Weight loss and toning in the gym. And new fitness trends

How many how many fears, doubts, because we need advice when you start thinking about how to retrieve the physical form. Subscribe to the gym? And if ‘became big’? Put me on a diet? But if I put myself on a diet and I go to the gym I can eat more? And so on … To try to answer your questions we interviewed (and thank you very much for the lovely interview) Silvia Lagorio, National Fitness Manager at Virgin Active Italy (19 fitness centres in Italy). Here’s what we said about diets, workouts for weight loss, new trends in the field of aerobics, train your ABS, reduce your waistline …

The biggest fear for a girl who is thinking of enrolling in gym is “Oh I’ll do weights, I will become huge instead of lose weight …!”. Is a fear founded? A few years ago when it was still in vogue the culture of body building women’s image often associated with the human body builder was extremely muscolarizzata and has created the myth that the activity with the weights would “enlarge” women easily.

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Now I would say that this fear is almost disappeared, replaced by a greater culture on the effects of an activity with the right body weight. She loves having the lean physique but should know that this is not enough to get the cardiovascular activity, even a toning is essential to accelerate metabolism and thus to increase the daily calorie expenditure, together with a balanced diet. Important also that both toning program following multiple repetitions series preferring to high loads.

If I could share in percentage the importance of exercise and diet in a slimming programme as suddivideresti percentages? I believe much in motor activity then a workout program and constant in time allows even occasionally exceed the daily diet and enjoy the pleasures of the table. Everything clearly without exaggerating. 60% 40% training and nutrition.

Autumn is the season of ‘bounce’ in the sense that you return from holiday ‘relatively’ in shape and then between the cold, rain, problems … you let go and Christmas give the final blow. What are your tips for making sure that this is the year of ‘ bounce ‘ but the newfound form? Three us-practical tips-for those readers who have decided to do something … but I still do not know what to do … One of the downsides of this company is that it has lost the “taste” to move, thanks to a certain “under” culture that helped bind the movement at renouncement, fatigue, difficulty and saw that our society lives already particularly challenging aspects, what you would say is “but who makes me do?”

My 1 tip is to find a fix and intensity to the starting level, every woman should learn from industry professionals and learn about the types of activities to choose from then right to begin; 2° the Council which is a fun and engaging activities (carried out in the company in small or large groups)

3° the advice that is motivating and through which the woman may know your own body, limits and attitudes (is also the help of a Personal Trainer who can with an analysis and monitoring guide you in its path). With this awareness the woman finds pleasure in the move and the movement will become a habit that will forever.

What are the new trends and new fashions in women’s fitness world? Courses-level, new courses, workouts with weights or machines? The new mode at both courses of weight room are certainly functional workouts. All programs that encourage muscle development with small tools such as wires, elastics, kettlebels and tools with unstable such as Zero, coard board, the slow fit etc. ..and involving the main stabilising muscles (core) respecting the joint range of motion and their functionality based on objectives related to a better lifestyle or a sport …

The TRX (Suxpension Training) in particular is the new exercise of strength and muscular endurance with cables hanging from a basic structure that allow the person holding them to lift the weight of her body involving several muscle districts.

Do you know which is one of the questions we receive most often from readers? How do I streamline my legs? Then you turn the question and ask you: you can streamline your legs with your workout, or more or less slender legs are just a genetic matter? There is someone who has a better response on the basis of conformation (Android or gynoid) but all women can enhance, such activities as are those who develop cardiovascular capabilities with the use of the lower limbs (cardio vascular machine: tread mill (walk), climb stairs simulators, snowshoe hiking, bike, or group courses: cardio dance step, spinning, etc. ..) with the addition of toning activity always localized in the lower limbs. Very useful in this respect are all kinds of circuit training that have as objective to improve aerobic capacity and muscle together and you get to goal weight loss quickly.

Last question: belly and abdomen. Never figured out if you train your ABS is used to dispose of fat, or if only serves to tone and strengthen your muscles … whether it is better diet or exercise. In practice, how to get an hourglass (almost) vespa? If a person is overweight and has a lot of fat on the abdominal area, not enough work locally in the area “offending” should follow a balanced diet, training the abdominal muscles, but also perform cardiovascular activity and toning all muscles of the body.