Thursday, March 4, 2010

Weight Loss Exercise Program

There are many ways to lose weight, but it all boils down to one simple fact - if you burn more calories than you consume, you will shed pounds. With that in mind, wouldn't it be best to find the most efficient way to burn calories?

Now, this doesn't necessarily mean its the easiest path to weight loss, but it is the best way to get your body fit and turned into a fat burning machine. The answer, my friends, is high intensity interval training.

As the name suggests, this weight loss program is designed to test your body's limits. You cycle intervals of exercise and rest, at a ratio of 2 to 1. So, for example, you would exercise for 20 seconds, then rest for 10, rinse and repeat. This is the best way to burn fat and will continue to burn fat for longer than most other exercise options, such as a laid back jog. With that in mind, doesn't this knowledge give you the extra motivation to get out there and do something about being overweight?

Yes, it takes dedication and patience, but if you follow this plan you will undoubtedly lose weight. I know we've been through the general plan, but what exercises can you do in particular? In reality, this is only limited by your imagination. You can do nearly anything that gets your heart racing and really works your muscles. Two of the oldest exercises in mankind fit into this category - pushups and pullups. Jump up and down as high as you can - no, really, this is tiring and a great workout! Sprinting is always a better option than a jog in terms of efficient weight loss.

I'm a firm believer that you may get into shape without paying an exorbitant amount of money on a gym membership. Whether it be hiking, riding a bike, running, playing sports, etc... you can always find a way to work your body out and get the slim figure you've always wanted.

With that in mind, pair your new exercise routine with a healthy diet to make 2010 the year you finally get in shape. Find someone to do it with you, too, as the motivation will make your goals that much more attainable.