There’s a giant misconception going on in the health, wellness and weight loss industry regarding exercise. Most programs or trainers will tell you that to lose weight, you have to eat less and workout more – sometimes even 3 or more hours a day. But that’s not a real answer! Health is wayyy more than calories in and calories out. That’s why I teach my clients how to make their workouts the most efficient possible aka how I teach them how they can workout less while getting even more kick-ass results!
Today I want to share some of my best exercise secrets so you can start working out smarter not harder too!
Try more workouts that focus on movements nature intended us to do, rather than isolating muscles. These movement patterns include lunging, walking, squatting, pushing, pulling, bending, lifting and rotating. Also, schedule 2-3 athletic activities like hiking, dancing, biking, swimming, kayaking, surfing, etc. each week.
Switch up your workouts daily. And take a day off! My perfect combination would be: 2-3x a week do 15- 35 minutes of high intensity functional training, 1-2x a week try heavy core lifting (Deadlifts, Squats, squat to presses, Cleans). Finally, 1-2x a week do a lower intensity activity like bike riding, walking, jogging, hiking or even focus on a particular muscle that you want to strengthen (such as your abs, rear delts, booty or calves). Also if you choose, take a day or 2 off completely– Your body and instincts will let you know, listen to them.
If you’re looking to shed fat, higher intensity and shorter duration exercises are where it’s at! So stop running forever on the treadmill or around the track, trust me. There are much more efficient ways to get fit. Check this video out to see what I’m referring to.
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