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Two Reasons Why You Need More Than Cardio Workouts To Lose Pregnancy Weight
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After you have had a chance to recover from childbirth you will be ready to begin working out, dieting, and losing pregnancy weight. Yet so many women begin their workouts without a plan in place. Trying to see what happens without a solid plan of action can lead to frustration and few results.

Most women do what they have overheard and simply do a lot of cardio as the best way for losing pregnancy weight. This could not be further from the truth. How many women claim to spend hours at the gym without seeing results? This article will explain why they are not seeing results and explain why cardio alone simply isn't enough.

Cardiovascular exercise is a great way for burning more calories but you need to watch what you eat to see results and lose pregnancy weight.

Even while doing cardio workouts, if you continue eating more calories than you burn then you continue to put on weight. Unfortunately many people have increased appetites after working out and they overeat. These extra calories cancels out the benefits of the cardio workout. Continue doing cardiovascular exercises but understand that this will only make up for 25% of your weight loss goals. Nutrition and eating controlled balanced meals make up for 75% of your success for losing pregnancy weight.

Your aerobic workouts should be supplemented with strength or resistance training.

Adding weights to your workouts will allow you to burn more calories during times of rest. This is because lean muscle mass requires more calories than fat. It is not necessary for you to bulk up and become a body builder but adding low weights with more repetitions will allow you to tone up and build some muscle. Full body exercises like burpees and core building exercises are also recommended over spot training exercises.

When performing your aerobic exercises make sure to do at least 45 minutes at about 70% of your max heart rate. This is the fat burning zone and 45 minutes will give your body enough time to start breaking down the fat cells for energy.

Interval training is a great way to combine both aerobic and strength training. Many gyms have begun to include interval training classes and other gyms are specific to interval training. These include popular crossfit gyms and boot camp classes.

Interval training works by changing the intensity and duration of the exercises to increase and decrease your heart rate. This type of training has shown to increase your endurance, improve your heart rate recovery time, and burn fat faster.

I also recommend interval training as a way to save time by getting your cardio and strength training all in one workout. Just make sure that your doctor has given you the ok and that you are able and fit for interval training. Due to its intensity level it probably best to wait at least six months after your delivery before doing interval training.

The combination of cardio workouts with strength training are ideal for losing weight after pregnancy. Just remember that your eating habits and nutrition will deliver greater weight loss results of losing pregnancy weight.

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