Wow! Now that sounds like the ideal weight loss plan. I can be a couch potato and burn fat. I'm sure there's a catch somewhere. I have dieted long enough to know that the more I sit around, the less weight I loose. So what is the gimmick?
Its not a gimmick. It only takes common sense to know that you cannot loose weight being inactive. You do need to go in for some type of activity before you settle down to watch the late night movie.
Many people think that if you do workouts that increase your heart beat, then you will automatically get the body, which could be an envy for anyone. Well it's not that easy. apart from walking, which is very good for your heart, you also need to build some muscles. Not do so much that you like the Hulk just enough to have a nicely defined shape. The more muscle mass you have, the more successful you will be in burning fat and calories even without raising your finger.
Both muscle building as well as cardio workouts are necessary to burn fat enough to make a difference. If you do just one of the either, the results would be very slow. If only doing cardio, you may see a slimmer you, but a flabby one too. Whereas muscle building may tone your muscles, but leave the fat as it is covering the muscles.
Cardio exercise tends to increase your heart rate while you are exercising and a short while afterwards. That is why it's important not to do it too soon before going to bed.
Weight lifting raises the heart beat or metabolism during the activity and for quite some time after you are over with it.
In order to burn fat and raise your metabolism during weight lifting you should not do too many repetitions of your workout. Doing as few as one and no more than 20 of the same exercise is enough. Working your muscles makes them learner and stronger. Some people who do weight training have found that their metabolism is still raised|Weight training also keeps the metabolism raised] for a few days after the workouts.
You do need to take a rest between work out days. When you work your muscles, you are actually tearing them. You therefore need to take a break for a day or two between working out different areas of the body. You can do the upper half one day and the lower half another day if you really want to lift weights every day.|If you really wish to do weight lifting daily, it is advisable to work out the upper half on one day, and the lower half the next day] Make sure that you give the muscles sufficient time to heal between workouts or you will land up in a hospital with an injury. Even when you are in your time off, you could be burning fat.
Adding your walk to the days you don't lift weights is actually a good alternative. It is helpful in working the large muscle groups in bits and could actually help burn fat even faster while your muscles are still in the fat burning mode from the the previous day.
If you want to burn fat and loose weight, don't just depend on dieting. Add weight lifting and cardio to your routine. You will burn fat faster and the end result will be much better. When you look in the mirror, you will be happy with what you see.
Article Source: http://www.bharatbhasha.net
Article Url: http://www.bharatbhasha.net/weightloss.php/368555
Article Added on Wednesday, April 18, 2012
|WeightLoss >> Top 50 Articles on WeightLoss|
|Category - >|