Getting fit can be difficult, particularly if you’ve spent the last few years (or decades!) putting off fitness until tomorrow. Well, your fitness is not something that can keep waiting. Your health depends on it.
Staying fit doesn’t require you to run 6 miles each day. It only requires that your lungs are healthy and your heart is strong. There are benefits for the rest of your body too, such as losing that extra weight that somehow settled on your tummy.
Is there a fast track way to losing weight and getting fit? Surely hours on the everyday is not the only way?
Cardio workouts like jogging, for example are essential to your heart and lungs, but did you know that you can get faster fitness and weight loss results by taking part in a weightlifting fitness program?
Before you think about turning into the Hulk, don’t panic! Weight lifting has been a proven exercise for a great number of years and has many benefits:
-Because muscles require more calories than fat to exist, they burn them at an increased rate. Helping you to lose weight faster even at rest.
– Bones become stronger.
-You’ll have more energy and have a stronger body.
You can either do weightlifting fitness at home or in the gym. At home you will simply need to purchase a set of dumbbells and optionally, a barbell. These will come with round weights but you can buy more weights depending upon your weight lifting limits.
By starting with a weight that is manageable and not too heavy and progressing only when you are ready, You’ll see changes in muscle definition and body shape in a few short weeks
Weight lifting gives you quicker results than simply walking or biking. But you shouldn’t turn your back on your cardio routine either. It’s essential to your body. Strive for a mix of 50% weight workouts and 50% cardio workouts.
Here’s a good routine to get you going in the morning: 30 minutes of cardio like going for a walk. Add your weights around mid day. Make sure not to work the same group of muscles each day. Your breaking them down so let them rebuild and recover. This is how your muscles grow and get stronger.