This is a big myth that has plagued women in their efforts to lose weight! The truth is that while cardio can definitely help you lose weight and get into great shape, it is only one piece of the puzzle.
Now what I am about to say may come as a shock to many, but pay close attention because it is the truth!
Believe it or not, while cardiovascular exercise is a good tool to burn some extra calories and get in great cardiovascular shape, it does nothing to increase your body’s metabolism permanently or to help you tone your physique! If you want to create a state of metabolic momentum, weight training needs to be your main exercise along with some aerobics used as a supplementary exercise that enhances your cardiovascular system, your recovery from your weight training workouts and also increases your caloric expenditure.
It has been scientifically proven that subjects who embark on programs of this nature lose much more weight than those who just embark in an aerobics only program.
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH?
I already know, you are too tired or simply don’t have enough time to exercise, right? While this may be the mentality of many people living a busy and stressful life, I believe it is important to find a way to get a little bit of exercise in on a daily basis. I am not saying you have to go to the gym or lift weights every day, but what I am saying is anything is better than nothing!
Even a simple walk around your neighborhood or using such tactics as purposely parking farther away when you get out of your car to go grocery shopping or are running errands is considered exercising. These may seem like basic steps and even not sound like you are exercising but you indeed are. This is why it is important to realize that the little things you do add up to be a lot when you stop and think about it.
With that being said, I decided to give what I feel are the top 5 benefits to exercising. You may be surprised when you see what they are!!
Because so many people feel that cardio is boring, I decided to give my readers a bonus, sharing some of my secret ways to make cardio fun and exciting! As a result, I have given 6 unique ways to perform cardio that you may have not realized!!
Cardio Exercise #1: Jumping Rope
Though for some odd reason hardly anybody uses a jump rope for aerobic exercises, I feel that jumping rope is a great way to getting a great cardiovascular exercise workout while enjoying it. In addition, jumping rope can not only help with cardiovascular health, but it also helps to improve coordination and agility.
If this exercise is performed frequently, it can also help with muscular endurance. Besides, how many times have you not gone to the gym or performed a morning walk due to bad weather conditions that cannot be controlled? Jumping rope could have been a great alternative in this scenario.
Six Great Reasons to Use a Jump Rope as a Means of Cardiovascular Exercise
As of late I have been as unconventional as it gets! When it comes to time in the gym, I have been super busy and limited with regards to my workouts. With a full time schedule I still have managed to get in some of the best bodybuilding workouts of my life. You may wonder how in the world you can have some of the best bodybuilding workouts with hardly any time.
The other day I was pretty cooked after a long days work, however I did not finish my day because I did not get my training in. So as I result I decided to go to the gym to train my back and abs. After taking my magic potion of Super Charge Extreme and grabbing a bottle of water, I hopped in my car and was off to the gym. I was there for a mere 45 minutes and completely flourished with regards to my workouts.
With so many different brands out there and each one of them promising you that their product is the best, it can be hard to choose the right pair of shoes for any exercise or weight training program. So I decided to give you a list of things I look for when shopping for a new pair of shoes being that they only last for so long.
Question: I’m just starting to exercise and making it a habit. I would like to know is it best to work out everyday or every other day? I do chest, arms, and abs exercises. Lately I have been exercising in the morning & at night and my upper body is really soar.
Weight Training Routines: What Determines If You Are Following A Good Weight Training Routine and Why Is One Needed for Weight Loss?
A weight training program is an excellent way to lose fat and build muscle. What many people do not know is the simple fact of research proving that following a weight training program can increase your metabolism permanently and help you BURN FAT 3 TIMES FASTER than without weight training!
If you do not know the reason why it activates your metabolism and body’s ability to burn fat this fast, then you need to sign up to my newsletter to get a tell all free report of how such an amazing thing is possible!
Question: My question is, to gain muscle MASS, is it better to lift high weights with some cheating, or to use a more manageable weight to really focus on technique and isolating the muscle? (specifically with arm routines)
Also how many grams of protein should I be eating a day to keep my body weight at 160?
Answer: It is always best to focus on using proper technique as opposed to large amounts of weight. The reason for this is because when you lift with heavy weights, you sacrifice perfect form and thus risk getting injured.
I remember back when I was about 16 and was lifting close to 300 pounds on the bench press. Sure I could max out (perform one repetition) using this weight, however I would always bend my back. As a result, I developed improper form and did not see the results that I was looking for which at the time was muscle mass.
It was not until I switched things up a bit and practiced perfect form that I was able to get the results that I was looking for. So to answer your question, use 30 pound weights and perform 4 sets of 10-12 repetitions for each exercise. A rule of thumb is to perform as many repetitions without breaking perfect form. Once you are able to do this with ease, then increase the weight you are using by 5 pounds.
As far as your protein consumption goes, stick to eating one gram of protein per pound of body weight. So in your case, eat 160 grams of protein but make sure that you consume them evenly throughout your day in 5-6 small meals. Also, do not forget to eat carbohydrates and fats as they are needed for survival and you will not achieve any fitness, weight loss or muscle building goal without it!
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