Best Way for Men To Lose Weight
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Three Common Questions About Weight Loss For Men
When it comes to weight loss for men there are many common misconceptions and questions about the best way to get started. In this article we are going to look at three of the most common questions men ask when they want to lose weight.
Is cardio the best way for men to lose weight?
To be blunt, the answer is no. "Cardio" or exercise that is for say 40 to 60 minutes at a moderate to low intensity has often been touted as the best way to lose weight.
This is based on the idea that because this form of exercise burns mainly fat therefore we need to maximise the amount of fat burning exercise done for men to lose weight.
While the fat burning potential is great while you are exercising, once you stop exercising you also stop burning fat.
Research has shown that one of the best ways to guide your body to burn fat not only while exercising, but also afterwards is with shorter high intensity workouts that burns both sugar and fat during the workout but also burn fat well after you have finished.
If done correctly high intensity workouts can still be burning fat up to 48 hours after your exercise.
So what is the best exercise for weight loss?
High intensity exercise that uses multiple muscle groups has been shown to be a highly effective way of turning up fat loss.
This can be achieved via many different ways including lifting weights, body weight exercises, sprinting and even jumping rope can be done in a way to turn your body to a fat burning furnace.
The key is to exercise in multiple short bursts with periods of rest between each burst or "interval".
This style of workout not only burns fat, it also encourages your muscles to grow and increases your basal metabolism such that you will be burning fat for over two days after you have completed your workout.
As these fat burning workouts are high intensity, you only need to do them two to three times per week.
So Will I need to join a gym?
While your exercises can be done in a gym, you do not need any expensive equipment, or even a gym membership to gain the benefits of these fat burning workouts.
The exercises you choose will determine exactly how much room you need.
Skipping for example you need very little room and it can be done inside in bad weather.
Sprinting would probably be best done in a park or beach, but can also be done on a stationary bike if you have one at home.
Your exercises can be tailored to your environment very simply, you just need a little preparation.
For men that are hoping to lose weight there are many choices. I hope this article was able to highlight that there are some options that are not traditionally offered or taught that may be more effective then the standard "go jogging for one hour every day".