“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 body weight gets down to your goal-weight. 

What, and how much should you start with?

Previously we discussed the idea that for exercise to be effective for weight loss, it needs to make you tired. But here’s the thing – “tired” is a confusing term. You see, for many people, a short walk could make them “tired”. Also, lifting weights and running on a track make two different kinds of tired. So what kind of tired do you really want to be for best results?

Well, at the beginning of your weight loss and exercise journey, you’re going to find that almost anything will make you tired. But this doesn’t make things easier, because you really want to choose the right thing to start off with, and that right thing is exercise that makes you STRONGER.

Why is stronger better?

“Stronger” makes you more functional in your day-to-day life AND it helps you reach your more aesthetic goals of looking good in your favourite jeans. Getting stronger – and doing the exercises that make you stronger – helps you achieve all your goals at the same time. You will be fitter, stronger AND have a great looking body.

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Recovery is faster

Did you know that the science proves that physically stronger people are also better at recovering from challenging events – from physical challenges to ill-health – than weak ones. So developing strength-skill is infinitely more useful than developing, for example, jogging-skill. Strength doesn’t mean you’ll look like the Hulk. Strength means you’ll look fit and toned… isn’t that what most of us are going for?

So how do you start?

Firstly, do some research. Figure out what you want so that you know what to ask for when you’re looking for a coach. I do recommend enlisting the help of a strength coach if you’re a beginner. They will help you develop good technique, and will show you how all of the equipment in the gym works – you never have to feel ‘silly’ in the gym again.

Once you’re familiar with the movements, you can get your coach to draw up a programme for you to follow to reach your goal.

It will be tiring, but it will definitely be rewarding.



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