BY FOLLOWING THIS GREAT GUIDE, STAY LEAN!
Working out alone, day after day, can easily get boring. You may find yourself quitting your fitness routine after just a week or two, and with no one to hold you accountable, you’re off the wagon again. A simple way to remedy this is to find a partner with similar fitness goals to work out with. Try some of these tips for working out with a partner to keep you on track.
If you want to burn off that excess fat, you should work on doing strength training exercises. They’ll build up muscle, though not only will these exercises burn calories while you’re going them. The more muscle you have, the more calories you’ll burn at a resting rate. It’s why when you don’t take in enough calories each day, your body starts to burn off your muscle rather than the excess fat. Your body tries to eliminate what it is using the most if you’re taking in less calories.
Sometimes it can be hard for to maintain a daily exercise regimen, but here are a few quick tips to help you stick with it.
- 1) Set a daily alarm or daily reminder on your phone to encourage you to exercise, make it encouraging and positive. Remember, this is something you want to do!
- 2) Set the reminder for a time when you usually don’t have anything pressing to do. Such as after you come home from work or right when you wake up or go to bed.
- 3) Remember, you can split your daily exercise to two 15 minute sessions. IT can sometimes be easier to find 15 minutes than it to find 30, so perhaps set two alarms during the day.
Don’t get stuck behind your desk all day. Unlike our railroad-laying, dawn-’til-dusk farming ancestors, many of us don’t have jobs that require physical labor. If this is the case for you, try incorporating little exercises into your workday. Set a timer on your computer to alert you every hour. Stand up from your desk and either do a lap around the office or a strength move. These little bursts can add up to a lot of extra burned calories over the course of aweek and month, or year.
Space out your workouts. You don’t have to exercise all at once, if it’s difficult for you. If you break up your workouts into four 15 minute chunks, at the end of the day, you’ve got an hour in. Sometimes, that works better for people who can’t sit still for an hour and exercise.
One simple (and cost-free) form of exercise you can do is pushups. Pushups are relatively easy to do. You just place both hands on the ground, spread shoulder width apart, both feet on the ground, and push your body upwards and downwards. Pushups are a great workout for your chest and arms.
As you can see, there are many great options for working out with a fitness partner. You will be more likely to stick with your routine and have fun in the process, by finding a workout buddy and incorporating some of these ideas into your fitness routine. Soon your and you partner, will be on your way to achieving your fitness goals.