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Weight Loss Tip # 4: Utilise Anaerobic training for Fat Loss and Improved Body Composition
The Truth About Exercise was a documentary that recently aired on BBC 2, it looked at how modern day people go about exercising and how we could possibly improve the way we do things. It also looked at how simple changes to our day-to-day routine could have a positive impact on our long term health, and it discussed some of the latest research with regards to how well some people respond to aerobic exercise. Over the last couple of days a number of people have asked me about the program and what it discussed – so, what do I think?
Kettlebell swings are a fantastic exercise - include them in your weekly plan to lose weight, develop speed and improve the way you move. Incorporating kettlebell exercises into your routine is hard work and challenging, however, it’s one of the most fun ways to improve your fitness and get the most out the the time you spend in the gym!
The perfect workout leaves you feeling positive, energised and gagging to get back in the gym for the next session. The perfect workout must have a purpose 90% of the time; it must address your limitations (short, tight muscles, for example) and consist of intelligent programming to move you towards your short, medium and long term goals. The perfect workout is safe, effective and enjoyable. For the other 10% of the time, do whatever you like – if you’re feeling a tad tired or run down, and don’t feel you can maintain your usual exercise intensity, take it easy! If you’ve been training in a specific way for while and it’s getting a bit stale, do something different! The perfect workout isn’t set in stone; if you listen to what your body’s telling you, you’ll feel much better after a workout, you’ll reach your goals in less time, you’ll avoid burning out and you’ll stay injury free! So, for 90% of the time, what does the perfect workout consist of?
High intensity interval-style training is extremely effective at building fitness and losing weight, and this method of training is becoming more and more popular by the day. You may think that high intensity exercise is only for the ultra-fit and not suitable for somebody who wants to lose weight or improve their fitness – but you’re wrong, interval-style training can be manipulated to suit everyone from the complete beginner to the elite athlete.