Many question the high intensity workout. Not because they are lazy or don’t wish to raise their heart rate a little, but because they’ve got serious questions about what the benefit is. Some may question the time that they’ve put in so far. They question the high intensity workout that they may not be seeing results from. But the real questions is, “Do you really need a high intensity workout to lose weight?” and if so, what are the options that you have that will allow you the best workout to lose weight?
Losing weight has been a struggle for centuries. There isn’t a time when humans haven’t struggled with their weight, gaining or losing. While some weight loss instances are medically induced, there are other instances that are simply due to poor lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits.
While we, as American’s, aren’t the brightest bulbs in the box. Now that being said, obesity isn’t just those that are morbidly obese. Obese means being overweight. So for example, if I am a 25 year old female weighing in at 140 at the height of 59 inches, I should weigh in at a max of 120.
It would take time and dedication to get down to that weight, but thanks to Lifespan Fitness, they’ve created a great calculator that can be made specific to you. Below you will see an image of the example that I listed above.
In the image above, you will see the example of age, height, lifestyle, current weight, and goal weight. With these descriptions completed, you will then see the amount of time it will take for you to achieve your goal with a moderate to intense workout. It even shows you how many calories to cut out for a healthier lifestyle.
So now that we’ve got the information that we need on where we need or want to be, we can officially take the time to answer the question of, “Do I need to workout like a fiend to lose weight?”
The answer is simple. Well, not really. The simple answer is no. There isn’t a need for you to workout like it’s your last day on earth. But the complex answer? Yes, you do need to workout like a fiend if you want to see results quickly.
Think of the example above. If I were to weight 140 pounds and wanted to lose twenty pounds, then if I were working out moderately, it would take around 98 days to complete my goal. However, if I were to train intensely, I could more than likely cut that down by 30 days if I worked out like I was training at a high intensity.
If you’re not looking to work out at a high or intense pace to see results at a quicker rate, then my suggestion would be to slow down all around. When life gets too fast, more than likely, the first thing that you do is take a break and breath. Do the same with your workout.
While doing cardio, you’re burning carbs. Think of carbs as your body’s for of energy, without carbs, you’ll have no energy to complete a workout. If you’re doing a high intensity workout, you’ll need to increase your food intake as well. While you’re trying to lose weight, increasing your carb intake doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to plateau or gain weight, but a gradual workout that takes things slow will allow you to workout at your pace without significantly altering your diet.
Weight training isn’t about lifting the heaviest weight that you can find and putting it back down. This type of training is about training your muscles to withstand a certain weight. If workout using the HIIT method, then more than likely you’re just putting your muscles through a workout that will give pain from torn muscles if that isn’t something that you’re body is used to.
If you slow down your weight training then you’ll notice that you’re muscles are retaining a sense of bulk that comes with lifting weights, a definition of sorts. The slower that you go with your weight training, the more your muscles will have the chance to form a tension to create better definition.
Remember to Stretch
Along with slowing your roll when it comes to working out, you more than likely want to have good warm up and cool down routine that includes stretching. Stretching may not seem like a big deal but when it comes to working out frequently, you’ll want to give your body the opportunity to loosen up before you put it through any type of workout.
So working out intensely does not mean that you’ll have to completely and totally kill yourself for a killer body. If you want to lose weight, there is no easy way to do it. You can’t just magically wake up one day and have all the answers and you can’t just hope that one workout will change your entire body. This takes time an energy. You’ve got to really dedicate yourself to a workout to lose weight, but you definitely don’t have to kill yourself to get the body that you want.Find Mobility Guardian on Google+