Getting In Shape Before The Next Winter
So “winter’s coming” is the new trending word and while it may be due to the eminent release of the new season of Game of Thrones, fact is winter is really coming and won’t you like to fit snugly into your brand new parka?
Ok so how can you do this without really doing too much? Or even spending too much. Let’s chalk out a game plan based on your current weight. First classify yourself as either slightly overweight, moderately overweight or obese. If you fall into the last category, then this post is not for you. Go see a dietician, and get a personal trainer too. And if you aren’t so far lost then this post ought to help you realize your dream of looking swag in a parka from Canada Goose. Yup, the secret is extensive training with an elliptical trainer.
But first you got to get yourself one. And don’t go trusting salesmen in Walmart and the likes. Read up a few elliptical reviews and then make an informed decision. I can suggest a few brands worth looking into and even a website that may help you find the right one but at the end of the day it boils down to what you want for your needs. A little later on this.
So this is something called as HIT or High Intensity Training. The concept revolves around packing in so much of workout in as little time as possible such that your body expends a lot more calories and burns through existing fat quicker. Mind you, this kind of workout is actually very hard and arduous. You have to stick with it even if you aren’t getting immediate results. You will feel like a wreck the first couple of days or even weeks but do not give up.
What you have to do is alternate few minutes of non-intense workouts with very intense routines. See this article, it gives a really good detailed outline of HIT with elliptical.
Coming to buying one, like I said before, you have plenty of choices. Brands such as Nordictrack, Proform and Horizon are commonplace but then there are names you probably aren’t aware of yet. Take for instance Life Fitness or Weslo. It isn’t about the brand name as much as it is about durability and the options you get. Remember for HIT you need one that has a fairly advanced HUD. Something with built-in workout programs and completely customizable programs is what you ought to be looking for. Read a few elliptical buyer’s guide if you can before you get one though – it helps.