I weight 242 lbs (110kg) with 5' 9" (182cm). I want to lose weight.
My workout the last month was to walk an hour every other day.
Right now walk doesn't make me feel tired, so I run. But I can only run a litle until I feel tired, not more than 10'-12'. My cooper test is 1500m, given I am 29 my score is "bad" accordign to wikipedia.
I watched videos of bodyrock.tv and sixpackshortcut.com and they talk about doing afterburn workouts.
They say that if you workout intensily for a short period of time, you boost your metabolism and burn a lot of calories in the rest of the day rather when you are working out.
This workouts last very few minutes, something like 5 to 20 at the most.
This is an example of a workout that last 7' http://www.bodyrock.tv/2011/12/07/the-one-that-got-away-workout/
this is the Workout Breakdown of that routine:
- 8 rounds of 20'' work + 10'' rest doing: MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS and SPLIT LUNGES
- 50'' PLANK BUTT SQUEEZE
- 50'' PLANK
- 50'' REPTILE PUSHUPS
I am a litle skeptical about doing it.
First of all, most of the exercises are very difficult to me, since my weight and current strenght are not the best right now.
Second, it sounds too strange that if you only workout for 20' every other day you are going to loose weight.
The question is: Is this kind of workout right for me?