No one starts a workout routine hoping for mediocre results. So, how can you get the
maximum benefit from every workout?
Do some heavy lifting: The easiest way to boost your metabolism
is to build muscle. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Dr. Jacob Wilson recommends adding resistance training to your
workout to increase your metabolic rate and burn fat more
efficiently. Don’t want to wait in line for the weight machines?
Grab some free weights or use your own body weight for resistance;
both techniques activate a wider range of muscles than
Exercise your heart: Just because you’ve started lifting weights doesn’t
mean you can forget about cardiovascular training. Cardio burns calories,
improves heart health, and can be a great stress reliever. Adding high-intensity cardio bursts
to your resistance training can help preserve lean muscle mass and maximize fat loss.
Get into the groove: Blasting your favorite upbeat playlist is a great way to get your blood
pumping during a workout. But studies show that listening to music with a slower tempo
immediately after exercising helps your body relax and recover faster. Proper recovery is vital
to getting the most from your workouts.