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How To Plan An Effective Weight Loss Workout Routine

By Liam Murphy

Seeing as how there are whole libraries of advice available online, I shan’t waste your time and get right into the meat of the issue. A good weight loss workout routine really depends on a single denominator. You. A programme is only as good as the person who is following it. You need the intangible qualities of perseverance, commitment and a desire to change your lifestyle for the better. Forget the cheesy and promise laden online and offline advertisements that offer you miracle makeovers and ‘guaranteed’ workout programmes. The only person who can make such a guarantee – is yourself.

Now we are on the right path. Once we recognise the important kink in the chain, then I can move on to detailing an effective weight loss workout routine for you.

Diet. It is the single most important word I will use. No training will work without a good, clean supporting diet. Forget fast-food culture and forget ‘all in ones’. What anyone needs is a good balance of vitamins, minerals, protein, carbs and fluids on a daily basis. Putting the right things in your body will greatly speed up the metabolic rate in your body, and thus burn fat like never before.

Make sure you have equal portions of greens and reds in your diet (vegetables and meat) and calorie count like you’ve never before. Busy professionals sometimes overlook that fact and constantly ‘overeat’.

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The workout routine should last up to and over 45 minutes. That is the effective time when your body starts to burn fat and your heart starts to really work. Make sure you are able to build up a sweat and constantly change your workout. If you run for a while, change it up. Do a longer power walk next week. Then try aerobics, join some cardio-vascular classes. Keep your body guessing what is going to happen next as, being creatures of habit, we sometimes tend to fall back into a routine that after a while, is not producing results.

Also, insert some resistance training while you are in there. Alternate between cardio and weight lifting. Weight lifting is important because it builds up muscle, which in turn helps to burn fat. Muscle needs energy to survive on a daily basis, and is a calorie burning element in your body. What’s more, a good balance of weight training and cardio help to give you that ‘lean and toned’ look that everyone is going after.

Make a schedule and check your progress against it. Make sure that every week there is an improvement, be it waist line reduction, weight loss or increase in muscle mass. Then you will know if you have hit a plateau and you have to toss up the workout.

Too busy to go to the gym? Purchase some weights and basic equipment and start working out at home. And the internet is a valuable tool for instruction if you do not have the benefit of a personal trainer’s advice. Websites like Shape Your Body Now have changed busy lives all over the world, utilising online fitness videos and valuable advice to get people on the right track to a healthier lifestyle.

Invariably, there is only one determining factor that will is needed in your weight loss workout routine. In the end of the day, there is no excuse not to get started or see results. Remember the common denominator for success. You!

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Best Machines For Cardio Exercises At Home

By Wilma Lojewski

It is no secret. Three things are helpful in order to stay fit and healthy: Good food, muscle building training and cardio exercises. The cardio part seems to be the easiest. Everybody can go outside and walk or jog or ride a bike. Be honest, how often do we want it and how seldom do we do it. Many times the weather gives us the best apology. Much better and safer than training outside is a workout on home cardio exercise machines.

Cardio exercise machines provide the chance for regular work out in the privacy of the own home. There is no long way to the gym or to an appropriate place to walk. Even if one is able to start jogging from the own front door, on a machine the workout can be done during bad weather and when it is dark outside. But the most convincing reason for cardio exercises at home is this: Many modern cardio exercise machines have no or low impact on joints and bones and give a very effective workout. Such low impact machines often are successfully used from people with back, hip or knee problems and for exercises during rehabilitation.

Treadmills, steppers and bikes are the classic cardio exercise machines. But steppers and treadmills have somewhat of an impact. From these three, bikes are the best. And it is known, on a bike not only heart and lung get trained, most of the body is involved as well. There are three kinds of home exercise bike types to choose from: Upright, recumbent or dual action exercise bikes. The dual action exercise bikes have moving poles for a cross training instead of handle bars. This dual action works the whole body intensely.

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Dual action also is provided by home ellipticals. With the hands on the hand rails and the feet on the foot pedals, the user strides forward or reverse in controlled natural motion. Besides the cardio effect, home ellipticals work the upper and lower body very well. There is no or just minimal impact on bones and joints.

Treadmill fans who look for a low impact treadmill often get directed to treadclimbers. This special machines have two parallel running moving belts and can be used like treadmills with low impact, as climbers or steppers with low impact and similar as ellipticals without hand rails. The workout often is praised to be very helpful for effective weight loss.

Not everybody likes them, but the fans know: Home rowing machines are great for cardio workout at home. This cardio exercise machines have no impact on knees and other joints. Users can do an effective full body workout in a comfortable sitting position. According to experts, rowing is the best for muscle building synchronously with the cardio exercises.

Low impact cardio exercise machines are the best. They avoid problems on back, hips and knees and provide effective exercise solutions which immensely strengthen not only heart and lung but also the body. Last but not least they are great for weight loss and weight control. Top machines are available in a wide range of affordable prices and different sizes. Everybody who seriously performs regular cardio exercises at home on appropriate cardio exercise machines will earn the benefits of such a safe training. People who did so for years and getting older in great health and fitness conditions know that.

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such as treadclimbers. This machine can be used like a treadmill, a stepper or elliptical.


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