A Brief Introduction
This article offers ten easy tips for people who'd like to super-charge their metabolism.
What are the ten tips to super-charging my metabolism?
... and that would be the combination of cardio and strength training. In this tip, its author would like to make it a point that cardio training should always be preceded by strength/resistance training workout. This is because the strength training needs that extra energy and endurance required by heavy weight lifting, while on the other hand, blood needs to be pumped back into those muscles (by cardio) after they have been broken down by the former.
Next off, we've got exercising in the morning. This tip is backed up by the statistic according to which 75% of the people who work out in the morning, also stayed with their fitness and health programmes. This is in stark contrast with the figure representing the people who worked out in the evening; and that would be: 25%. Not only does morning exercise prove a more efficient way of dealing with doing it, it also provides that extra kick most of us expect from that steaming mug of morning brew.
Thirdly: exercising at home is another great idea. A greater amount of people have lost the weight they were looking to lose at home than at the gym. This is because it is increasingly hard to come up with reasons of "not having the time" or "being too busy at the moment" when the gym is at home.
Fourth in line: exercising outdoor is a great way of bringing the elements into play. Other than that, an occasional change of scenery also prevents the exercise routines from becoming boring. However, if the case is that a person is working out indoors, a steady change of machines and exercise routines should do the trick, too.
Nextly, treadmills are better than stationary bikes. This is because weight bearing machines tend to expand more energy than when a person is sitting down. So accordingly, standing up burns more calories.
Number six: intervals or long, stead cardio? Intervals. This is because periodic high intensity training (when followed by moderate recovery) simply does the trick. In fact, it provides about 1.5x more efficiency than its counterpart.
Next, one set simply isn't enough. One set is fine for beginners, but once the person is past the adjustment period, the standards ought be raised to two to three sets per exercise.
Stretching is also important. And the best time to do it is during the workout training. Each routine ought to start with a five minute workout in order to increase the blood flow, and make the muscles more responsive. This is to say that stretching before or after the routine is fine, but the best way to roll is to make it a habit and stretch in-between the different exercises.
Next off, it is important to note that free weights are better than machines. Free weights will also build more muscles since they are more demanding in all respects. Unlike the machines, the free weights require the lifter to balance and stabilize his or her body.
And lastly: coffee vs. carbs? And the answer is carbs, obviously. Caffeine may be a fine trigger of fat burning energy, but all of its side effects (like headaches) work in favor of carbs on this one. This is why eating good quality carbs before each routine is a far better solution than pumping the system up with caffeine.