Weight Loss Tips And Advice
In the article I’m going to tell you about Weight Loss Tips And Advice. A goal oriented approach may motivate you by helping you focus on milestones and mark your progress. To start, think about what you’ve learned about our present fitness level. Did you fine, for example, that you have excellent cardiovascular endurance, but that you can’t touch our toes?
Or perhaps you’re sufficiently limber, but you can’t run even one lap around the block without stopping to rest. Then again, maybe it’s the fact that you can’t close your favorite jeans that’s got you raring to make changes.
The following is a list of activities that, when performed at the appropriate intensity level for 20 minutes or more.
- Walking (at a brisk pace)
- Stair climbing
- Bicycling (stationary or moving)
- Stair Climbing
- Aerobic dance
- Step aerobics
- Cross-country skiing
- In-line skating
Make a list of the fitness categories in which you’d like to improve, as well as a list of the areas that you’re happy with. Then, start to formulate some goals. Once you’ve identified your goals, you need to now the strategies for achieving them. See if any of these goals are similar to the ones that you have in mind:
To shed fat:
You’ll need to focus on fat-burning (aerobic) exercise, in addition to strength training, which boosts you metabolism and firms up you whole body. Make sure to integrate there to five long (30 to 45 minutes or more) sessions of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise into you weekly fitness regimen. In addition, work in tow to three strength-training sessions of a half-hour to an hour in duration.
To get stronger or to build muscle mass and definition:
Put the focus on weight training. You’ll need to concentrate on lifting progressively heavier amounts of weight for relatively few sets of repetitions. The basic formula is to start off, after warm-up, with a weight that you can lift for one set of 12 repetitions. By the second set, you should be struggling to complete 10 reps. By the third and final set, you should be able to complete no more than 8 reps, Rest one or two minutes between sets. When you can lift the weight for three full sets of 12 repetitions, it’s time to move up to a heavier weight.
A few words of warning:
Weight is potentially dangerous objects when used without adequate warm-up or proper form. Make sure you don’t push yourself too hard at first and that you’re mastered proper form before challenging yourself to move up to higher weights.
To tone your muscles:
Toning your muscles, like building muscle mass, required resistance training. Toning generally requires a lighter resistance but more repetitions and shorter rest intervals than strength and muscle-mass training. Depending on your goals and the equipment you have available, you may choose to use you own body weight as resistance.