Time to bust some common myths about losing weight in the gym!
Many people all around the world struggle with weight issues- even if it's not obesity. In a world which is getting more and more conscious about fitness, it's no wonder that more and more people are hitting the gyms with the aim of reducing body mass. However, there are many who don't know much about what's right and what's not when it comes to working out, and this only helps promote misconceptions, which are useless at best, and harmful at worst.
So, here we are with knowledge about fitness, taken directly from top trainers, which will help you clear up some of the most common misconceptions. Check them out!
Cat Fitzgerald, C.S.C.S., NY Custom PT and Performance, says that the optimum intensity of your workout can be realised by monitoring your heart rate. For low-intensity exercises, 50% of your max heart rate is perfect, while for medium and high-intensity exercises, 60-70% of your maximum heart rate should be aimed for.
Exercises that involve compound movements, such as pushups and deadlifts are more useful for when it comes to weight loss, as they involve more than one group of muscles and so more calories burn.
Doing the same things will not yield different results, and so you have to do something different to get rid of that last bit of fat. Continuing whatever you have been doing till now will not help. So, add a few high-intensity workouts to your routine.
It's important to understand that high levels of proteins are required those who expel an extreme amount of energy- such as body-builders and athletes.
Weight loss doesn't happen if you take too many and too long breaks in between your workout.
It's vital to dedicate some 40-65% of your workout period to strength training as weight-loss training also leads to loss of muscle mass.
After all, if weight and fat loss is what you're aiming for, your workout needs to be very intensive.