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Now’¦lets move on to today’s topic.
Most obese people know they need to exercise. But the question is, what is the most effective and safest way to begin losing weight?
You may be surprised by my answer.
I want you to begin with low intensity aerobic exercise to initiate the fat loss process.
Yep, I said low intensity aerobic activity and I said initiate (in other words…start the process).
However, I only want you to do low intensity aerobic exercise for the first 8 weeks. After those initial 8 weeks, just like if you did the same weight lifting program for 8 weeks…
Your body will adapt to the low intensity stimulus and fat burning will slow down.
If you don’t believe me, just look at the bored to death people that continuously do the same cardio workout day after day. Their body’s never change. They use the same machine, the same speed, the same incline, the same resistance, and the same amount time.
Can you say comfort zone?
I will not allow you to be one of those cardio zombies.
5 low intensity aerobic workouts a week. Anymore than 5, and you can run the risk of suppressing your immune function, thus getting sick, and missing workouts.
NOT what we want.
Also aerobic training can cause oxidative stress, so be sure to take in a lot of antioxidants from food to offset the oxidation in the body. If you’re not eating enough antioxidant rich foods, antioxidants can also be consumed via supplements. Here’s a link to an antioxidant supplement that I used and trust.
Do you think your workouts are only going to be comprised of low intensity cardio?
Not when I’m training you.
You’re going to start your workouts by lifting weights. I know what you’re thinking’¦my main goal is to lose fat, not build muscle.
You didn’t just say that did you?
Bad Live Leaner.
When your main goal is to lose fat, you always want to increase your lean body mass i.e. muscle.
When you add more muscle, your basal metabolic level goes up. This means you’ll be burning more calories even when you sleep.
Muscle is the only tissue in your body that burns calories. So the more active muscle tissue you have, the more calories you’ll burn, and the more fat you’ll incinerate.
After lifting weights you’ll then finish your workout with low intensity cardio. This is important’¦
Weights first. Cardio after.
Click here where I did a whole video on why lifting first and cardio after is extremely important for more effective fat loss results.
1. Workout 5 times a week: Each workout consists of weight lifting first, then low intensity cardio after. Do this for no more than 8 weeks. Once the 8 weeks is up, we’ll move you into an interval training program, like my Live Lean Afterburn program, to kick up the fat burning to the max.
2. Be sure to consume a lot of antioxidants to offset the increase in oxidative stress.
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