Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Exercises for Weight Loss- Safe and Fast

For those who love to watch TV programme like The Biggest Loser, it is common to see the participants lose 5 or 10 pounds a week< and you may be wondering how they are able to achieve this. Of course, you may also find yourself in need of losing weight quickly from the comfort of your home. This article will try to teach you some of the secret exercises that have been effective in fat loss programs so that you can begin your own workout plan even today.
Some people are prone to making some very common mistakes as they start out on their weight loss program. The three common ways are listed below with suggestion on how you can avoid them so as to have a better workout plan. When you are able to replace these bad practices with better alternatives, you are one step closer to achieving your dream weight.
Mistake #1 - The first mistake many people make is that they assume that their goal is to lose weight. If you are constantly checking to see how much weight you have lost then you have made the mistake on focusing on the wrong thing. This is likely to get you disappointed at some point when you realize you have not lost as much as you expect to lose. What you should actually be concentrating on is losing fat by undertaking fat burning exercises. It is more important for you to be steadily reducing in body fat.
Mistake #2 – Some people will workout for very long hours just because they want to burn calories. This method has two problems. Your goal should not be to burn calories, as it really has nothing to do with fat. When you are exercising your main goal should be to lose fat, and building lean muscle does this. Muscles are what burn off fat from your body so if you have leaner muscle then you will be able to burn off more fat and achieve significant weight loss. Just because you are working your muscles does not mean that you will become a body builder. You are simply keeping yourself lean and toned. Also, your lean muscle will not be built by long moderate cardio, but only cause you to lose some body tone in the non-active muscle groups. This simply means that your entire body is not being exercised in your weight loss process, only burning up energy. It takes up to about 60 to 90 minutes for your body to use up energy that is stored during sustained cardio.
Mistake #3 – When you try to get a flat stomach by engaging in isolated workouts such as crunches.  No matter how many crunches you do, you will not be able to get yourself a 6-pack without losing some belly fat.  Besides crunches don’t really help your back.  So for you to have super strong abs that you can show off, it is better to use full-body exercise, which will make you lose some fat. This way you are exercising all your muscle groups in energetic workouts, which makes you burn fat faster and gives you a better result. The only way that your solid 6-pack can be seen is by losing excess fat from your body.
If you are able to correct these three simple mistakes by making small changes in your workout session, you will be able to achieve your goal to lose fat, no matter how much pounds you want to get rid off. The best result is obtained when you practice these exercises with some good weight loss diet.


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