Ask an expert
Question

20 Jul 2005

The right program to lose weight
I've recently joined a gym and a consultant designed a program for me according to my needs, which is toning ad losing weight. the problem is that i don't find the exercises challenging at all. i do lunges, circuit training, and rowing. at the end, i've hardly worked up any sweat and my fear is that i won't reach my goals at this rate. what exercises do you recommend for losing weight and toning?
Answer 348 views
Expert
FitnessDoc
fitnessdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Funkydredz,

You cannot "rush" weight loss and muscle toning, as your body has certain physiologic limits in which to burn fat and build muscle. Consultants are trained in what they do, and I would give the present programme 4-6 weeks before switching to another. My only suggestion would be to switch the rowing with another cardiovascular exercise that is more challenging for you: like running or spinning. A healthy diet -and eating less calories than you burn during exercise - can accelerate weight loss from fat, which can also make you look more "tone" because there will be less fat hiding those shapely muscles!

Good Luck and BE PATIENT! Good things take time.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
32% - 9428 votes
No
68% - 19896 votes
Vote