Stay Fit with Only 150 Minutes of Working Out per Week 



When  it  comes  to  training,  what  matters  most  is  the  intensity,  and  not  the  duration.  An efficient  30-minute  training  routine  can  be  just  as,  or  even  more,  valuable  than  an  hour-long sweat  stint.  What  matters  most  is  how  you  tailor  your  exercise  regimen. 

Your  workouts  should  consist  of  a  blend  of  cardio  and  resistance  training  to  get  the  most  out of  your  half-hour  training  spell.  For  example,  a  celebrity  fitness  coach  designs  30-minute training  sessions  consisting  of  20  minutes  of  resistance  training  and  a  10-minute  cardio workout.

Also,  performance  enhancements  can  help  you  reap  the  most  out  of  the  30-minute  workout, more  so  if  you  are  aiming  to build  muscle.   

The  American  College  of  Sports  Medicine  (ACSM)  suggests  20  minutes  to  one  hour  of medium  intensity  cardio  training  for  at  least  three  days  a  week.  These  workout  times  are  not only  useful  but  also  essential  to  acquire  vast  health  benefits.  Here  we  are  talking  about excellent  sleep,  improved  moods,  and  improved  energy  levels.   

Additionally,  the  ACSM  also  recommends  flexibility  and  resistance  workouts  three  days  per week,  with  a  significant  focus  on  the  main  muscle  groups.  In  fact,  according  to  one  fitness expert  from  ACSM,  a  perfect  training  routine  should  be  a  blend  of  stretching,  resistance,  and cardio  exercises. 

Physical  therapists  promote  the  idea  of  an  all-around  fitness  session.  Nonetheless,  you should  tweak  the  sessions,  either  by  switching  gym  equipment  or  by  trying  different exercises  altogether.  The  main  agenda  behind  this  line  of  thought  is  to  avoid  hitting  a plateau. 

So,  what  variables  should  you  look  at  when  implementing  that  30-minute-a-day  workout? 

Intensity 

Different  training  techniques  bring  forth  different  intensity  levels  to  your  body.  In  short,  the harder  you  push  yourself,  the  less  time  you  need  to  work  out.  High-intensity  workouts  are bound  to  speed  up  your  heart  rate.  In  fact,  health  experts  say  that  a  minute  of  robust physical  activity  is  equal  to  two  minutes  of  moderate  training.  Additionally,  energetic  workouts  are  better  for  afterburn;  this  means  that  even  after  your workout  session,  your  body  will  continue  burning  calories. 

Fitness  Targets 

Fitness  goals  vary.  If  you  are  trying  to  keep  fit,  150  minutes  of  exercising  per  week  is adequate.  On  the  other  hand,  if  you  are  targeting  muscle  growth,  shedding  extra  weight,  or improving  your  endurance  levels,  you  should  consider  stretching  your  workout  regimen  to  at least  an  hour.  However,  as  previously  discussed,  intensity  is  still  critical.  If  you  are  working toward  tricky  targets,  both  the  time  and  power  of  your  training  routine  play  a  considerable role. 

Your  Health  Status 

Health  is  a  vital  factor  when  it  comes  to  balancing  workout  times.  A  half-an-hour  workout  can maintain  a  healthy  and  fit  body  only  if  you  are  eating  right.  Try  to  find  a  balance  between  the number  of  calories  you  consume  and  the  number  of  calories  you  burn. Additionally,  if  you  eat  excess  junk  food,  don’t  expect  to  burn  all  of  it  off  in  the  next  training session, as this is not how burning calories works.  



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