How often should I exercise to tone up?

We’ve always heard this cliché: Have a maximum of 30 minutes of exercise at least five days a week.

Well, that’s an everyday cliché, with a lesser truth to it. According to the prestigious American College of Sports medicine ( ACSM), it says ” if you go harder, your exercise can be just 75 minutes in just a week to look more trimmed up”, how wowing ain’t it! In accordance with this refinement, the ASCM also expects you to add much effort for a maximum of three days in a week and give some more effort at least two days out of every week.

So your question may be, so instructor what’s the right amount for me?  It really depends on your choice, most fitness instructors call it the “determination”. First of all, it isn’t everyone who has the determination or the zeal to respond to the same exercise. We’ve got some who prefer the push-ups and others who prefer the cardio. You’ll also have to put in consideration your workout goals, for example, a Yoga training is way different from an intense training schedule.

Here are some good tips of mine that’ll be helpful in maintaining your time to exercise for your preferred body type:

  • If you do want to lose some pound weight: Well dear readers, in this category you’ll have to watch your diet and also make it consonant with moderate physical activity. Have a target of 300 minutes of minimal or intense exercise per week. And yes, there have been instances of people losing pound weight fewer than 300 minutes of exercise per week.

The crux of this discussion is, you literally need to burn more calories than you take in. And for a good number of people, there has to be more consideration in cutting calorie intake, than consuming a large number of supplemental calories.

I reckon you also add resistance training in addition to your cardio exercises. Strength training builds your muscle mass, which increases your basal metabolic rate, meaning even while you’re at rest you’ll still be burning calories. You’ll also have to consider, changing your exercise technique from time to time, so that you can keep giving that challenge to your body.

  • Secondly, if you do want to have a slight trim to your body: Be vigorous in your intense training and also resistance training and make sure you do keep your cardio-exercises at 150 minutes in a week. Your muscle tone does not depend only on the muscles but also on the number of fats on top of the muscles. Some little bit of crunches might get you the six-pack abdominal muscles, but for most normal people of weight, the muscles may not be quite noticeable, unless if the body fat levels are quite small.

You’ll have to start by supplementing resistance training two to three days per week. When you’re ready to increase the intensity, set apart another day for strength training, having a focus on each muscle group twice in a week.

  • Thirdly, if you want to be ageless in physique: You’ll have to be always active and stay active. Watch your diet and have an exercise of 150 minutes of minimal intensity, in addition to an increase in your resistance training twice per week. Make sure you also stretch after each practical exercise, which would make you more active and also prevent you from having injuries.

Having this goal helps to improve your lungs and your cardiovascular system, also preventing the development of insulin deficiency, giving you a more healthy weight and also helps you to avoid severe inflammation.

According to Ben Quist, a physical therapist and strength conditioning specialist, he also recommends you do some cross-training, which means doing a range of activities during your exercises (watch the video below). This helps to reduce the boredom and also helps to improve the body. Doing different physical activity at a certain time also helps to employ different muscle groups. You’re also less probable to develop an injury. Since doing the same pattern of exercise daily can wear up your joints and ligaments.

In conclusion, do not think eating and exercise are separate topics or issues. Surprisingly, they’re very connected. There are so many individuals who think having intense exercises, perhaps daily, is an avenue to eat whatever you like daily. To learn how to measure up your food intake and how you wish to have your body or overall health to be by your daily exercises.

About the Author Dumbbellsgeek

Hey! My name is Paul Sheldon. I live in Nashville, TN and I love all things related to sports. Naturally I love workking out and I do it every day. If you want to talk feel freee to hit me a message or if you happen to be in Nashville we can get a coffee, I know a great place. Peace!