Weight Loss Workout For Women – Finding the Perfect One For You!

weight-loss-workoutWomen have special needs, that much we can all agree to. When it comes to losing weight, that is an even more important fact. There are plenty of workout programs out there that can help you lose a lot of weight, and fast, but which one is right for you? All you have to do is look at what you need, what kind of workout you are looking for, and whether or not you are willing to use a pre-made, DVD style workout. Let’s take a look at everything as a whole, and then you can make a decision for yourself.

What Women Want

I was wary of extreme cardio routines and ones that required me to lift heavy weights. No woman wants to bulk up or lose their womanly figure, so how do you find a happy medium? What you should focus on are things that burn fat from your entire body, but ones that also focus on your lower body to keep your thighs and butt in shape. A woman’s shape is important, so make sure that you know what you are getting into if you want to preserve it!

Choosing A Workout

As a woman, you should focus on a workout that will give you a blend of muscle training and cardiovascular exercise, but doesn’t rely to heavily on each. A nice blend of the two will help you lose weight like never before, and keep it off too. More importantly, it should be centered around your lower body. There is nothing wrong with doing some upper body work, but a lower body workout is what will get your butt in shape and keep it firm.

weight_loss_exercises_for_womenYou probably also want something that will be easy to follow, even when you have a busy life that requires you to be on call for children emergencies, soccer practice, dinner, doctor’s appointments, and more. If it is too complicated, or too long, there is a good chance that you will skip a day here and there, but before long you will decide to take a week off and it’s all down hill from there.

What you should stay away from, on the other hand, is an extreme cardio workout that doesn’t do anything for your muscles. Simply burning off as much fat as possible will help lose your hips and thighs, which your significant other might not be too fond of. In a similar way, you are probably going to have to eat much more if you stick to a strength heavy routine. That only adds to the chances that you will build muscle, rather than lose fat.

If you want to try both separately, I can give you some quick recommendations. Do this strength workout three times a week and the cardio two times. For example: Strength on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Cardio on Tuesday and Thursday.

Strength

  • weight-loss-workout-for-womenPush Ups: 12 reps
  • Squats: 12 reps
  • Crunches: 20 reps

Do each of these in a circuit. Work up the reps as well as you improve. Do the three exercises, rest for 30 seconds, and then start from the beginning. You might have to just make it through one cycle the first time you do it, though. Don’t worry! It happens to everyone.

Cardio

  • Intervals on a stationary bicycle
  • 30 seconds on and 30 seconds of rest
  • Go all out for the 30 seconds!!!!!
  • Warm up and cool down for 5 minutes

Premade Workout Programs

Beachbody sells a variety of premade workout routines on DVD that will help you get into the best shape of your life. They range from the beginner to the most advanced athlete and surely there is something that can fit your needs.

Take a look at these programs:

  • Insanity

    • Insanity was created by Shaun T and is one of the most intense workouts that you can ever find. It is based on intervals that will have you  working hard for 3 minutes before resting. Pushups, squats, mountain climbers, hurdle jumps, and more are all a part of these intense routines. At about 45 minutes each, they are easy to fit into your day as long as you make time for them.
  • Brazil But Lift

    • Brazil But Lift, while perhaps not as intense as Insanity, is much more fun and focuses on all the areas that you want to keep in shape. I love the music that plays during the workouts and the instructor is always up eat and excited to show you what to do. These workouts range from 20 minutes to 45, but they are all fun and strenuous.

Whether you want to try a workout DVD or use bodyweight conditioning to keep your muscles in check, there are perfect ways to get into shape. Eating healthy food is always a good start, but a routine like one of these will get you much further. If you still need help with the diet, though, the Beachbody products come with diet plans with planned meals that can help you stay on a diet that will give you the best results.

Weight Loss Exercise Program – Top 4 Weight Loss Workouts!

