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
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
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
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
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 http://www.weighttrainingworkouts.com 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.
Web Site = http://weighttrainingworkouts.com
Contact Details = James Orvis
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