The design of the Open WODs: Find your limits, then go beyond them
The first thing you need to do when starting any training program is to figure out what your goals are. You will want to train with weights so that you can build muscle mass and get stronger. However, if strength isn’t your primary goal, then it’s not necessary to lift heavy weights every day. If you’re just looking to lose fat, then lifting light weights three times per week is sufficient.
You might think that you’ll have to choose between gaining muscle or losing bodyfat, but there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach. Both types of weight loss require different approaches and strategies.
If you’re interested in building muscle, then you’d better start doing exercises like squats, deadlifts, bench presses and chin ups. These are the most effective ways to build muscle mass. Other popular exercises include pullups and rows. There are many other variations of these basic movements, but they’re all good choices.
It’s also important to note that cardio is useless during fat loss efforts unless it’s done at the same time as resistance training (or even before). Don’t bother running for an hour on the treadmill. When you lose body fat, you have to work hard to keep it off in the long term.
Instead of concentrating on only one type of weight training, you should work in both curling and extension exercises. It’s important to work opposing muscle groups so that they can help each other out. For instance, work your biceps, then work your triceps. It’s also important to work opposing muscle groups so that they can help each other out. If you’re focusing on triceps, then your bicep is getting a break.
If you’re looking to lose fat, then all you have to do is burn more calories than you consume. Muscles burn more calories than fat, so the more muscle you build, the easier it will be to lose fat. You’ll probably want to avoid doing any exercises that involve large muscle groups.
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