Weight is always a big issue for young women. Some try gaining while a vast majority of others try and want to lose weight. Some sign up for gym memberships, others diet, while some just use the pill. This task, most of the time, can be very demanding and a lot of the time, simply does not give the expected results, which for a lot of people, leads to frustration. In this article, we’ll show you an effective weight loss program which will leave you with the body you have always desired in little or no time.
First, it must be said that this is not another of the myriad of shortcuts programs that lead nowhere: to transform your body, get in shape, live healthy and feel great, you’ve got to put in some real work. Your body needs exercise in a way that is so far reaching that scientists are just only starting to unravel some of the wonderful benefits exercise has for the body. It will probably surprise and please you to know that exercise reprograms your DNA positively! And while you may be thinking not doing any exercise isn’t doing you any harm, you could be altering your DNA unfavorably.
While a good diet is an indispensable companion to any workout program, on it’s own, healthy food still can’t offer the same benefits as effective exercise. For instance, you could lose weight dieting and still have flabby, jiggly arms, but exercise doesn’t only help you lose weight, it also tones your body and replaces unhealthy fat with healthy muscles.
The workout plan we will show you should last for 4-12 weeks, depending on how much weight to want to lose. Follow this workout plan alongside a healthy eating plan, and controlling your portions, which means eating the right foods in the the right quantities and at the right times. Done correctly, you should be able to burn a pound or two at the end of every week. Here’s what you need to do:
Cardiovascular exercises burns a lot of calories. You’ll be doing two kinds of cardio: steady-state cardio and interval training.
Steady-state cardio means you’ll be exercising (e.g power walking, jogging, running and cycling), at the same level of intensity for the duration of the workout. Steady state cardio will typically last much longer than interval training where you train at maximum intensity for short bursts, with short rests in-between. Interval training is a proven technique to massively boost metabolism and torch body fat.
While interval training will yield the best results, for a beginner, you should start with steady-state cardio and work your way up to interval training, to ensure that your body can handle the intensity.
2. Resistance exercise
The latter part of this program is resistance exercise. This is important because interval training helps you build muscle, which will improve your exercise performance, speed up your metabolism, and improve your appearance. Also, during a period of significant weight loss, not all the loss is fat: some of it is muscle. Resistance training will help ensure that you avoid this. You should aim for at least 3 resistance workout sessions a week.
Three simple exercises that will help you target the three major regions of your body (upper body, core and lower body), are push-ups which will target your triceps, shoulders and chest, the plank, which will strengthen your abdominal muscles and back, and squats to target your powerful lower body muscles and lower back as well.
3. Total body workout
As you advance in your training, you should aim for a total body workout, with sessions composed of both of the previous elements we have talked about so far. In this phase, you will typically start your sessions with full body, resistance training, and move on to high intensity interval training.