Lisa's Five Fit Tips that Get Results!
Over the years, we all adopt our own fitness routines and workout habits, many of which originate from as early as our high school years—workout regimens that keep us in the gym for hours and have us investing time and money into the latest fitness crazes. Little do most realize that many of these exercise programs miss the mark. Read below, as Lisa dispels some of the most common myths in fitness today.
Transform your body into a tighter, leaner, more defined body
The secret is to perform THREE whole body circuit style workouts weekly. Aim to complete your workouts in 30 minutes or less, always using good form.This is THE BEST way to keep your metabolism boosted and burning fat. Not sure how to do this? Check out The LynFit Leaner Lifestyle DVD Series today!
Do your cardio daily!
If you're serious about living lean and healthy, you need to perform cardiovascular exercise everyday. You don't need to kill yourself, but you do need to move daily. After all, you eat everyday, so you should move everyday! Walking, running, biking and rowing are all good examples of cardiovascular exercise. Performing 45-60 minutes of cardio is the key to fat loss success. However, if you’re simply trying to stay healthy, get yourself a pedometer and make sure you’re taking 10,000 steps a day. You've gotta move it to lose it!
Lifting weights won’t always add bulk.
You won't bulk up UNLESS you are overeating, and even then it's almost impossible if you're over the age of 30. Exercise is a science and as long as you train correctly you won’t add bulk. See Tip #1 for more details. We all need to lift weights at least 2 times a week to keep our bones strong, metabolisms moving and for anti-aging benefits.
Taking Zumba, Pilates and other exercise classes are not guaranteed to help you reach your fitness goals.
Of course it's always better to be moving than not when it comes to weight loss, but if you're serious about really changing your body-making it tighter, firmer and leaner, circuit style weight lifting and cardiovascular exercise is THE BEST workout regimen for transforming your body fast! Yoga or stretching is important to keep things in everyday working order, but when it comes to fat loss, one simple formula reigns supreme. Circuit style weight lifting + cardiovascular activity = RESULTS! This is a system that is backed by science.
Women shouldn’t lift heavy and men shouldn’t lift light. WRONG!
The truth is the best workouts includes a little of each. Heavy weights keep our bodies tight and toned and our bones strong. Lifting light weights helps create vascularity (blood flow) to our muscles, shuttling nutrients in and escorting waste and toxins out! The biggest mistake women make is not lifting heavy enough to produce the changes they want to see. Similarly, many men do not lift light weights often enough to generate muscle confusion. It's "the shock" that our bodies need to bring on results. Try adding a heavy set of 8-10 repetitions and a light set of 40-50 repetitions to your workout, and watch how fast your body changes!