The fact that not all physical workouts are suitable for weight loss, I learned quite by accident. At that time I wanted to get as many as two results instead of one. But fate outwitted me.
Going to go on my first trek through the mountainous Crimea, a month before the scheduled date, I began a training cycle.
What was the result I needed? Hiking in the mountains requires endurance, muscle strength in the legs and lung development, so workouts are based on a long, fast run.
How it was
Since I had to get up in the morning an hour earlier (which I simply hate and perform solely on willpower), I decided to lose weight at the same time by the beginning of the hike. So as not to carry extra pounds along with the backpack.
Training programs, I added exercises for the press and squats, focusing on the run.
A month later, the result I received was not something that did not please me, but even saddened me. The dropped kilograms were exactly zero, and from the parts of the body, the legs were best pumped up.
By the time the body was ready, the figure was not very good.
From my experience, I made three rules that helped me to develop the training program correctly in the future, when the main goal was to lose weight.
Rule one – do not have too much
During increased physical exertion, appetite increases. And no matter how difficult it was, it must also be controlled. You can not eat candy as a reward for the fact that an hour engaged in fitness. It is better to come up with another promotion – for example, buy a new lingerie or purse. Expensive, of course, make purchases after each workout. But what can you do? 🙂
If you use jogging for the purpose of losing weight, then you need to run very slowly and as long as possible. It is very difficult for me to maintain this pace, therefore this element of athletics is rarely used for weight loss.
But my friend, who constantly watches her figure, uses this method of training. The duration of one run sometimes exceeds 1.5-2 hours. Do not believe? I did not believe it myself until I saw it with my own eyes.
The program of training for weight loss should be individual. Not in the sense that it is necessary to involve an individual trainer. You just need to choose the sport and the presentation of the material that you personally like.
Someone better go to the gym for collective classes, and someone – to train yourself.
For example, I prefer to engage in callanetics in a video lesson by Tatiana Rogatina.
I watched the lessons and other coaches, but this one is liked the most. Especially the phrase coach If it is too hard – think about the effect. I made this expression one of the mottos of my lifestyle. Very much helps at the moment when you want to feel sorry for yourself and give weakness.
And here third rule Workouts – starting, you must reach the end and never stop at half the result.