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Everything you need to know about hitting the Gym for Weight Loss

2020-05-25 | By: Snap fitness

Myth: Weight training will not allow you to lose weight

Fact: A well-rounded training program (weight training included) along with the right nutrition will allow you to lose weight 

Whether it started off as a New Year’s resolution, a challenge among friends or just a personal pledge to get fitter - we’re glad you came. Identifying the need for fitness in your life is the first step to a long, healthy, and happy life. While most people join the gym with gusto, this fades away shortly after. The biggest culprit for this is a tedious and mundane workout routine. As much as it is important to have a well-rounded workout routine, we strongly recommend switching it up! Finding the perfect weight loss formula is surely a process of trial and error. If you’re wondering  ‘what gym workouts are the best for weight loss?’, stay a while, we’ll help you demystify this.

Here are some guidelines for crafting the perfect weight loss workout plan for beginners: 

Fat Burning Gym Routine - If you are trying to lose weight, an ideal week at the gym would be packed with cardio, coupled with some weight training and of course an active recovery day. We suggest breaking a 7 day week down to  4 days of cardio, 2 days of weight training, and 1 day of active recovery. In addition, altering daily activities like taking the stairs instead of the elevator or walking instead of driving to your nearby grocery store could help you achieve your goal faster. While weight training, we suggest getting in more reps at a lighter weight without compromising form. You can also add some cardio exercises to keep your heart rate up while building lean muscles. Rest days are vital for muscle recovery and weight loss - DO NOT skimp on this. 

Full Body Strength Training Weight Loss Routine -  For efficient fat loss and gaining strength a full-body workout is a better alternative to a targeted program. An ideal weekly full-body workout plan would entail 3 days of High-intensity interval training (HIIT) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. You could incorporate full-body movements in your HIIT like burpees, rowing, sled pushes, running and battle ropes to name a few. On Tuesday and Thursday we recommend isolated target strengthening work like bicep curls, leg raises, calf raises, leg curls, weighted squats and chest press to name a few. Wednesday  of course would be an active recovery day- woosah folk! FYI active recovery could entail going for a hike, cycling, yoga, Zumba, pilates, and resistance band training. This workout program works best for people who are short of time, yet want results at the gym. 

The best part of creating your very own tailored workout routine allows you to cherry-pick workouts that appeal to you and motivate you to stay on track with your fitness goals. The best way to know what you like would be to experience all kinds of training regimes before you make your final choice. Attending group fitness classes is a great way to start sifting out what catches your fancy and what doesn’t. It is also a way to meet like-minded individuals who share your fitness goals. A lot of times, people tend to get bored at the gym, at Snap Fitness, we assure you that our highly skilled trainers will keep your heart rate pumping and your feet moving. All you have to do is show you a smile! 

Pro tip:

  1.  It is vital to understand your body, its limitations, and your health goals. 
  2. Keeping these three things in mind, find a workout regime by yourself or come down to a gym near you** and craft one with a personal trainer. 
  3. Voila! You have finally found your sweet spot. Now, stick with it. 

 Snap Fitness has a gym in Downtown, we also have a Motor City gym outlet, an Media City gym, and a gym in JLT.

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