I wasn’t ever much of a gym rat. I was track and cross country in high school. Since then, I have had two kids, been in the Air Force for 12 years and have definitely gotten out of shape. Finding a workout program that would fit my goals of getting rid of the gut, and overall body fat, and gaining muscle and strength is hard to find that is as spelled out as you made this. I am starting today. I have restocked my kitchen with healthy foods, and will be cutting out the beer intake as much as possible. I created a log book and will be able to do all of this no matter where I go so there shouldn’t be any excuses. I am 5’7 and 200 lbs and looking to cut inches of the waist while getting bigger in the places that are supposed to be. lol I will return in a month to give an update. Thanks man.
It’s also important to consider why you want to exercise twice a day – is it a logical way to reach your weight-loss goal or are you simply addicted to working out? According to research from the University of Southern California, exercise addiction affects three per cent of us, and increases the risk of injury or illness. Clocking up extra hours doesn’t signal a problem, but if it’s accompanied by withdrawal symptoms, such as irritability, you should consider cutting back. ‘Rest between double-workout days is crucial,’ adds Hayley, ‘Exercise twice a day every day and you’ll fatigue quickly, not to mention increase your risk of burn-out.’ The right amount of recovery – not only between exercise days, but sessions, too – is key. ‘You need to leave a minimum of four to six hours between sessions to recover fully,’ warns Jéan, ‘and the dedicated approach to your health needs to apply to all aspects of your weight-loss journey, which includes staying on top of your nutritional needs and getting adequate amounts of sleep.’ So the harder you work out, the longer you’ll need to recover.