Pushing it to the limit 7 days a week in the gym is not recommended. That being said, everyday exercise is proven to be beneficial to body and mind. The trick is to strike the right balance between your personal goals, exercise routine and diet. A holistic approach to weight loss and training is the only way to achieve your objectives.
It’s not all about calories in versus calories expended during exercise. The type of exercises is even more important. If you are going to stick with a training regime you need to enjoy it. Gym sessions should not be punishing ordeals to be dreaded especially if you are planning on daily workouts.
Crossfit training is exploding in popularity and it really can deliver explosive results. But make no mistake this is hardcore exercise. For those that find typical gym routines monotonous and prefer a little more variety Crossfit is perfect. Plus most Gyms offer group Crossfit training sessions so it’s a great way to socialise too.
However, if high-intensity high-volume training doesn’t appeal you still have plenty of options. Not everyone wants to do 100 reps of everything, and you don’t necessarily have to in order to get results. Crossfit is hardcore fast paced training and best suited to under 30’s.
Driving iron is the tried and trusted method to bulk up and increase muscle mass at any age. If weight loss is your objective you might be tempted to steer clear of the weights area in the gym altogether. This is a common mistake often made by gym goers looking to trim down. Why not build muscle and burn fat at the same time?
Weight training can be the cornerstone of your weight loss program. Lifting weights is a fantastic calorie burning way to train and sculpt your body. You don’t need to take it to extremes especially if you are a novice. Three 30 minute sessions per week with a combination of free weights and machines is sufficient. You can train solo or with a buddy to help keep you motivated.
Bench press, lat pull downs, shoulder press, squats and curls are the usual building blocks of a beginner weight training program. Every day weight training is for pro bodybuilders so make sure to take rest days or you could easily undo your gains.
Expect to be stiff and a little tender on the rest day following a good weights workout. That’s precisely why you need recovery time. Consult the trainer on staff at the gym to devise a custom program. He/she will help you gauge how heavy to lift and explain how to use the gym equipment correctly.
Treadmills are not for everyone. If you’re not a runner but still want to get a good cardio vascular workout don’t fret. Most gyms are equipped with a variety of cardio machines and usually offer spin classes too. However, rowing is an excellent, often overlooked, cardio exercise.
You need to practice your technique and find a rhythm on a rowing machine so make sure to consult the gym trainer before leaping on. Once you do you can get a great total body workout in just 10-15 minutes on a rower.
Similar to the Crosstrainer the rowing machine is low impact and easy on the joints. If you have little time to train or want to squeeze in a lunchtime workout and still have time to eat lunch rowing is the exercise for you.
Plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and not snacking between meals are simple advice still ringing in most of our ears since childhood. Alcohol, junk food and smoking don’t exactly fit with a healthy lifestyle and will stop you from making progress.
You don’t have to adopt a pioneer lifestyle rather choose healthier options instead of calorie and sugar laden cakes and confectionary. We cannot recommend any special wonder diets because you really don’t need one to lose weight. The best way to achieve your weight loss goals is to enjoy pursuing those goals. Training should be fun and eating healthier will definitely make you feel better.