Have you been considering taking some time out of your busy schedule each day to devote to workout routines for weight loss? You have heard it said over and over again that diet and exercise have to go hand in hand to achieve a sustained weight loss. This article will give you some handy ideas for the 7-day Guide to Workout Routines for Weight Loss.
Day 1 – It seems that everyone nowadays is getting on the Pilates bandwagon. Let’s concentrate on doing Zone Pilates. This is where your body is divided into three distinct target areas called zones. This is indeed the latest advancement in Pilates today. You will notice unbelievable results by just working one zone for minutes a day. The good thing about doing Zone Pilates is that you do not have to do hundreds of repetitions of exercises at a time. This is simple yet effective. You are going to be placing an emphasis on the core or “Power House” muscles to shape and firm your body.
Day 2 – Now is your time to get thirty minutes of exercise you enjoy doing. It could be running errands, manual labor, traditional cardio, housework, or your favorite sport. Just make sure to stay active each day. Finish your activity with some kind of relaxation techniques. It could be some easy yoga postures, deep breathing, or some visualization methods. No matter what you do, give yourself a few extra minutes to just relax and remove the stress of working all day.
Day 3 – Now try a strength and interval cardio workout. To start, do a bodyweight warm-up. Then you want to superset a single leg exercise, something such as split squats, and dumbbell chest presses. Do 3 sets of 8. Now you want to do some ball leg curls along with dumbbell rows. Do 3 sets of 12. End your workout with interval cardio. Have 2 high-protein snacks between your workout period in order to give your muscles enough nutrients to re-build and recover.
Day 4 – Now is your day to do something you really like to do for your exercise routine. You can try swimming if that is your forte, jogging, walking, or even jumping rope. Try to review your vegetable intake for the day. You should be eating at least 5 servings each day, but try, if you can, to increase your intake up to 8 or 10 servings each day. You should put your focus on leafy, green vegetables.
Day 5 – Today you’ll want to concentrate on Pilates since it is taking the country by storm right now. You are going to concentrate today on strengthening the muscles of your stomach, thighs, back, and core. You are going to begin your session by first warming up all of your muscles. Then you will continue with wall slides. You will need to do 5 repetitions of these. Then take your Pilates mat to do these next two exercises. The prone leg raises have you beginning these exercises flat on your stomach. Do five repetitions of these. Next, do supine leg raises. You can begin this exercise by lying flat on your back. Do five repetitions of this exercise also. Then you will need to do semi sit-ups, which is almost like a regular “crunch” only you do not come all the way up. Do five repetitions of these. Finish up with the standing backstretch. Repeat this exercise five more times. Now take a few minutes to cool down. That’s it for today!
Day 6 – Today you are going to do thirty minutes of your favorite activity. If you have a social support group, it would be a good time to connect with them. Call another one of your friends and invite them to get committed to losing fat and improve their health.
Day 7 – Do thirty minutes of activity followed by your weekly planning, shopping, and preparing routine. Make sure that trans-fats stay out of your diet.
There you have it. Stick to this weekly workout routines for weight loss and you will have a toned, sleek body in no time!
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