10 Ways to Workout and Lose Weight Faster
By Aaron Klipstein June 4, 2018 Fitness
There are a million reasons to workout besides losing weight. Just ask any fitness or health professional! But just in case you are one of those people going for the slim down, here are some ways that have been proven to be most effective!
- Change up your workouts- Instead of doing the same exercise every day, try to pick different workouts that will target different points in your body! You don’t want your body to get used to a workout because it keeps doing the same one over and over. Try to do similar exercises in different ways to target different body parts.
- Don’t be afraid to use weights– Lifting weights is not necessarily a great way to burn fat but you can always count on weights to tone muscle! The more muscle you have, the more calories your body burns after you leave the gym and plop down on the couch Another thing: Weight training keeps your muscles in shape, so they looked toned when you shed the fat that’s now covering them up.
Don’t forget to warm up– Never go from 0-60 without doing some warmups and stretches. People who do intense anaerobic exercise in the morning without a warm-up tend to be more tired during their day. A 10-minute a.m. warm-up can take the edge off so you’re more active after the gym, which will increase your overall calorie burn.
- Incorporate your core into every exercise– It can be hard to remember to squeeze your core during workouts, but this is the most beneficial way to target that area! you burn more calories when you work larger muscle groups than smaller muscles, To max out, engage all these groups at once — and try some moves that involve rotation, such as plank twists.
- Alternate between muscle groups– You want to sustain a higher level of intensity for longer than you would if you’d simply stuck with working one area. Work on one section of your body for a short period of time. Then move on to the next.
- Change up the intensity of your workouts– When you change things up, every system of the body must adapt. If that sounds like an awful lot of effort, that’s because it is — and that’s good. The more workouts you do, the more calories you need to burn to get the job done! So, several times throughout your workout, alternate between fast-paced aerobic exercise and exercises that are way too hard to keep up for more than a minute.
Although difficult exercises burn more calories per minute than aerobic exercise and increase your metabolism for hours after you leave the gym, you can’t keep up that pace forever. Alternating between four minutes of steady-state cardio in the aerobic zone, and one minute of unsustainably intense cardio gives you the most bang for your buck.
- Tire out your muscles-That burning sensation you get in your thighs after doing lots of lunges? That means your workout is paying off! You are actually burning calories and making your body happy.
- Really put the work in-Going through the motions won’t help you lose weight. It’s the intensity of exercises that raises your heart rate. Instead of worrying about your heart rate, stick with this rule of thumb: If you don’t feel winded and you have the capacity to step it up, you should be moving faster. So long as you tax your system, you’ll benefit just as much as someone who’s more fit and running faster than you on next treadmill.
- Do Not overdo it-You might feel like a rock star when you double up on your workout. Unless you’re a pro athlete or you’re training for a competition, more than an hour and fifteen minutes is overkill. More is not better. Overdo it, and you’ll set yourself up for stress fractures, insomnia, and exhaustion, all of which could put an end to your exercise routine and stand in the way of your weight loss goals.
- Quit taking so many breaks– Bathroom breaks and other excuses give your heart rate a chance to return to normal. The longer you keep it elevated, the harder your body will have to work and the more calories you’ll burn.