So, you want to use cardio to lose all that extra weight. I don’t blame you; cardio is an effective tool that will help you get in shape fast. But only if you do it right. Here are some pointers that will help you choose the right routine…
#1. – A good cardio routine has to be short and easy.
The main reason people fail to lose weight is because they over-complicate things.
You will only be able to succeed if your workout routine is short, so you can train regularly, and easy, so your current fitness level won’t be an issue.
You don’t need to train like Michael Phelps to get amazing results. You can use a high-intensity cardio routine to train 5 to 10 minutes, every other day, and still achieve your goals.
#2. – You need to see results fast.
If your workout routine is effective you should get results very fast. I am not saying that an effective routine will help you lose 20 kilograms overnight, that’s impossible. But, if you want to stay motivated, you should get fast noticeable improvements.
Most guys start very motivated but after a week or two, when they can’t perceive any advance, they quit. Every success, even if it’s small, will take you one step closer to your goal.
#3. – Lifetime results.
Many guys fall into a perverse cycle. They gain weight and start working out. When they reach their goal they quit, and gain all the weight back. Remember, we want to lose that extra load forever.
A good fitness program should be part of your lifestyle, forever. It has to be easy and simple to help you achieve consistency.
#4. – A good cardio routine should increase your metabolism.
Your metabolism is the amount of calories that your body burns just to keep you going. Most guys don’t know this, but the amount of calories you burn through your metabolism is more important than the amount you burn through your workout sessions.
When you perform low-intensity cardio you lose muscle mass, and that lowers your metabolism. On the other hand short high-intensity cardio routines will help you build muscle mass, and as a result, your metabolism will increase.
I have to confess, I am a lazy over-eater. Despite of that I was able to lose 20 kilograms of overweight, 10 of them in one month. Just by keeping things simple.
Simple things work, and they are able to stand the test of time.
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