Now we’ve come to the part where it gets even more interesting. What kind of workout is best for my body to look what I want it to look like.
There are many ways to transform your body. We’ve already helped in the search of a suitable gym. If they have fitness equipment, you can use them for your training. This can be cardio or weight training. The staff should be able to tell you how to use each and every one of them. If that’s not the case you know what your next move will be…RUN!😉 we’ll be getting into this topic in another blog so stay tuned.
You can also join the group classes. It consists of different sort of training, from cardio to strength, from HIIT to dance. But you can also choose to join a Bootcamp group or go for a jog. So many ways to get the job done! We’ll also be getting into this topic in another blog.
But what’s the difference between cardio and strength training?
Cardio training is any exercise that raises your heart rate. It can be divided into low and high intensity. High intensity is when the training is so hard that the heartrate is really high and you’ll run out of breath. A downside of this is that your body recognizes this as stress and is going to produce a high amount of cortisol. Cortisol is the stress hormone which is converted into belly fat when it can’t be demolished. Low intensity training continuing for a long time or longer than normal which raises your heart rate just a little, for example 3 km jog, regular aerobics or running on a treadmill for less than an hour etc, is a better way. A low heart rate is also the fat burning zone. So if you want to burn fat, keep your heart rate low. Cardio training on it’s own can be really boring and it’s not the most effective training, it’s better to combine.
Strength or weight training is characterized mostly by the use of fitness equipment with weights. This is one way. Like we said before, when you’re going to take this path make sure the instructor has the right knowledge and education. But you can also use your own bodyweight for strength training. Just think of squats, lunges and pushups.
BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST!
You’re diet! And we’re not talking crash dieting etc. Ooh yes you know what we’re talking about. It’s about consuming a healthy amount of calories. And how do we do that. By eating nutritious foods. Keep it under control! Cut out junk food as much as you can.
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT!
Next topic is Group Classes