The Biggest Weight Loss Exercise Mistake People Make and How To Fix It
One of the saddest sights you can see at the gym is someone walking on the treadmill, day after day, and yet not getting the results they are seeking. This can happen to both men and women and is all too common. It happens because most people think that in order to burn fat, you need to do cardio exercises and then more cardio exercises and then even more cardio exercises. But the truth of the matter is that for you to achieve permanent weight loss, you need to come up with a better way for your body to burn more calories BETWEEN workouts. Weight loss is all about increasing your metabolism. When you speed up your metabolism, you will be burning more calories when you are sitting at work in your cubicle, while you are watching at home, or even while you are sleeping!
The only way to naturally achieve this increase in metabolism is for you to add muscle to your frame. Now, because this website is geared towards women, please don't panic. Most women are fearful of strength training because they are afraid they will get ‘big’. But being that women have far less testosterone in their system than men, it is almost impossible for women to get overly muscular.
What I am talking about is adding a few pounds of muscle to your frame so you have better muscle tone. That is exactly what strength training can do for women. It is also the best weight loss tip for women.
However, strength training must be total body training. And here is what I mean by this. Go into any gym and take a look at the people who are strength training. Universally, you will see at least 99% of the people doing upper body exercises, but this is a huge mistake.
Why? Because the biggest muscles in the body are below the waist, such as your gluteal muscles, your hamstrings, and your quadriceps. So if you are looking to increase your metabolism, these muscles have to be worked into your strength training program. Biceps curls are good for your arms, but not good enough.
And finally, one note about what you will notice as you start doing this, because you may feel some trepidation about starting.
First, your muscles are going to hurt. That is normal and part of the recovery process. It means your muscles are growing and this will lead to the increase in metabolism.
Next, you may not be able to do as much cardio as you like. This is because if you do leg exercises properly, it will take you time to recover. That’s ok.
And initially, if you get on the scale after your first few strength training workouts you may find that you've put on a few pounds. DON’T PANIC! The reason this is happening is that when you work your muscles like this, as part of the recovery process, muscles will retain extra water. That's actually a good thing because you will know that you fatigued your muscles enough to increase your metabolism. So as you start this weight loss exercise program, dump the scale and get a tape measure, or just see how your clothes are fitting now. Within 30 days or less, you will start to notice that your clothes aren't as tight, which means you are achieving your weight loss goals!
About The Author:
Tony Rovere regained his health, strength and vitality by losing 60 pounds and managing to keep it off for over 4 years. This is why he created Health-and-weight-loss-tips.com, where he shares his passion for health and fitness with others so that they can accomplish the same goals that he has achieved.
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