The gym is a natural destination for people who want to lose weight. There, you have various types of workouts to choose from so you’re bound to find something you like to do — meaning, you’ll stick with it. Classes are created in a way to ensure that you get the utmost benefit from them so you’ll see results. And, if you have questions about movements, there are experts on hand to help you. Then there’s the motivation factor. Once you step foot in a gym, you’re bound to work out.
Cardiovascular And Interval Training
There’s no shortage of Cardio activities you can choose from at most gyms. Want to work out alone? Then hop on a stationary bike, a treadmill, a stair-stepping machine, and elliptical machine, go rowing, or do a combination of them all. I vote for the latter as a top class workout routine. I used to be one of those people who loved to stay on the same machine, forever. But then, I noticed that something wasn’t happening. I wasn’t dropping pounds.
After talking to one of my trainer friends, I found out why. My body had adapted to my routine. That’s when I discovered the value of mixing things up. Try running on the treadmill for about 5 minutes. Then switch to the stair-stepping machine for another 5 minutes, then switch to the rowing machine. You get the picture. And the next time you go, mix is up some more by choosing different machines or changing the order. The advantage of doing this is that neither you nor your body will get bored (and you won’t get yelled at for hogging a machine).
Attending classes is another excellent way to get the right dose of Cardio. Try high-intensity and low-intensity aerobic classes, step classes, spinning, kick-boxing or whatever your gym has to offer. Even if you tend to go to the same type of class, a good trainer will mix up the routine so that the class will continue to be fun and your body will continue to work.
Which type of class is best. That depends on you. Some people swear by spinning, other’s hate it. Test them all and continue with what you enjoy doing.
The gym is paradise for anyone who want to add strength training to their routine. And that should be all of you. Muscles burn energy. Fat doesn’t. Strength training builds your muscles. Using the bench-pressing machine is an excellent way to work your chest and arms. Use an amount of weight that you are comfortable with. Do 10 reps and then another 10 if you feel as if you can. After that, move on to another machine that focuses on your arms, back, and chest. Then use one that focuses on the back of your legs and finally one that lets you push yourself up against the weight. You’ll use your legs to do this.
Kelvin wears many hats in the fitness and health industry. He believes in a practical, flexible and sustainable approach to bodybuilding. Initially Kelvin had started bodybuilding as a hobby which turned into passion and later, a successful career. He shares his expertise on strength training and body building to help the GFY community.
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