When you do aerobic exercise, both carbohydrates and fat are used as an energy source. At the beginning of your exercise, carbohydrates are used more. As your exercise continues past 20 minutes though, the utilization rate of fat increases and the utilization rate of carbohydrates decreases.
Therefore, the notion that you must do at least 20 minutes of aerobic exercise to see results is misleading. It’s just that at least 20 minutes of aerobic exercise will be much more effective at burning fat.
To maximize fat burning during your workout, don’t eat any carbs for 2-3 hours before your workout. Additionally, if you do 10 minutes of light weight training before you do cardio, fat will burn more easily.
Remember, diet makes a difference. Let’s say you’re consuming more calories per day than you’re burning. If you’re working out, your muscles are going to get bigger.
If you’re consuming less calories per day than you’re burning and you’re working out, you’re going to get thinner. High protein foods are good options if you’re looking to get bigger muscles, too.
If you’re new to working out, be reasonable about how much time you allot to exercise. A 60-minute set won’t be sustainable for a beginner. You won’t finish the set, get angry with yourself, and potentially leave the idea of exercise altogether.
Many fitness gurus now have YouTube channels or Instagram accounts that can allow you to get a sneak peek of their teaching style. Do a little investigating before deciding on a teacher; the wrong one could put you off your fitness journey entirely.
Here are our recommendations of the top workout DVDs on the online market today. Let’s get you sweating!
※These rankings were decided based on user reviews and popular rank lists from Amazon gathered on August 14th.
Shaun T’s Focus T25 DVD Program
You Are Your Own Gym
Jillian Michaels Body Shred
Cardio Abs DVD
3 Week Yoga Retreat Workout Program
INSANITY Base Kit
Core Secrets - Full Body Challenge
Island Girl Dance Fitness Workout
Billy Blanks: Ultimate Bootcamp
Zumba 101 Workout DVD
An Intense 10-Week Workout Program for Novices
A Bodyweight Fitness Box Set for All Levels
A 60-Day High Intensity Endurance Program
Ab-Focused Interval Training
Yoga School for Beginners
Two Months of Body Transformation Hell
A Full-Body, Core-Focused Cardio Blast
Tahitian Toning Cardio Moves
Martial Art Training with Billy Blanks
Dance Party Workout for Busy Beginners
|Workout type||Cardio, HIIT, stretches||Calisthenics||Muscle training, cardio||HIIT, abs||Yoga||Plyometric drills||Strength and agility||Dance (hip hop, cardio)||Cardio, muscle toning||Zumba|
|Program length||25 min. each||10-20 min. each||30 min. each||4-28 min. each||30 min. or less each||20-60 min. each||45 min.||Not provided||60 min.||30 min. each|
|Extra features||Quick start guide, nutrition plan, workout calendars, resistance band||No equipment needed||Workout calendar, meal plan, fitness guide||-||Eating guide, workout calendar, pose tracker, quick start guide||Nutrition guide, workout calendar||-||-||-||-|
|Workout type||Cardio, HIIT, stretches|
|Program length||25 min. each|
|Extra features||Quick start guide, nutrition plan, workout calendars, resistance band|
|Program length||10-20 min. each|
|Extra features||No equipment needed|
|Workout type||Muscle training, cardio|
|Program length||30 min. each|
|Extra features||Workout calendar, meal plan, fitness guide|
|Workout type||HIIT, abs|
|Program length||4-28 min. each|
|Program length||30 min. or less each|
|Extra features||Eating guide, workout calendar, pose tracker, quick start guide|
|Workout type||Plyometric drills|
|Program length||20-60 min. each|
|Extra features||Nutrition guide, workout calendar|
|Workout type||Strength and agility|
|Program length||45 min.|
|Workout type||Dance (hip hop, cardio)|
|Program length||Not provided|
|Workout type||Cardio, muscle toning|
|Program length||60 min.|
|Program length||30 min. each|
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