Do you want to lose weight? Then give running a try! But the question is, what’s the best way to go about achieving optimal weight loss? Running expert Sascha has several great tips for maximizing your training so you’ll actually see results if you’re running to lose weight.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE TO RUN TO LOSE WEIGHT?
You should change the content, length and intensity of your training: during the first stage, which lasts between 3-4 weeks, the focus is on slowly getting you used to working out on a regular basis. After your body has built up a certain base fitness level, you can and should increase the training stimulus.This will really ramp up the fat burning process.
1. RUN REGULARLY
You should start out running three times a week and then increase the volume to four or five times a week. In general, the more you work out, the bigger the results will be. “But make sure to listen to your body. If you need a break, take it,” emphasizes the running expert. If you don’t, this can lead to acute or overuse injuries.
2. FOCUS ON STRENGTH TRAINING
Unfortunately, it’s hard to reach your goal weight with running alone. Sascha explained that “the higher the percentage of muscle in your body is, the higher your basal metabolic rate will be.” Therefore, in addition to your running training, you should include at least one strength training workout per week either with free weights or your own body weight. The adidas Training app is a good way to strength train using your own body weight.