Push harder than yesterday if you want a different tomorrow.– Norm Kelly
General Fitness Related FAQ's
The number of days you need to workout depends on ones goals. It is advised to strength train 20 to 60 minutes, three to five days a week and making sure to take at least one rest day. For your cardio, you will want to get 30 minutes of cardio a day, 4-5 times a week.
You should eat every 2.5 - 3 hours. This will keep your metabolism up as we are inclined to overeat when we are overly hungry. Eating every 3 hours at a maximum will keep you from feeling overly hungry or overly full.
It is advised that you enjoy a balanced meal of protein and complex carbohydrates before workout within approx. 45-60 minutes to help give you fuel to get through your workout. This will help you to tone your muscles and push even harder.
It is advised that you enjoy a balanced meal of protein and complex carbohydrates after workout within approx. 30-45 minutes to help refuel your muscles from your workout.
No, if you start weight training you will not get big, bulging muscles. When you start weight training you will get stronger and build some muscle. If your percentage of body fat is high, you will not see any difference right away but you will feel it.
Definitely. More is not necessarily better. Beginners should take a rest day at least every other day, while those who are more active should consider taking a rest day after a very vigorous workout or alternate exercise programs so that you're working different muscle groups. You must give your body a chance to recover from the stress of exercising.