Human existence is full of questions that we never ask or never get answers of. Some questions can be as debatable as “Who came first? Egg or chicken?” which we might never know. While some questions can be legit like “How often should you workout?” did you ever ask this to yourself or your trainer? Just for genuine knowledge and not to escape the training?! Well, it’s important to know the answer to this question to keep up with your fitness regime. Luckily, we know the answer and so will you now, keep reading!
Let’s know the basics
For Michelle Bridges, a trainer on the Australian version of The Biggest Loser, and author of “Total Body Transformation”, the amount of time you work out every week can unlock the key to weight-loss success that is about more than just calorie burn. So, the primary thing we need to do is decide upon how many times per week we should workout, that is, the overall exercise frequency. But first things first; the Golden Rule – we must take at least 1 full day off per week from all forms of exercise to help the body restore the energy and hit the workout station back with a bang. That means, we will be exercising 5-6 times a week, at the very most, and that includes weight training, cardio, and any other form of exercise that combines both- aerobic and anaerobic exercises.
Here’s how you can divide your days for weight loss training
Ideally, for weight loss, we should be training for 6 days per week, 50 to 60 minutes per day. Although the idea of daily hour-long workouts may sound exhausting and formidable to many, but it really is not, once you get the hang of the routine. It’s all about getting your body and mind acquainted to the routine until it becomes a subconscious habit. Essentially, it’s also about breaking your workouts into 3 high-intensity workout days, 2 moderate intensity workout days and 1 low-intensity workout day.
What about weight training, you ask? Keep on reading
Weight training should not exceed 3-4 times a week and should never be performed more than 2 consecutive days in a row. It is recommended that each day of weight training should be followed alternately by a day of cardio workout and, no, I’m not just saying that; it is actually a proven fact. The most meticulously designed workouts are all built around doing 3-4 days of weight training per week, and never doing more than 2 days of it back to back. If you’re still wondering why, it’s all about optimal recovery; for when recovery is at its best, so are the results!
Plan it to gain it
We are habitual beings, driven mostly by our habits from waking up at a certain time every morning to dozing off while chatting with bae. It’s all habits that describe us. Get yourself habituated to a well planned workout routine and you’ll start seeing results earlier than you expected. Summing up, I would like to end with this little but significant pointer – it’s not all about the intensity at which you workout, but about the consistency that will get you hooked to the routine till it’s as casual as brushing your teeth in the morning. Liked the article, don’t forget to share it with your friends. We would like to see your comments and answer your queries if you have any. Drop your comments below and we’re here to take you through! Till then, happy workout and stay fit, stay healthy!