Have you been struggling with weight gain? You’re not alone! Weight loss is easier said than done. Losing weight, reducing stubborn fat and toning up are common goals, but many of us have more questions than answers on how to start or adapt our exercise routines to effectively achieve these goals. While drastic lifestyle changes can help, it’s not as simple as eating less and exercising more. In fact, losing fat requires a strategic approach to working out.
Let’s review some exercising tips with dorra Slimming on how we can maximise fat loss and reduce stubborn fat healthily:
Make your workouts count
1. Start incorporating weights
According to dorra’s customer research, many think cardio is the way to go for slimming down. Several customers have rigorously followed a cardio workout routine such as running outdoors or on a treadmill, cycling and swimming but were discouraged when they saw minimal results for all the effort put in. There’s a good reason for this; research has shown that cardio alone is not enough. Instead, combining aerobic exercise with strength training is a more effective way of losing body fat.
With that said, it’s also time to get acquainted with weights. Adding resistance to your workout through strength training can help preserve muscle and increase the lean muscle you have in your body. This will also help ramp up the number of calories your body burns while at rest. Weight training is overall a great way to challenge your body and build that lean muscle for weight loss and a toned physique.
2. Make progress in your weight training
It’s great that you’ve started adding weights to your workout. Now what? The next step is to continue pushing your body’s limits by lifting heavier weights. If you’ve found that you can easily sail through your strength training exercises, it’s because your body has adapted to those weights and exercises. To prevent your weight loss from plateauing, you can change up your exercises, weights, repetitions and rest times.
Start increasing the difficulty of your training by using heavier weights. Additionally, you can play around with the weights and reps. Low reps and heavier weights can build muscle strength, while high reps and lower weights bolster your endurance. Your goal here is to build up enough intensity so as to have a challenging workout.
3. Add HIIT to your workout routine
HIIT, or high-intensity interval training is gaining popularity due to its many benefits. HIIT is a type of exercise routine made up of short periods of intense training alternated with recovery periods. It is known to be a time-efficient way to exercise and is great for weight loss because it increases resting metabolic rate, allowing you to burn calories even at rest. Better yet, HIIT is also an effective mood booster.
While there are specialised HIIT workout gear and gyms, HIIT workouts can be performed anytime and anywhere, making it a versatile form of exercise to fight the flab. Keeping in mind that HIIT is designed to maximise athletic performance in short bursts of time, dorra Slimming experts have found that the sweet spot for a HIIT session is between 20-30 minutes.
During these HIIT sessions, it’s important to engage in brief, high-intensity bursts of cardio followed by an equal or longer rest period. An easy-to-do example is 30 seconds to 1 minute of sprinting or running as fast as you can, followed by 1-2 minutes of walking. This cycle is then repeated for another 10 minutes.
4. Be consistent with movement
Being active is more than just spending a specific amount of time at the gym or a fitness class. When you keep moving as much as you can throughout the day, you add to the calories you burn and increase your metabolic rate. Even simple movements like walking, taking the stairs and even standing can add to your fat loss goal.
Increase your daily activity and movement levels with lifestyle swaps: use the stairs instead of the lift, walk short distances instead of driving or taking public transport, or take up active hobbies like joining a cycling group or rock climbing. Many of us are desk-bound due to work these days, but you don’t have to let that deter you from consistent movement. Take a 10-15 minute walk every 2 hours, invest in a standing desk, and if you’re always on a Zoom or phone call, you can have those meetings while standing or walking around.
Slimming down without sweat at dorra
If you’re not a fan of working up all that sweat, we’ve got you covered! You can still effectively say goodbye to stubborn fat with dorra Slimming. dorra’s Intense Fat Burning Slimming Treatment allows you to experience visible cm loss in just 1 session while lying down in comfort — because they do the heavy lifting for you!
dorra Slimming is an established tummy, hip and thigh slimming expert in Singapore since 2011, with award-winning fat-burning formulations and advanced body-shaping technologies. Take a look at their glowing customer reviews and make an appointment to get started with dorra Slimming’s weight and stubborn fat loss solutions today.