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A Beginner’s Guide to Fat Loss

Posted Feb 24 2011 12:23pm

The most common goal for starting a fitness routine is to get rid of unwanted body fat that has accumulated throughout the body. A good fitness routine can assist with the shedding of this body fat, while also helping to prevent heart disease, stroke and other medical ailments. In addition, the loss of excess body fat through a proper fitness routine builds confidence with a healthier body as well as the knowledge of knowing you are not part of the 85% of lazy Americans.

Beginning a fat reducing workout can be confusing and difficult as many individuals are unaware of what the body needs t succeed. This lesson provides the beginner with exactly what the body needs in order to melt away despair and replace it with confidence and self satisfaction.

The premise of weight loss comes down to the body burning more calories a day than one consumes. However this can be done in a safe or dangerous routine, depending on the methods used. Burning fat does not require hours of running and starvation, but instead a routine designed to place the body in a fat burning metabolic zone that allows the body hours of maximum calorie utilization.

The belief that weight training alone will gain you a muscle builders physique could not be further from the truth. Anyone just beginning a fitness routine should incorporate both cardio and weight training in order to achieve their goal. Listed below is an example of a beginners workout.

Cardio – This can be done through either treadmills or stationary bikes, however the treadmill typically yields a greater result.

This routine is also referred o as High Intensity Interval Training as is highly recognized by fitness enthusiasts worldwide.

1. The Warm Up

In order to reduce pain and avoid injury, begin jogging or biking at a slow pace. Continue this pace for 5 minutes.

2. High Intensity – For a period of about 30 seconds, increase your pace to about 85% of your maximum ability.

3.Low Intensity – reduce your speed to a walking pace, at about 25% effort, and maintain for 1.5 minutes

For 30 Minutes, continue this alternating pattern of High Intensity and Low Intensity, constantly changing your heart rate and maximizing the bodies calorie expenditure while remaining safe from injury.

Losing fat takes time and hard work. Do not be discouraged if results are not immediate. If followed properly, the above workout can begin your journey to success. In addition, there are many fitness methods out there, so do not hesitate to move on to methods you are capable of. Stay dedicated, work hard and a healthier, more confident you is soon to follow!

Levi Herbert is a fitness enthusiast who loves to share his experience and help people get fit. He has a virtual class on Clivir.com where he contributes more articles about Physical Fitness Training Guide and Overtraining in Physical Fitmess .

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