“Exercise for Weight Loss” is an article series detailing the most successful exercise strategies that can be used to assist in speeding up the weight loss process, and help you end-up with a sleek, toned physique once your bodyweight gets down to your goal-weight. 

For REAL results, don’t exercise, TRAIN

Making tangible progress is a very satisfying thing. We enjoy moving from one week to the next and being able to see improvement in whatever it is that we’re working on.

Dieting for weight loss is like this – you start at a certain weight, and the goal is to see the shape in the mirror and the numbers on the scale change for the better.

Shouldn’t your gym training follow the same trend?

Many people in the gym do activities to make themselves tired, with no way of measuring how they are improving their fitness. So when the going gets tough, they stop going…

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If you want to be motivated to keep at the fitness thing, then you need to do things you can measure, so you can witness your improvement. This will keep you coming back to compete with yourself, and will make you a winner in the gym, and give you a positive mindset in all other areas, too.

Some ideas for you to consider, in order of importance:

  1. Weight training for strength (lift heavier and heavier over time, get stronger, get leaner)
  2. Circuit training (do a certain circuit in a better time, or use heavier weights)
  3. Run, swim, cycle (certain distance for time)

These are all measurable fitness activities, and you can improve at them. Your improvement will make you fitter, and you’ll still achieve your goal of weight loss.

Good deal.


Take a look at the articles below for more information exercising for weight loss:


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