Some resolutions for fitness work better than others. This is because they must match your lifestyle.
When you have New Years resolutions for fitness you tend to have to go crazy with it and ultimately fail. This is normal and this is yearly for most. there are reasons for this which we will get into right here and then show you some better resolutions you would be more apt to keep and by the time we get there you will know exactly why.
Why new years resolutions for fitness fail:
What happens is that we hit this imaginary wall of a date and take it way too seriously. It means that there is an illusory excitement that we have to live up to in order to fulfill what we think we need to do. So, the pressure mounts and we hit the bricks. Sales for gym clothes and sneakers skyrocket between Christmas and New Years and we spend a bloody fortune on a gym or gym equipment. Then as we get back to work and get back to normal–our old routine sets in. We don’t go to the gym and our home gym equipment gets to be a hanger in the garage.
So, what do we do to keep this from repeating itself? Well first we have to understand one last thing and the “aha” moment will catch on.
Never do anything that you don’t want to do at a time that you don’t want to do it or you won’t have any success doing it!
Aha! Yep this is the number one way to get disciplined and start carrying out those resolutions for fitness. Figure out what you like and do that! Walk, swim, play tennis and then once you are enjoying it–you’ll prosper!
New resolutions for fitness that work:
Lose two pounds a week until
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This weekly strength training routine gives your muscles time to recover and grow as you lose weight.
If you are looking for a new weekly strength training routine, or you’re just ready to take on some strength training it is possible to get even stronger in just 15 minutes a day. The key is to utilize each day of the week to target a different muscle group. By doing this you are allowing your muscles enough time to recover, rebuild, and in turn become stronger. Just make sure you incorporate plenty of stretching, warm-up time, and cooldown time to your routine.
Strength Training Routine: Monday and Thursday-Arms and Shoulders
There are many great arm exercises. You can do either push-ups, dumbbell curls, forearm plank, chair dips, or the balance course strengthener. A one arm strengthening favorite is the Plank Press. Get into full push-up position with arms shoulder-width apart and hands directly under shoulders. Dumbbells are optional, if you choose to use them you will need 3 to 5 pounds. Keep your hips level, lift right hand and pick up one dumbbell; bring right elbow backward at shoulder level, keep your arm close to your side and your palm facing down. Then extend your right arm forward, turn right elbow to bent position and repeat. Do 10 reps then switch sides and repeat, doing two sets.
Strength Training Routine: Tuesday and Friday-Core
core exercises are essential for a well-rounded fitness program. Core exercises help to improve your balance and stability. Core exercises help your pelvis, lower back, abdomen, and hips to work in sync with each other, leading to better balance and stability. Core exercises are convenient and they don’t require any special equipment. A common and effective core workout is a bridge. Lay down on your back and bend your knees. Keep your
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Not all cardio exercises are equal. Things such as biking on uneven terrain are highly effective for burning maximum fat.
It’s common knowledge that cardio burns fat. The big question is which cardio exercises burn fat faster. The answer is not only the kind of cardio, but the conditions under which you also do the cardio exercises. Factors such as timing, food, and customization will also make a significant difference in how much that is actually burned.
Morning cardio training on an empty stomach is a common and effective practice. By keeping the body drained of its stored form of glucose it’s then forced to burn fat or protein. This means first thing in the morning your cortisol hormone is hot and is going to break down the appropriate tissues based on the hormones that are around. When you eat, insulin is elevated and then the cortisone will attack your muscles. However if you do not eat prior to cardio, your body will then go after your body fat. This is a way to make your cardio burn fat faster, no matter what the cardio is.
High intensity interval training is the superior of cardio exercises. Not only does it burn more calories, but it also tends to burn more fat as well. High intensity interval training really does burn fat fast so you can get the same result in the 15 to 20 minute session that you can get in a 30 to 45 minute session of any other exercise. An example of high intensity interval training would be if you were to go jogging for two minutes Sprint for one minute then go back to jogging for two minutes repeating the sequence for 15 to 20 minutes. This can be applied to anything including cycling, elliptical, and swimming.
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Yoga is an excellent compliment to any weight loss program.
Yoga was always thought of as a way to relax and rejuvenate spiritually. It is an age old method of doing this and much, much more. Most of the poses we use for weight loss are simple and yet powerful. It is confusing to some that have a certain definition of what yoga is so we will touch on it here.
What does yoga do for the practitioner?
Yoga, to the western world is a way to calm the mind and stretch the body. In the eastern world it is much more than that. The movements are connected to the meridians of the body that carry energy to the organs of the body which will balance them. If you aren’t a great believer in that part of it—there is a science-based affect that yoga has as well and that is the movements also gently squeeze and drain lymph nodes and glands that release waste and then shower the body and mind with great feeling chemicals. It will boost the immune system and also—you guessed it, lose the weight you need by boosting metabolism and burning more calories as you would in a weightlifting session.
Simple weight loss yoga routine
These simple moves are guaranteed to also stimulate the part of the brain and release the good mood chemicals. This weight loss yoga routine can be done every day.
Wind release pose: lay flat on back. Bring knees to chest and hug knees. Breathe in deeply and as you let go to move back to a flat position—breath out. You can repeat this as many times as you like. This works abs and burns calories.
Cobra: Lay in a prone position. Keep toes pointed and flatten body hard and flat against the floor. Place hands in pushup
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