The tips in this guide will help you overcome resistance to getting in shape and let you know how to lose weight with a healthy routine.
With the amount of information available on working out and weight loss, many people complicate it with over-training or working out too long. That’s why we will go over building a simple workout routine for weight loss that will get you results in only two weeks.
Determine Your Goal
The first step in creating a successful workout routine is determining your goal. Do you want to lose weight, gain muscle, or get stronger? Are you training for a specific sport or activity?
Once you have answered these questions, choosing the right exercises for your body type and fitness level will be easier.
Pick a Time And Place To Work Out
Pick a time and place to work out that fits your schedule and your fitness level. If you’re starting with exercise, try exercising in the morning or early evening.
It will give you enough energy to get through the workout, but not so much that you feel tired all day.
Decide Which Muscle Groups To Work On And Which Exercises To Choose
You’ll want to choose exercises that target specific muscle groups. For example, if you want bigger arms, consider doing biceps curls or tricep extensions — these exercises will target those specific muscles in your arms.
Try planks or sit-ups to tone up your core area and make it smaller.
Secondly, if you’re looking for overall weight loss, then you might want to focus on cardio workouts like jogging or cycling first. You could also choose upper body exercises such as push-ups or pull-ups instead.
If you want to lose weight and tone your body, there’s no better exercise than weightlifting. It builds muscle and burns fat, which in return increases your metabolism.
Try to choose three or four exercises per muscle group.
Warm-Up And Cool Down
A warm-up helps prime your body for movement by increasing blood flow to your muscles and joints, so they’re ready for action, while cooling down helps bring your heart rate back down after working out, so your body doesn’t keep burning calories after the workout ends.
Cooling down also reduces muscle soreness after a challenging workout because it allows muscles to gradually return to their resting length instead of suddenly contracting when stopped abruptly after exercise.
Both should be part of every exercise session.
Choose Your Cardio Days
Cardiovascular exercise such as walking is the best way to burn calories while building endurance. But there are other options, including low-impact activities such as swimming and elliptical machines.
If you prefer something more intense like running or cycling, try to limit these workouts to two or three times per week at most.
Give Yourself Time To Recover
You can’t expect to see results if all you do is go for a run once every few days or lift weights once every few weeks — those aren’t enough workouts for your body to change physically in any significant way.
Make sure each workout is challenging enough that it takes at least 24 hours before you feel recovered enough to do another one (and ideally 48 hours).
Set a Pace You Can Stick With
If you’re starting, it’s essential to work at a comfortable pace. You don’t want to run out of breath or collapse during your first workout.
If you’re unsure if you should go faster or slower, pay attention to how you feel during the workout and adjust accordingly.
It’s essential to stay hydrated throughout your workout because dehydration can cause dizziness or headaches and make you feel tired.
Drink water before, during, and after your workout session — at least 16 ounces of water before working out and another eight ounces for every 20 minutes of activity (or four ounces for every pound lost from sweating).
So, when are you going to start your weight loss routine?
Make sure you follow the regimen we have mentioned above to achieve your goals in the best way possible.
Get started today and see results soon.