Are you losing weight at all? The best way to keep weight off is to lose a bit at a time so it stays off, and you don't say if you're getting anywhere or getting nowhere. I would ask, if this exercise is new to you, meaning you weren't doing this before, do you notice anything positive happening in the shape of your body?
You say you watch what you eat! but you didn't state what the diet menu is and the calories.
at the gym do weights first and cardio last. Doing cardio first you become tired and then it's harder to do proper weight training.
Try the following routine!
The Peak 8 routine it will quickly raise your heart rate 8 times for very short bursts, with a cooling
down period in between. Ideally you’ll be sprinting or cycling full throttle for 30 seconds with a 90 second cool down in between each outburst.
This is the fastest way to lose fat and build muscle in the body. Peak 8 actually stimulates the growth hormone in the body. I encourage you to visit Dr Mercola’s site to learn more about Peak 8 fitness
because I personally feel that it is one of the best ways to exercise, especially considering the speed at which you can lose fat and build muscle.
I highly recommend you read this article and watch the videos on the page. It will give you all the
information you need to know about Peak 8 – Flood Your Body With This “Youth Hormone” In Just 20 Minutes.
What you eat after Peak 8 training does matter It’s recommended that you do not eat sugar or carbohydrate for 2 hours after the Peak 8 exercise
because these foods can impact the release of the growth hormone in the body. The links are
Figure your heart rate by this formula
The Karvonen Formula is a mathematical formula that helps you determine your target heart rate zone.
The formula involves using your maximum heart rate (MHR) minus your age to come up with a target heart rate range (which is a percentage of your MHR). Staying within this range will help you work most effectively during your cardio workouts.
First thing in the morning before you get out of bed have a clock with a second hand and check your resting heart rate then figure your rate by the Karvonen Formula
The following link will help you figure your heart rate by the Karvonen Formula.
You burn 30 percent more fat from doing cardio after a weights session as opposed to cardio on its own.
You can buy a heart rate monitor to wear at the gym costs about $30.00
Try doing your cardio training last. Also start doing interval spurts. (really fast for 1 min, slow for 2 mins). Change your diet. Low carbs, high fat and protien.
You know over time they change and recommended different routines. My routine it seems I've been doing forever. Mon.- Fri I do kettle bell cardio and
Mon. Wed. and Fri. I do strength training.
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Thanks Nick, I'm turning 71 and I think I look great! But I will check it and get back to you about my thoughts on it. Sometimes change is good!!
P.S. I'll be away from a PC for about 1 week Then I'll check it out.
Are you lifting heavy? That's what is really going to torch fat.
I dedicate a certain day for a body part. I'll lift accordingly for 45 mins-1 hour and then cool down with 10-30 mins of sprints. I also have 1 or 2 endurance days where I run distance for an hour or so.
You need to mix up your workouts weekly, otherwise your body gets used to them. Also, diet is more important than exercise. You can't outrun poor nutrition. CARB UP! Complex carbs are good for you--whole grains, sprouted grains, brown rice, etc...
You need high carb pre-workout and high protein post workout.