Here is a question I get pretty frequently. "What is the best workout for weight-loss?"
The reality is that there is no "best" workout. Exercise and workouts need to be tailored to the individual. Recommending one best workout is like making everyone wear the same suit. At the end of the day it just doesn't fit.
That isn't to say that there aren't best practices when it comes to losing some inches or dropping some extra pounds.
The real secret to getting the body you want is consistency. Following through on plans and staying on track day after day.
This isn't easy for any of us. We all get distracted and have trouble going to the gym or avoiding the sugary snacks. *My sugary vice is chocolate fudge pop tarts : D
However, there is hope here are some workouts that has helped me and my clients stay on track no matter what the day brings.
One of my personal favorites is a Tabata workout. Tabata is a type of high intensity interval training. This means that you have an interval of all out effort followed by an interval of rest. The interval and rest periods are as follows:
You will need a timer. My personal favorite is the GYMBOSS timer, they are a little pricey but they can take some serious punishment.
There is also the TABATA app for smartphones, along with a host of other. I like to use A HIT TIMER it is simple to use and lets you customize your own intervals.
The Quick & Simple
Here is a simple TABATA you can do literally anywhere. No lie I sometimes take a bathroom break at work and do this routine. You may get some weird stares, and be know as the guy/gal that always comes out of the bathroom sweaty but it really works. Give it a try it's only 4 minutes!
This one is not for the inexperienced, if you don't know how to work with barbells or dumbbells this routine is not recommended.
On the other hand if you know how to handle a bar, give this 4 minute routine a try. I like to use this as a warmup because it hits all the big muscle groups.
Before starting any fitness routine always properly warm up. Make sure to use proper lifting technique and if you are not sure of how to do and exercise skip it or ASK!
Good luck and happy lifting!
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