How to Work Out Smarter Instead of Harder

Chicago health and fitness expert Stephanie Mansour stopped by the Fox 32 Chicago studios to share tips on how to work out smarter instead of harder.

how to work out smarter not harder
In my work as a weight loss coach for women, I always advise my private weight loss coaching clients on how to get the maximum benefits from their workouts. If you’re going to be spending time exercising, it makes sense to do what you can to get the most bang for your buck.

To burn the highest number of calories, blast fat, and tone up, there are simple choices you make to boost the effectiveness of your workout routine.

But making the right choices can be confusing because there are always so many options. Most women want to see results instantaneously and they certainly don’t want to spend hours working out or waste valuable time doing the wrong thing.

If you’re anything like the women in my weight loss coaching programs, you might be asking yourself questions such as:

  • Which is best — working out with dumbbells or resistance bands?
  • Should you use machines at the gym or is it better to use your body weight?
  • Which exercise is better — lunges or squats?
  • What should I do to get rid of “muffin top” — crunches or lower leg lifts?

I stopped by the Fox 32 Chicago studios to play a game of “this not that.” Watch the video for tips on how to work out smarter instead of harder and see if you pick the right answers.

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