Weight Loss Exercises For Beginners
Article by Charlie Donovan
Weight loss is simple, right? Just burn more calories than you consume. Simple, maybe. But definitely not easy. One thing to make weight loss easier is to incorporate exercise into your routine. This helps to burn calories while your exercising, but also helps when your body is at rest. It’s a fact that a person with more lean muscle burns more calories at rest than someone who doesn’t have as much. It’s hard to incorporate exercise into your routine because most people don’t like to exercise, but there are some things you can do to make the process easier. This article will help you with the basics of weight loss exercises.
Almost everyone who decides to embark on a weight loss program has a specific area of their body they want to target. A lot of times that area is the abdomen. Many often target that area with daily exercise, hoping to reduce the fat. But spot reduction doesn’t work for fat, in any area of the body. If you assume that doing crunches will get rid of belly fat, you’re going to be disappointed. Crunches and other exercises will increase strength and endurance, but that’s all.
If you’re trying to lose weight there are two general types of weight loss exercises weight loss exercises that you need to incorporate into your routine, cardio and strength training. Cardio exercises are those that get your heart pumping. There are two types of cardio, low impact and high impact. Assuming you’re health, neither is better or worse than the other. You should begin exercising thirty to forty minutes a day for three or four days a week and work up to fifty minutes a day and five days a week. Just remember, the best kind of cardio exercise is the one that you enjoy because you’ll be able to stick with it.
Strength training will help you build lean muscle and raise your metabolism. To burn the most calories you should incorporate compound movements or those that exercise more than one muscle group at a time, like lunges, pushups and squats. You should strive to work each major muscle group twice a week with a couple of days rest in between.
However you choose to organize your routine be warned that almost everyone hits a plateau eventually. That point in your weight loss journey can be tough and even lead to a loss of motivation. If you know it can occur, you can take steps to head off defeat. The best answer to that is to keep your weight loss routine varied and interesting.
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