Have you decided to begin working out but are not sure which workout is best for you? We have researched about the matter and are about to clear things out for you.
First of all, congratulations on your decision! Before starting out, think of all those benefits you will get out of this. It is not only a healthier body or just shedding a few extra pounds. Being more active will boost not only your stamina but your psychology as well.
As a Greek ancient proverb says, “Well begun, half done!” So, take a deep breath and make sure you will do your best from the beginning, because that’s the greatest way to start something new.
People have various needs when working out; for example, some want a flatter belly, others want to lose weight, others want to gain more muscle, and others want to relax and take off some stress.
For body shaping and relaxation
In order to shape up and release some everyday stress, you can try joining Yoga or Pilates classes. Both help in shaping your body. If you want to loose weight as well, you should also join some aerobic or cardio workouts to burn the extra fat. There are also some Yoga workouts that are more adapted to fat loss, so make sure you ask which types of Yoga are available at your gym.
For weight loss
If you feel summer and your bathing suit ringing an alarm to remind you about those extra pounds, one of the fastest ways to burn fat is with cardio or aerobic exercises. This helps increase your heart rate at a zone that is said to burn fat. If you prefer being outdoors, you can, of course; try running or fast walking for 20-30 minutes every day.
A very helpful way for fat burning and weight loss is the run-walk method. This comprises of a normal walk during the first five minutes for a warm-up and is then followed by alternating periods of fast running and walking. If you are a beginner, you can try out and see which periods suit you better. For example, some prefer running for one minute and walking for another one or two. Others run the fastest they can for 30 seconds or one minute, followed by a one-minute walk.
Weight loss, gaining muscle mass, increasing endurance
There are many workouts to follow in this case, but beware that they are all intense workouts and not for everyone. If your doctor thinks you could join such a workout, then you have a lot to choose from, such as Crossfit, TRX, Tabata, HIIT, and Spinning.
Specific problem areas
If you want to focus on a specific area, you should get advice from your gym trainers and they will add more exercises to the area you want to focus on, like your abs, legs, etc. You do need to work out the rest of the body as well, though, to get balanced and lasting results.
Do try to keep up with your workout; you can freely change and try other types of exercises if you feel one doesn’t fit you, but don’t give up! The beginning may be hard, but it’s well worth the whole change your body and soul will ensue.