Let's talk about exercise routines and which one is best for you in my opinion as a Fitness Coach. You know we hear all sorts of different weight loss ideas floating around town. Things like "you can only lose weight if you run a lot, do loads cardio" etc. The bottom line when doing any exercise program to lose weight is nutrition. In addition, to eating right you need to get your heart rate to a level called "fat burning zone". Most people believe the harder they work out the more fat they burn. Most people are wrong.
The truth is fat burning occurs at a much lower intensity than many of us realize. You don't' necessarily have to be sprinting and jumping around to get there. Even though you’re sweating it out in the gym, you might actually be missing an opportunity to lose fat. Luckily, it’s fairly easy to find the sweet spot where your body begins to burn fat during your workout—instead of the snack you just had!
Figure out your max heart rate (Max Heart Rate = 220 – your age). And then determine your fat-burning range, which is 60% to 70% of your max heart rate. I explain this in my FREE consultation, Grab yours today!
Use a fitness app, like Wahoo Fitness, MapMyFitness, or RunKeeper, Fitbit, and most Fit watches to calculate your 5 heart rate zones.
Lastly, choosing the right workout can be very helpful in this process. I'm a big fan of HIIT workouts. That's why I decided to do the #XLiveChallenge monthly for my Fit Friends. This challenge started in February 2018 and will run every month. The first group of Fit Friends was sweating buckets. Day 4 Lucianna said:
"I am soaking, dripping wet with sweat today Good job, really appreciate it. Thank you"
Challenge will run monthly Grab your spot today!!!
What we've been doing in the #XLiveChallenge is my version of HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training). The intensity is midway between low and high intensity to help keep you in the "fat burning zone".
Why doing HIIT is so great!
Burning calories and fat in a shorter period of time –
HIIT is great if you have a limited amount of time to work out. Studies show that 10-15 minutes of high-intensity interval training burns more calories than jogging on a treadmill for an hour.
Benefits of HIIT (High- Intensity Interval Training)
Helps build endurance
Burns calories and fat in a shorter period of time
Effective energy use
Boosts metabolism burn calories and fat hours after you finish working out.
Lose fat and not muscle
Good for heart health
Challenging – when doing HIIT workouts you are constantly pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.
Keep these things in mind when you decide to choose your next workout routine. If you are on my email list, you would have received this info last week. Get on email list here!