While I produce many videos that show tough workouts that contain strength building, flexibility and endurance training that I often use in a gym, that doesn’t mean you can’t supplement with a type of exercise you truly enjoy. Whether you have a love for running or enjoy dancing, include it as part of your workout program. There’s no need to stop what you love, just add to it to round it out and make it more effective.
You need all types of workouts.
You have four ways to measure fitness. How much strength, endurance, flexibility and balance you have rounds out your total fitness. While running is one method to improve your endurance, it’s not effective for flexibility and definitely does nothing for upper body strength. To achieve those ends, you have to have specific exercises that do that. If you loved weight lifting, but failed to do other types of workouts, you’d be setting yourself up for injury, since you wouldn’t have the flexibility required and maybe not even the endurance. A well-rounded exercise program is important.
Sure running burns calories, but those calories come from both muscle and fat tissue.
One of the benefits of running is that it burns tons of calories. One of the problems is that the body doesn’t discriminate where those calories come from. It can burn both muscle and fat tissue to get them. Ultimately, that can slow your progress for weight loss. Muscle tissue requires more calories to maintain than fat tissue does, so the more you have, the more calories you burn 24/7. That means it boosts your metabolism. It’s also why you should include strength training in your workout, which also burns high amounts of calories, while building muscle tissue at the same time.
My Extremely Ripped videos provide workouts that burn high amounts of calories.
I’ve never suggested anyone should give up a physical activity they love. Everyone needs to have fitness activities they enjoy as part of their lifestyle. However, if you’re trying to burn fat, don’t waste your time looking for exercises you can string together. I’ve already done the work for you with a DVD that has a scientifically proven technique to burn fat faster. You’ll get quicker results and quick results are super motivating.
- One reason to workout is to lose fat and get that sculpted look you want, but it’s not the only reason. The most important one is to live a healthy and productive life you can enjoy. That’s why including all types of healthy activities is important.
- What you eat is just as important as how you workout. If you’re eating empty calories, you won’t have the nutrition to build a healthy body. You cannot out exercise an unhealthy diet or lose weight without changing your eating habits.
- You’ll be amazed at how great you feel after you workout. Sure, you’ll be tired, but all that stress will be melted away. Exercise lifts your spirits and is even being used to treat depression.
- You’ll sleep better at night and that can help you lose weight. Lack of sleep boosts the creation of ghrelin, the hunger hormone, and suppresses the creation of leptin, the one that makes you feel full.
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