When it comes to loss almost all experts would unanimously agree that there is no better way to achieve your goal than following a diet. However, they don’t seem to be focusing much on the workouts! I am sure you have heard of several fad diets but do you ever get to hear the words ‘fad workouts’ or ‘fad exercises’? I haven’t heard of one in the past four years I spent in researching weight loss.
Strength Training and Exercise for fast Weight Loss
Remember that while dieting is important, building a strong muscular body is equally necessary, something which diets cannot offer you. In this article I will tell you how a strong body could help you burn more fat than what you are burning now!
As a matter of fact, a strong body is one which is built upon strong lean muscles groups. I am not sure if you already know about it, but the more muscles you have, the faster you are able to burn fat and lose weight. Plus muscles also make maintenance easy for you.
For example, most of the conventional dieting programs would restrict your carbohydrate intake to a very low level. With no carbs around, your body would burn your muscles for the purpose of energy production. The more muscles you lose, the more difficult you would find it to keep the fat way. Eventually your metabolic rate would be so low that you won’t be able to lose no matter how hard you diet!
However, this problem won’t occur if you have a muscular body. People with strong and well-built bodies usually find it easier to maintain their lost and keep the fat from returning when they start eating normally. This is because muscles help them burn fat even when they are not dieting! That is the advantage of building strong lean muscles. And only intense workouts could help you acquire lean muscle mass within a short period of time!
The other day I was advising a friend on how to start the workout regimen on a step-by-step basis. Here is basically what I told him:
1. First off, there are two types of workouts: one which helps you lose by burning your fat deposits, and another which builds strong lean muscles for you! For optimal results, you would want to achieve both goals and as such, you shouldn’t focus on any one type of workout!
For the purpose of losing fat, you can start lifting light weights but make sure that you do several repetitions of this workout every day! The purpose of this exercise program is to boost your body’s metabolism to such a high level that you would be burning fat like crazy!
2. For the purpose of building a strong muscular body, chin-ups, ab crunches, squats and dead-lifts are pretty good. The purpose of these workouts is to make your body so strong that you could lift almost four or five times the amount of you are currently lifting!
But on a simpler level, the stronger your body is, the easier it would be for you to keep the pounds away! Plus you would feel a lot more energetic than before!
I would strongly discourage you from doing long boring cardios as they do nothing except wasting your valuable time and energy!
Note that having a good meal is as important as doing the correct workouts! I recommend a protein-rich diet. Protein is available in foods such as eggs, lean chicken meat, etc. You can even take protein supplements if you want!
Along with protein, your body also needs fat, which you could get from nuts, fish oil, etc. In order to get rid of hunger, you should include raw vegetables and fruits in your diet as well since they are high on fiber and complex carbs.
At no point of time should you even think of eating junk foods, as they would spoil all your hard work!