A lot of people who decide to fight extra kilos are totally unsportsmanlike. No activity, no sport, and no exercise. Encouraging ourselves to move is not an easy task as it may seem to us. So here comes the basic question from the person wanting to lose weight – how many times a week to exercise to see the effects? And no one will be surprised when we say that it depends… right?
Everything depends on….
In fact, if we want to lose weight, we should move. However, how much we exercise in a week depends on many factors. Therefore, each person should be approached fully individually, because only this way are we able to get what we care about. It’s known that a person that has 5 kilograms of excess weight will exercise differently than a person who has 20 kilos to lose. We will serve a different exercise mode to a person who has never done it, and we will offer something completely different to someone who has dealt with sports.
The type of training and its intensity also depends on what goal we have and what we want to achieve, whether we are not suffering from injuries, or if we have diseases that exclude specific types of activity. Having a portrait of a given person, we can adjust the intensity and number of trainings to them. And this is really the primary element. If a person wants to lose weight, they must clearly define goals and adjust activity to their lifestyle and to their abilities. If this is achieved, the effects will certainly be visible. Not after a week or two, but slowly, consistently moving forward and with the intended effect.
Fighting your own weaknesses
If we decide to lose weight, we must realize that the stronger the training, the better the effects. So what should you do? It’s always worth going a little outside your comfort zone so that you can fight your weaknesses and reach for something that seems impossible. If we go for a slow walk every day, it will certainly be good for our body, but will not contribute much to our training effectiveness. In the case when, for example, we intersperse such a walk, even at a slow jog at given sections of the road, the pulse will automatically increase, the blood will start to circulate faster, we will breathe faster and calories will be burned at a much faster pace.
Strength training is a very good choice
Many people, especially women, refuse weight training, thinking that it’s a sport for people who want to have a lot of muscles. Nothing could be more wrong. In fact, properly matched strength training builds muscles on the one hand, and burns fat on the other hand. The more muscles we have, the more fat is burned. What’s more, multi-joint workouts make the body look better because it’s firm and shapely, and excess body fat is gradually removed. We don’t have to take heavy weights, we don’t have to go to the gym several times a week. However, if we decide to work with weights, we should definitely spend one day a week in the gym with them. It will help us build the right figure, strengthen muscles and lose weight. Can you want something more?
How many hours will be perfect in the end?
Undoubtedly, the optimal number of workouts per week is three to five, and assuming that each workout should be about an hour, the total time of exercise per week is three to five, so probably not so much right? Beginners should do the minimum amount to be able to put the body into a completely new, unknown mode. With the passage of time, when we train longer and longer, then you can exercise the next day and the next.
However, you must remember about healthy weight. So it’s very important that while exercising, we do not forget about regeneration, which is just as important is the training itself. Very often sport is addictive and if we get through this first phase, we start to want more and more. This makes us exercise every day, often forgetting that the body also needs a day of doing nothing. It’s worth remembering and setting training days so as to find one to two days free from any exercise a week.
Moderation and common sense are indicated in everything, which you should definitely remember. When it comes to activity, it’s a very important part in the weight loss process, but not only. Movement is indicated at all ages, and the amount of endorphins released and calories burned is directly proportional to happiness and the effects achieved. It’s best to train 3 – 5 times a week, remember about regeneration, try to listen to your body. It often tells us whether we should train now or not, whether we need regeneration today or whether it’s not necessary. The beginnings are always difficult, but everything gets easier with time.