Great! That surely seems to be a wonderful weight loss plan. I can burn my excessive fat, without doing any of those strenuous exercises. I know there’s a catch somewhere. It’s plain common sense, that you can’t lose weight sitting idly. You need to work hard for it. So what is the gimmick?
There really is no gimmick. It only takes common sense to know that you won’t loose weight if you remain inactive. There has to be some type of activity before you settle down to watch the late night movie with a bowl of chips.
Many people think that if you do exercises that increase your heart rate for a certain length of time, then you will miraculously end up with the body everyone is searching for. To be honest it’s not that easy. Along with walking, which is very good for your heart, you need to build some muscles. Not like those weightlifters, but just enough to have a nicely defined shape. The more muscular you are, the more successful you will be in burning fat and calories even without raising your finger.
Both muscle building as well as cardio workouts are necessary to burn fat enough to make a difference. If you do just one of the either, the results would be very slow. Doing only cardio workouts, may slim you down, but could also make you flabby. With muscle building, you will see toning but the fat may still be there covering up the muscle.
Cardio exercise tends to increase your heart beat during the time and keeps the heart beating faster even some time after you are over with the exercise. You are therefore advised not to do it immediately before going to bed.
Weight lifting increases the heart rate or metabolism during the activity and for a longer time after you are done.
In order to burn fat and raise your metabolism during lifting weights, you should not do too many repetitions of your workout. It is quite enough to do just one and no more than 20 workouts of one exercise. Your muscles will be leaner and stronger if you work on them. Some people who do weight training have found that their metabolism is still raised|Weight training also keeps the metabolism raised] for a few days after they have worked out.
You do need to take a rest between the workouts. Working your muscles, actually tears them. That is why you need to take one to two days off between working out areas. You can do the upper half one day and the lower half another day if you really want to lift weights every day.|If you really wish to do weight lifting daily, it is advisable to work out the upper half on one day, and the lower half the next day] Do make sure you give the muscles time to heal between workouts or you will land up in a hospital with an injury.Remember that you are burning fat even during your time off.
Adding your walk to the days you don’t lift weights is actually a good alternative. It is helpful in working the large muscle groups in bits and could actually help burn the fat even faster while your muscles are still in the fat burning mode from the day before.
If you want to burn fat and loose weight, don’t just depend on dieting. Add weight lifting and cardio to your routine. You will burn fat faster and the end result will be much better. When you look in the mirror, you will be happy with what you see.
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