Lose the Weights for Weight Loss

by : John Scott

Whatever you read about acomplia and , there is one constant. Acomplia on its own cannot reduce your weight. It is designed to work alongside a low-calorie diet and physical exercise. So what kind of activity should people adopt?

The idea of exercise for weight loss conjures up all kinds of different images. Although the main motivation for losing weight will be to improve overall health, body image grows in importance. Men tend to fantasise about pumping iron, harking back to their late teens when they were proud of their muscles. Underneath that bulging waistline lurks the old sixpack. The idea of weight training feels right. It will build up strength and endurance. They will feel like real men if they can bench press a few more pounds each visit to the gym. Women think about toning their muscles rather than going for the full Schwarzenegger look. This rules out the circuit training through several pieces of weight-training equipment and suggests aerobic exercise.

Who is right?

There are benefits to weight training but, on its own, it will do little to help you lose weight. The problem is that working out with weights is not usually aerobic. To be effective, the exercise must raise the heart rate significantly for not less than twenty minutes in any one session. The need is to burn calories, not to build muscular strength which, ironically, can cause a weight gain. Thus, either instead of weight training or alongside it, you should ride a bicycle, swim, jog or walk vigourously. The aim is to burn more calories than you consume. With a low-calorie diet and acomplia to help you feel less hungry, you should lose weight quite quickly.

One of the "weak" points when you are carrying more weight is the knee joint. The additional pressure can cause pain which makes you prefer the more static weight-training exercises. You need to discuss an exercise regime with someone who specialises in sports injuries. There are a number of exercises you can do which will help to strengthen the joint and reduce the pain. This involves stretching before and after exercise and perhaps wearing a brace while you exercise. If you are working out in a gym, make sure that you are using all the equipment properly. It may be useful to hire a personal trainer to learn a full range of exercises that will avoid any further damage to your knee. This means using the low-impact equipment of stationary bicycles, stair steppers, etc. working up to using a treadmill.

Whatever you do, be realistic. You cannot suddenly break world records for endurance. Begin with low levels of activity and only slowly increase the pace. If you start off too hard, you are likely to become stiff and sore. This will undermine your motivation. It may be a good idea to start off in a swimming pool. This builds up your strength without straining your knees although note that swimming itself is not a good way to lose weight. Once you have toned up your muscles, you can then begin a more serious course of aerobic exercise. In general, you should exercise at least three times a week. This, in combination with a reduction in the amount you eat, should see a real improvement in your health and a reduction of the risk of diabetes and heart disease. The most recent results from clinical trials shows people using acomplia losing visceral adipose fat and significantly improving the lipid levels in the blood stream. So reducing the carbohydrates in your diet and burning calories through aerobic exercise produces the optimum result for better health.