You know that exercise is extremely important and you know that the only way to shift the fat that has accumulated on your body is to burn it through exercise. If you want long lasting success with your weight loss plan and really want to lose fat then you need to do at least 45 minutes of exercise everyday to see results.
To keep muscle from being eaten up it's important to do resistance exercises.
Typical resistance exercises include pushups, dips, squats, lunges and pull ups. All of these can be done with no equipment and using just your own body weight. Begin by doing 2 sets of between 8 and 12 repetitions with 60 seconds rest between sets. Do 2 to 3 resistance sessions per week, you can incorporate them into your cardio by doing some running in the park then using a park bench to do pushups and dips. To burn extra calories try doing jump squats and leaving shorter rest periods between exercises. Leave a day between doing resistance exercises so your muscles have time to repair and grow.
Here are some tips to get the most out of your exercise:
Don’t forget to consult your doctor before embarking on any weight loss program. Work your way up gradually to the more physically demanding exercises rather than jumping straight into them.
Do something you enjoy, chances are you’ll stick with it longer and it won’t feel like exercise. This could be brisk walking in the park with your dog or a friend while using it as catch up time while getting your daily exercise dose.
Make exercise a priority, remember this is a lifestyle choice and to undo all the negative habits that were formed throughout your life you have to counteract it with positive ones. Exercise is definitely a high priority on that list. Set your exercise goals, re-evaluate them every month then aim to increase your duration and intensity once your fitness level improves.
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My name is Dave Hagger, founder of Seriously Fit Bootcamp
As a fitness professional I frequently meet people who want to lose weight but just have no idea where to start.