Some of the latest research shows us that adding just a 5 minute cardio blast at the end of the workout improves results in strength gains and fat loss.
Step OFF the scale! All it tells you is what you weigh. Not where the weight comes from. You can have a lot of muscle and be heavier than someone of the same size or shape who has more fat!
Doing a 2 second pause at the end of the motion will improve your strength by overloading the muscle at point of contraction. Also stops you from using momentum.
Doing a pause when lifting helps you to not use momentum and assists in building strength.
Simple cardio you can do without machines are things like walking, jogging, swimming, jump rope, dancing. So find something fun and add it to your daily life. Even 15-20 min a day can assist with over all health benefits.
Exercise adds up like spare change! Doing 3 - 10 min workouts still has a lot of value to your health. So even if you do not have 10 min. to go on a brisk walk, break it up!
Follow the 80/20 Rule! 80% of your eating is healthy, Forgive yourself the other 20%
Take a day off for recovery. Take a walk, keep it light. Something less intense than your usual workouts.
Move a little every day at the same time, before you know it you will have created a new habit!
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