There are some people who work out every day because they enjoy it—but if you want to lose weight, do you need to exercise on the daily? This article will cover just how much working out it takes to drop pounds—and how you can best maximize your efforts to lose weight faster! There are some people who work out every day because they enjoy it—but if you want to lose weight, do you need to exercise on the daily? This article will cover just how much working out it takes to drop pounds—and how you can best maximize your efforts to lose weight faster!
Quality of Workout vs. Quantity
There’s a big emotional component to weight loss. For most people, working out every day of the week can create a resentment over time. It can even cause a disdain for exercise altogether. If you’re getting to the gym and working out seven days a week but you still aren’t losing weight, you may not be giving it your ‘all’. If you are simply going through the motions, you may not reach a high enough intensity to actually burn fat, which could result very little payoff. When it comes to working out, always choose quality of exercise over quantity. Here are some ways to get started, so every workout counts:
- Pick an exercise that works multiple muscle groups. You don’t have to work out every day when you can get really get a bang for your buck 3-5 days a week. Instead of working one muscle group at a time (which can result in a longer workout), go all out by sweating it out with exercises that target multiple muscle groups at once! Squats, lunges, sprints, and rowing are all excellent workouts that will rev up your metabolism and get you losing pounds in no time!
- Mind your diet. If you work out daily, shouldn’t you get to eat more? No! Some people make the mistake of consuming too many calories, because they’re working out so much. But, if you aren’t maximizing your workouts and overeating, you won’t see progress you long for.
- Choose high intensity over longer workouts. A shorter (30-45 minute) workout where you’re targeting your fat burning zone through high intensity strength training and cardio is more effective than a longer (60-90 minute) workout. Make your workouts count instead of exercising every day of the week.
You don’t have to work out every single day of the week to lose weight. By focusing on 3-5 high intensity workouts per week, you can more effectively burn fat, increase your metabolism and shed pounds!