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After training, your blood is pooled in the extremities, and the heartrate is elevated. You need to cool down to bring your heartrate back down to resting level and to enable your blood circulation to regulate. If you stop abruptly, you could faint or place undue stress on the heart. Just do some simple stretches to help relax the muscles and increase flexibility.
Mornings before breakfast, may be the best time as your glycogen stores within the muscles and liver are at their lowest, and this causes the body to look for other sources of energy, i.e., fat stores. But best times are when you want to – generally.
Try going for lower stances but don’t exceed the 90-degree knee angle limit. Try to practice the routines continously without breaking, eg, increase to 2 sets continoulsy per session, and then 3, then 4 … Do power training – the punches, but don’t exceed one minute at a time. Power training is considered advanced, and should not be attempted by beginners.
Are you kidding? NO! Spot reducing is a myth!
Since muscle weighs more per volume than fat, and you want to have firm muscles throughout your body, you may weigh more than you thought was average for your height and build. There is no ideal bodyweight. While some body fat is essential to sustain life, it is generally thought that a healthy bodyfat percentage for males is 8-20% and for females is 13-25%.
Yes, if you have the self-discipline to set yourself a regular regimen of training at least 3 times per week, of 1 hourly sessions. and adhere to it! NO, if you’re lazy. Here’s a guide below: Read more
Yes. You should be able to talk without gasping while training at your optimal intensity. If you can’t, you should slow down your training pace.
Use this formula: 220 – Age X percentage intensity level. Eg., for a 20-year old, the target heart rate at 60% or 80% will be:
- 200 x .60 = 120 , or
- 200 x .80 = 160.
You are burning when your body is exercising within its aerobic range. You should be burning fat instead of carbohydrates after 20 minutes in your aerobic zone. Your muscles will continue to burn fat after both aerobic or anaerobic (muscle training) exercise. According to recent studies in regards to fat burning, a moderate intensity workout works best. If you are exercising at a heart rate equal to about 75% of max, your fat burning will be between 0.5 grams – 1.0 grams of fat per minute for a 45kg to 90kg(100 to 200) pound person respectively. Fat burning will increase by another 10% roughly after one hour of continuous exercise – for fit people. Those less fit will burn more sugar and less fat.