While dieting can produce great results alone, diet and exercise and basically double it. Just think about how much faster your waistline would slim down if you not only started cutting out fats and reducing calories, but also went on a jog that burned off 600 more calories.
Now, if you did that you not only benefit from just the loss of calories, but you get the benefit of gaining muscle. Muscle is the fat burning machine in your body. The more lean muscle you have the faster you body can burn that fat off. They go hand in hand.
There are tons of things that are a lot of fun to do that give you great exercise. I can name plenty, but it is up to you to find one that you enjoy. Most importantly, stick with it. If you take up tennis. Play tennis! Play it 2 or … Read the rest
For some people the occasional happy hour or holiday cocktail will have no affect on a work out routine. The problems start to arise when casual drinking becomes a habit. Excessive alcohol consumption causes medical problems which can severely inhibit the most well thought out work out routine.
Most serious exercisers do not realize that drinking can completely negate all of their hard work. Quite a few college students and young men who make a practice of drinking nights and weekends do not understand why their muscle building work out routine is not working. The problem is caused by the fact that alcohol ultimately dehydrates the body.
In order to build muscle mass the body needs water. With out proper hydration muscle can not be created and it certainly can not be maintained. The dehydration caused by excessive alcohol consumption eventually leads to muscle damage that prevents the muscles from … Read the rest
These exercises involve large muscles being used for long sustained periods of time at sub maximal levels of intensity. They include but are not limited to running, stairmaster, bicycle, and aerobic classes. Some of the best aerobic classes are: fitness boxing, cardio kickboxing, muscle pump, zumba, dance classes and so on. The great thing is that there are many exercise classes to choose from so choose some that you like.
This is the use of weight bearing exercises and exterior weights that you lift to develop muscular strength, reduce body fat, enhance muscle development so that you can look better. The great thing is that there are too many positive reasons to lift weights. There are a couple of suggestions that I would recommend. First thing is to perform resistance training exercises where you use several muscles in one movement. For example, the push-up utilizes the upper … Read the rest
If there is surplus weight, it could lead to a plenty of problems relating to respiration and digestion. If fat is accumulated in the human body, it could contribute towards formation of cholesterol. Though cholesterol is essential for the human body, its presence could lead to a variety of cardiac related problems. One has to remain healthy throughout life otherwise it will lead to complications from the middle age itself. If fat is burnt every day, it will help improve the metabolism rate.
One of the best ways to burn fat is to maintain a strict diet regimen and exercise daily without fail. Exercising, sweating and doing a lot of hard work daily which has physical strain will help burn fat. A person should exercise for at least an hour each day to trim the body and tone it up as per the specifications of the personal physician. Pick a … Read the rest
To implement this workout First you have to learn about Tabata principle. Tabata principle is Interval training routine developed by Dr Izumi Tabata (Japan). Basically this routine requires you to put maximum effort with routinely rest. According to him his ideal routine would look something like this
- 20 Second workout
- 10 second rest
- 20 Second workout
- 10 second rest
- Same routine for 6 more times.
Dr. Tabata noted a 28% increase in anaerobic capacity in his subjects, along with a 14% increase in V02Max. And the best part was these results were witness in elite athletes. Just imagine what it’ll do for mere mortals like us?
In this routine you are going to use 3-4 different exercises and rest intervals of 2 minute between the sets (1 set = 1 tabata workout routine).
- You’ll start with Bodyweight squats, Push ups, lunges, plank.
- Bodyweight squat (20 sec X 10 sec rest)
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First, you should warm up before using any fitness equipment. This can involve simple stretching, or going at 30 % intensity for the first five or 10 minutes until your muscles are ready for something more intense. Not only will your body be more receptive to making gains went working out, but you will recover faster after your workout is finished. This means it will be much easier next time to pop right back on that piece of fitness equipment and start exercising again.
Second, you need to measure your progress. Many machines have their own measurement gadgets, and these can be beneficial. However, I’ve found that it is better to keep a journal. I think that writing it down by hand makes it seem more real to me. Also, it’s simply easier for me to track my results. Plus, I can set my own indicators of progress instead of … Read the rest