Easy Workout Routines For Weight Loss

Posted on 12th June 2012 in Health & Fitness
Easy Workout Routines For Weight Loss

A workout routine is basically a prescribed course of exercise activities that is specifically designed to accomplish a certain goal. Let me make things clearer and I’ll give you an example.

The appropriate activities for people who want to gain muscle mass are different from those who want to lose weight or from those who simply want to tone and define their muscles.

These specific and goal-oriented activities or sets of exercises are what we call workout routines.

What Are Workout Routines?

Workout routines are typically made up of various exercises and activities which target various muscle groups and areas of the body. These exercises often fall under the category of aerobic, flexibility training and/or resistance training.

Aerobic activities include running, cycling, walking, swimming and dancing. These exercises that are strenuous enough to temporarily speed up your breathing and heart rate.

Flexibility training  activities are basically stretching activities like shoulder and chest stretch, adductor stretch and glute stretch that enhance the range of motion of joints.

And resistance training are those activities that aimed at improving the strength and function of muscles. Weight lifting and pushups are some of the most common examples.

Jillian Michaels Weight Loss ProgramSample Beginner Workout Routines

I believe that majority of people nowadays are aware of the benefits that come with physical activity. Although you are bound to get rewards from any type of exercise, there are certain types and levels of exercises which are deemed best for the achievement of certain goals; hence, the need for the right workout routine.

If you have decided to take up a workout routine, but you don’t know how to start, then you have come to the right place. Below is a sample beginner workout routine for weight loss that I have done myself when I first started out exercising.

Monday

    • Cardio exercise for 20-30 minutes
    • Total body stretch exercises
    • 3 sets seated rowing resistance band exercise
    • 3 sets bicep curls
    • 3 sets triceps dip exercise
    • 3 sets dumbbell front raises

Tuesday:

    • Mild cardio for 20 minutes

Wednesday:

    • Cardio exercise for 20-30 minutes
    • Total body stretch exercises
    • 3 sets crunches
    • 3 sets plank
    • 3 sets bent knee hip raises

Thursday:

    • Mild cardio for 20 minutes

Friday:

    • Cardio exercise for 20-30 minutes
    • Total body stretch exercises
    • 3 sets leg squats
    • 3 sets forward lunges
    • 3 sets lying leg abduction
    • 3 sets single-leg deadlift

Saturday:

    • Mild cardio for 20 minutes

Sunday: Off

Before you embark on any workout routine it is important to evaluate how fit you are for your chosen physical activity. Whenever you begin an exercise program, it’s wise to consult a doctor especially if you have some health problems and are aged 45 and older to avoid any injuries. Remember that the best workout for you is one that matches your goals, your preference and your current physical state.

Workout routines for weight loss are not only helpful because they help improve a person’s physical appearance through proper weight management. Aside from this primary effect, regular workout will also help lower your risk for chronic diseases and extend your life.

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