When it comes to workout routines, most people want to get fit for a variety of reasons. These include improved health, weight loss, less pain and risk of injury or aging, plus, of course, looking good. There are literally hundreds of different workout routines available. Some focus on strength training or aerobic training or both; others focus on flexibility, balance or endurance. However, when it comes to improving your health or losing weight, one of the best workouts is a combination of all three of those areas.
Exercise is any physical activity that improves or upholds general health and well-being and physical fitness. Among the most popular exercises are running, walking, weight lifting (including muscle groups such as leg and arm lifts), climbing stairs, playing sports like tennis and racquetball, swimming and cycling. There are numerous ways in which to improve your health by exercising. Exercise can help you lose weight because muscle groups that make up your bodies fat are toned and defined through regular use. It can also help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer, plus, strengthen and tone the immune system and your brain.
Unfortunately, this does not mean that you should overcomplicate your workout by trying to do hundreds of reps or sets in the same time. Instead of doing hundreds of reps, do five sets of ten each. That will be a total of sixty-five exercises. Now, if you only try to do five sets of ten each, that is going to take you an entire afternoon to complete. That will not only make it difficult for you to stay motivated, but it will also make it very hard for you to actually workout hard because it will be hard to keep all of those sets and reps in order.
If you choose to do multiple sets, that is even better! Squats can be done with five sets of ten each, but you can also do squats with three sets of ten each. You can change the weights between all of these workouts, but keep the same number of exercises in each set. Now that you have done one rep, you can move on to the next one and so on. You can complete these workouts in under twenty minutes per workout.
These are all great workouts that will get you started, but it is important to remember that your workout plan should be something that you truly enjoy. After all, you will have to stick with it for the long term, so don’t cheat yourself out of having a fun routine. If you think you don’t have the time to workout regularly, try doing a few strength training workouts at home. You can even do these from the comfort of your own home, on a computer, on the couch, or even right out the door while driving to work in the morning.
If you choose to overcomplicate your workout routine, you will find that you don’t get the results that you want. Instead of overcomplicating your workout plan, pick one exercise and stick to it, instead of picking multiple exercises and trying to fit them into your routine. If you do this, you will see results faster than if you try to overcomplicate the whole process.