Who Says You Can't Train Yourself at Home?
by ariane.r on September 25, 2013 - 10:06pm
No need to go to the gym! Here are different exercises you can do at home in 15 minutes and burn calories for 72 hours.
Researches demonstrate that when you do a full body circuit, you are boosting your resting energy expenditure up to 72 hours post-exercises. If you increase your REE, you will burn calories days after your workout, which an aerobic training alone can’t do. Strength training is really important to achieve your weight loss goal. You have to take it slow so the proteins synthesis will help you to burn more calories. One set of the seven following exercises with a 30 seconds rest between each will complete your daily workout: push-ups, plank, bird-dog extensions, side plank and leg lift, triceps dips, lunges and squats.
I am a little bit skeptical about the “amazing” result that is supposed to happen at the end if we only do seven exercises for about 15 minutes. I believe that if you increase your REE, you will burn more calories but the author should mention more studies or sources that provide the choice of this special type of exercises. I mean, why am I going to do 15 squats? What benefits it will bring to me? And why would I do the seven exercises in this typical order? I am disappointed they don’t give us more information about who created the circuit and things like that. Also, they made a generalization because my body will not respond as the same as a women aged 40. Is this appropriate for all ages? They should talk about all this factors before telling anyone to do this program. But at the end, maybe I will try these exercises even if I am not sure if it is efficient or not. Doing something is better than doing nothing!