Weight loss can be a tough nut to crack because we lack motivation and and we usually give up before we see the results we want. One of the best weight loss tips out there is to use a variety of different exercises and to focus on interval training.
Interval training can be anything that sends your heart rate into stratospheric levels very quickly. Interval training is very difficult but is has the added benefit of whipping you into fabulous cardiovascular shape and not just helping you loose weight.
Anyone looking for fitness tips would be well served to use interval training on a regular basis. There are two main forms of interval training.
One is simply doing a resistance exercise circuit, with very short breaks in between sets, high reps and lower weights. The ideal rep range would be any where from 10 – 20. Focusing on the lower end and you are building more muscle and focusing on the higher end any you are doing more cardiovascular work. I suggest using a variety of different exercises, weights, and rep ranges.
The other type of interval training is purely cardiovascular and focuses on short burst of energy such as sprints. I like to do uphill sprints then walk back down the hill and repeat. As few as 5 of these can really do wonders for your conditioning. You can do this on a bike, in the pool, with a punching bag, or anything else. Just bring your exertion to a maximum level for at least 30 seconds then back off.
Interval training is very demanding on the body and the mind. It hurts and it takes some major determination to push through and finish the workouts. Proper nutrition is essential to make sure that you are refueling your muscles and your mind.
One of the best benefits of doing interval training in this manner is that you will be hitting a variety of different muscle groups and maximizing your bodies ability to burn fat. You will also be strengthening your entire body and adding lean muscle mass which will cause you to burn more calories.
Following this weight loss tip can really boost your fat loss and overall health and fitness.Weight Loss Tips - Interval Training by Steve Post