"How much exercise to lose weight?" You ask. Believe it or not, it may actually be less than you think!
In this article I am going to talk about what I've been doing whilst on the Fit Yummy Mummy program. Before I started this program I thought that the more cardio I did, the more weight I would lose.
How wrong I was!
I'm going to talk now about what I do in the way of exercise to lose weight:
1. I do 15 minutes a day, 3 days a week of resistance training.
Resistance training involves using your body weight (or even free weights) to strengthen and build muscle. No, I'm not going to look big and bulky because women just aren't built for that, but men might go that way if they follow a good program!
The types of exercises I might do (this isn't an exhaustive list - you will need to check out the programs on my site if you want to know what you can do) are:
- Squats (different variations)
- Lunges ("normal" lunges and reverse lunges)
- Bench press and other exercises using dumbells
- Step ups
- Various core exercises
Of course I don't do all of these in one go. My routine only goes for 15 minutes, so I might do 6 exercises in that time with reps of 6-12 depending on the type of exercise (and how much it hurts!).
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2. I do 15 minutes a day, 3 days a week of intervals.
Intervals are great! They're effective - even more effective than doing steady state cardio! So if you're thinking that 30 minutes to an hour on the treadmill is going to do you any good, think again! Try 15 minutes of intervals and you will see much better results! Also, you will have more time to do other things!
My intervals might work like this:
3 minute warm up (if I haven't done resistance training on that day).
30 seconds high intensity
1 minute low intensity
I sometimes jump rope for the high intensity then walk on the spot for low. You can also try running (or even sprinting) for high, then walking for low.
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And that's all I do. That's a total of 90 minutes a week. I can do 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week, or 15 minutes a day, 6 times a week. As long as you do 15 minutes of each type of exercise, 3 times a week, then you will start to see results (in only 3 weeks I had lost weight and noticed some definition in my arms and legs - amazing!).
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