To lose weight have to perform strength exercises. Personal trainer explains why.
Everyone has circumstances and needs, when you need to lose weight, and standard responses to such a request often does not work. But we can give you some advice: take time to strength training, even when you want to lose weight. “If within a certain time we have to devote time to the power or cardio, then I would choose strength exercises, though still better to combine both kinds of loads. And if you have time, I always recommend to devote the most part of strength training, says Juan Ruiz lópez, Director of the center that bears his name. I’m more for strength training than aerobics. I think weight training is much more effective when it comes to aesthetic goals and outcomes in health”.
Therefore, if your current sports routine includes a lengthy cardio and just a few minutes strength exercises, then Lopez suggests to change the approach is exactly the opposite or even increase the time power loads. Lopez talks about the benefits of strength exercises and in the case when a workout goal to reduce weight: “weight training increases muscle mass, and muscle mass speeds up metabolism. If metabolism becomes faster and fat burning will be more effective.” In addition to the aesthetic component, the expert highlights health benefits: “Increased muscle mass is directly related to improving the quality and duration of life. When we grow up, some of our problems arise due to lack of strength, not resistance. In addition, weight training is recommended to women as the prevention of osteoporosis.”
Of course, after a sedentary lifestyle, cardio training will bear fruit, as the accumulated reserve will contribute to a good result. But increasing physical activity is important to begin to devote time to strength training. Important: strength training is exercise in which resistance is used for muscle contraction, therefore, a great classic power loads include squats, swings, push-UPS and plank. This type of exercise does not have to include the use of weights and a dumbbell, but Lopez points out that when weight training becomes a routine, the extra weight should add to increase the intensity. There is one important caveat: athletic routine should be changed every three to four weeks for best results. “If you keep doing the same thing, the body gets used to a repetitive stimulus and will not show new results. When we first performed certain exercises, first they require a lot of effort, but gradually it becomes easier.” So it turns out that you still need to look at the benefits of strength training to maintain health and weight loss.
Text: Ana Morales
According to the materials of vogue.es