Compound exercises use alot of big muscles at one time. Like squats, bench press, deadlifts, barbell curls, and lat pulldowns. There are about 15 exercises and if you plug them into proven workouts, you will lose weight, build lean muscle and be super healthy.

Me--I probably have made that mistake in the past. I have gone to the gym, watched the other people working out and tried to do what they did. Then I would come home from the gym and feel like I couldn't move. Then I would quit.

James--Yes, that is one of the most common mistakes a person can make. So many people just go to the gym and figure that if they will do what everyone else is doing, they will get in shape. Sadly, most people who are working out in the gym don't really know what they are doing. So when you copy them, you just start doing it wrong.

That may be the reason I have sold so many books. I have made weight training easy and fun for anyone and made sure that the exercises are demonstrated with proper form. When a person learns to weight train correctly, they see results quickly and are encouraged to continue with the program.

Me--James I want to thank you for sharing your perspective on this issue. I will be taking your advice this New Years and expect to keep my resolution to finally get back in shape. Do you have anything else you wanted to add?

James--I put up a website where people can download the first few chapters of one ofmy books for free. I would encourage anyone who wants to get in shape for the coming year to visit and get their free
training materials. Once a person sees how easy it is to use weight-training workouts to get in shape, I am sure they will want to continue to getting in shape and staying that way. Oh yeah, Happy holidays to you and yours.

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Contact Details = James Orvis
Ideal Publishing
Phone: 218-692-2310


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