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Weight Training and Fat Burning

Incorporating weight training into your regular exercise program can help burn unwanted fat pounds for two reasons. One reason is the muscle fiber and the second reason is an increase in your metabolic rate. Weight training or strength training, should be performed at least 3 times per week. Although a personal trainer can help prescribe the best program for you, as a general rule it is recommended that a minimum of one set per exercise for each major muscle group is performed. The major muscle groups are quadriceps, hamstrings, low back, upper back, abdominals, chest, biceps, triceps, shoulders and neck. Each exercise should consist of 8-12 repetitions, done in a slow, controlled manner. The resistance should fatigue the muscle group by the end of the set. Never train to failure which completely exhausts the muscle.

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About Drew O'Connell

Drew O’Connell is a Master Trainer, Master of Fitness Design, speaker, life changing fitness coach who motivates, educates and inspires people across the country. He is the Founder/President of Now Fitness, LLC and the creator of the Now Body Fitness 15 Minute Bodyweight DVD series which promotes “Your Body is the Gym” and leads the way for people of all ages and all fitness levels to safely and effectively exercise. This series is for “Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere” and will guide you to Get Active! Be Fit! and Feel Great Everyday!” This series was shot in LA overlooking the Pacific Ocean and produced by Tammy ann Casper, Supervising Producer on “Grey’s Anatomy”. Drew focuses on fitness coaching, nutrition, and on-going support to positively transform the bodies, minds and spirits of a broad range of clients.

He works with each client on an individual basis, focusing on achieving long term results through challenging and constantly varied workouts. He is recognized for his expertise in functional training and for his commitment to implementing motivational, educational, and inspirational fitness programs online and in person that utilize a variety of science based methods and techniques, specifically tailored to best serve each of his clients. You will be introduced to a new way of thinking, positive thinking, and receive a road map for your success, focusing on your safety and wellness first, while providing you with challenging yet attainable goals.

He infuses fun, enthusiasm, positive energy, passion, and humor into every workout adding to the effectiveness of the experience his clients enjoy.

With a client list as diverse as his training methods, Drew emphasizes strength training that is transferred easily from the gym to daily life. He is blessed with devoted clients across the USA who make him a part of their regular fitness regimen.

“Drew is the most talented Fitness Coach that I have ever worked with...he puts it all together...mind, body, and spirit. He focuses on the positive and the results follow. His unique style & approach to fitness is motivating, fun and you will get in the best shape of your life!”
Tammy ann Casper, Supervising Producer “Grey’s Anatomy” and Producer of the Now Body Fitness DVD series

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