Resistance training means working against a resistance. The resistance can be a weight, elastic band, body weight or gravity.more »
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Thursday’s Quiz: Should you do cardio before or after your resistance (bands) workout for best results?
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You’re tired, over scheduled, and quite frankly, maybe you just don’t want to exercise today, but you know you should. How can you get the best results in the least amount of time and effort? Studies and experience tell us functional resistance training will give you the most benefit. Try this:
- Tell yourself you only have to do 5 minutes of functional reistance training (like my 5 Minutes to Fitness Core Exercise Program). 5 will turn into to 10… 15….20. The goal is 20 to 30 minutes, 5 times per week. Work in 5 minute intervals.
- Do enough reps to get a muscle burn, hold the last rep for 10 to 20 seconds and move on the next muscle group. You can do this while getting dressed or brushing your teeth.
- Move fast enough to get your heart rate into a fat burning zone- for 30 – 40 year old male or female that’s about 125 to 160 beats per minute. Go to Mayo Clinic for a quick calculation of your target heart rate.
- Play some great pumpin music to get you going. Choose long playing songs, at least 5 minutes in length. I have suggestions here.
Doing these things will help you build more muscle, burn more fat, increase your metabolism, increase bone strength and decrease injuries. Doing cardio alone will only burn calories during and immediately after the activity. Functional resistance training will help you burn more calories all day and make you a fat burning machine.
Have fun, smile and start with a great, focused 5 minutes of training to change your life!
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