Two Common Exercise Mistakes People Make When Trying To Lose Weight
As a health and fitness professional who has worked in gyms for over five years, I have gotten to know a lot of people and have watched their progression, or sometimes lack of progression, with their exercise routine.
I have watched members of the public join the gym come three times per week every week consistently for three years and see little to no improvement in their physique. Whilst I have seen others join up and watched as they got results in as little as two months.
The difference between the two is what they do when they exercise.
So in order to help you save time, effort and money when it comes to using exercise as apart of your plan to lose weight, I am going to share with you the top two common mistakes I see people make and what you should be focusing on instead to get real lasting results.
Mistake number 1: Doing cardiovascular exercise and staying away from resistance training with weights.
This is the most common of all mistakes when it comes to losing weight through exercise. Most people think that the best exercise to burn fat is jogging, but the secret to burning fat effectively so it will stay off in the long run is to increase your metabolism.
Though you will increase your metabolism and burn calories while jogging. After you finish your jog your body actually starts to slow down your metabolism, while doing resistance exercises with weights or your own body weight has the ability to increase your metabolism after exercise for up to forty-eight hours.
The reason resistance training will increase your metabolism is because you tone or build more muscle which is more metabolically active.
Mistake number 2: Using isolation exercises instead of compound exercises.
An isolation exercise is when you isolate one muscle and exercise it. Examples include using fixed weight machines such as the lat pull down, leg extensions and torso rotation machines. Another example would be doing a bicep curl with a dumbbell or barbell.
A compound exercise is when you use a number of muscle groups together to perform one movement. Examples of a compound exercise would be a deadlift with a barbell, squats with your own body weight or an external weight and a full body weight pull up.
The difference between the two for weight lose is the same as mistake number one, metabolism.
The more muscle groups you use during one exercise, the more you have to work and the more muscle you will tone up or increase will equal a higher metabolism for burning fat.
Let me show you how to achieve better results with your health and fitness by using a holistic approach focusing not only on health & fitness but also on mindset and lifestyle combined, through evidenced based science and research about the human body.
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