This section provides simple exercise plans for weight loss geared to helping you "get in shape" -- to raise your metabolism, to improve the cardiovascular system, and to burn fat more efficiently and consistently. Currently, these exercise plans for weight loss only include cardiovascular training. Strength training will be added later. These exercise plans for weight loss do require a modest time commitment, roughly 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, which complies with the CDC guidelines guidelines.
Fat loss workouts need periodization
Each exercise plan for weight loss is built upon the concept of periodization. Periodization is a simple, but effective training pattern for any exercise plan for weight loss. An exercise plan based on periodization builds fitness, and promotes weight loss/weight maintenance. Each exercise plan for weight loss will increase intensity, and duration in a cyclical pattern. Why? You need to challenge your body constantly in any exercise plan whether for weight loss or not. As you continue in any exercise plan, your body becomes more efficient, and exercise becomes less effective for weight loss or weight management. To fight back, you need to increase the intensity or switch the exercise plan so you can continue with your weight loss. This is why variation in your routine is important, and why we build so many different exercise plans for weight loss. To get the most out of your routine, you have to challenge your body in new ways. This is why none of these exercise plans last longer than 4 weeks.