Choosing A Weight Loss Workout Program That is Right For You

With the number of people asking about different weight loss programs, I thought it was time that I take you through the various options that are the most successful. Everyone remembers the Tae Bo frenzy that hit the world in the late 1990s, but many people, including myself, wanted more out of their workout program. If you want to stay away from gyms, but still get into incredible shape, there are a number of workout programs that can help you do just that.

All of the programs that I am going to show you are created by Beachbody, but that doesn’t mean that I’m just shilling for the company. It turns out, no matter who you are, or the current shape you are in, an athletic body without the health braproblems that you are facing is possible. P90X, Insanity, Brazil Butt Lift, and Turbofire are all great options, but they offer something different for each individual person.

  • P90X

    • p90x According to Tony Horton, the creator of P90X, this is the single biggest selling workout DVD set of all time. Horton even goes to congress to work on an individual level with our representatives. It is based around muscle confusion and consists of 12 different workouts. Over the course of three months, you will work on each muscle group in a way that keeps your body adapting, your metabolism high, and your heart pumping strong.
    • Three phases are a part of P90X, each with their own purpose. When you are trying to lose weight this is important. The nutrition plan allows you to lose weight in the first phase, build muscle in the second phase, and increase your endurance in the third. This program isn’t just about losing weight, it is about completely transforming your body.
    • The workouts can get long at times, though, and I had a hard time sticking with it. If you have the time in your day you can’t get a better strength workout. Once you graduate from P90X there is also P90X+ and P90X: MC2.
  • Brazil Butt Lift

    • brazil-butt-liftBrazil Butt Lift was designed just for the ladies among us that want to get their butt into shape, literally. The five workouts included in the program make sure that you stay moving and look better. Both of those while enjoying a Brazilian beat and dancing to some surprisingly catchy music.
    • The actual results are surprising. For many people, the workouts seem like they aren’t that intense. In comparison, they aren’t, but they are specialized. I’ve known plenty of women who had a problem with losing weight because they would lose their curves at a certain point. Brazil Butt Lift puts that worry to ease pretty quick. Everything focuses on losing weight and keeping your figure.
  • Turbofire

    • turbofire-workoutTurbofire uses High Intensity Interval Training to burn an incredible 9 times more fat than regular cardio workouts do. This is the closes program to the old Tae Bo tapes, but it is much more intense thanks to having a better understanding of what works to turbocharge your body into a fat burning furnace.
    • In three months, many people have lost 50-60 pounds. That sounds unbelievable, but even the most loud mouthed of men that I have convinced to try it have been impressed. The 12 workouts that you get range anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour, but even the 10 minute stretch DVD will keep you feeling better than you did before.
  • Insanity

    • insanity-workoutThis is my favorite workout program of all time. I’ve never felt better than when I was doing Insanity six days a week. I’ve told you about intervals a dozen times before and Insanity uses them perfectly.  Shaun T based this program around going all out for 3 minutes before resting. The combination of conditioning exercises here means that you will be in the best shape of your life and ready for any sport that you might want to participate in.
    • This is a two month program. The first month includes 5 workouts and the second month has 4. All of them, even the rest day, is intense. Push ups, squats, running in place, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, and any version of those you can think of, and ones you haven’t, put your body through one of the most intense workouts around. Shaun T is a track runner, but this kind of conditioning applies to any sport, and especially weight loss. I lost 20 pounds in the two months I was doing Insanity, and that’s not counting the muscle that I built from actually using my body.

Which One Is Right For You?

Choosing the right one for you can be tough. A lot of people obsess over the specifics of one or the other and never actually get started on a program. Once you get into the routine, any of these options will revolutionize the way your body looks. A lot of it comes down to your time, though. If you have time for the longer workouts of P90x, go for it. If you have specific needs for sports endurance go with Insanity. Brazil Butt Lift and Turbofire both offer a specific kind of workout for women. Think about what you want out of your routine and start one as soon as possible. Stick to a routine and I know that you won’t be able to believe the results.