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Excercise vs. Exercise: What’s the difference + exercise FAQ

Excercise

Excercise is the most common misspelling of the word exercise. But, like they say “When in Rome do as the Romans do”.

This means that if you want to say excercise instead of exercise, go right ahead. Regardless of how the word is spelled the important thing here is that we’re getting enough regular exercise (or, excercise…however we’re saying it) to stay healthy and keep our bodies feeling great.

And, while we’re on the topic of exercise how about we do a quick FAQ about some of the most commonly asked exercise questions.

Sound good?

Fantastic. Let’s Dive Right In.

What’s the best type of exercise?

The best type of exercise is the exercise that supports whatever goal you are aiming for.

For building lean muscle tissue the best type of exercise is arguably resistance training with free weights, using large compound exercises. While not set in stone, a great repetition range to shoot for here is between 6 to 12  repetitions per set.

If running your first 5k is the goal, then the best type of exercise here probably isn’t resistance training. The best type of exercise is likely jogging. The goal here would be to  slowly add more distance to your runs, in order to build an aerobic base that will allow you to run 5km (3.1 miles) without stopping.

If losing weight is your goal then the best type of exercise is secondary to your diet.  However, talking all about weight loss nutrition is beyond the scope of this article, but high intensity interval training (HIIT) and resistance training are two great types of excercise that help promote fat loss.

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Should I exercise every day?

You can exercise everyday but if you’re going to do this it’s important to vary the intensity of effort each day.

In plain English this means that if you’re going to work out everyday it’s not a great idea to make everyday a really hard workout session. The reason for this is that your body will need to recover in between workouts, and if your doing one hard workout session after another you run the risk of getting seriously injured or burning out your central nervous system (CNS).

Outlined below is a simple template that you can follow if you want to work out everyday:

Day 1- Hard day
Day 2- Easy day
Day 3- Light stretching
Day 4- Hard day
Day 5- Easy day
Day 6- Hard day
Day 7- Light stretching

Do I need to join a gym in order to get a great workout?

Becoming a member of your local gym has many benefits, but isn’t necessary to get a great workout.

In the early 2000s a high-intensity at-home workout program swept the world by storm. This program was called P90X. You may be familiar with this program (or have even gone through it yourself). It really was the first-of-its-kind to show people that they can get very hard workouts right from the comfort of their home.

So to answer this question, no you don’t need to join a gym in order to get a great workout. There’s actually a lot of benefit that comes from working out from your home.

Note: Nothing against gyms. Joining a gym is a great workout option but due to circumstances may not always be an option for everyone. And, joining a gym certainly isn’t the only option for getting a great workout.

Can you give me a bunch of workouts to try?

Absolutely.

Listed below is a high intensity home workout guide containing 32 workouts plus their video demonstrations.

All the workouts in this guide are designed to be done from your home with just a pair of dumbbells or kettlebells, or even just your bodyweight. Of course, if you already belong to a gym you can absolutely rock these workouts at the gym.

But, just in case you don’t belong to a gym, these workouts will show you exactly how to get a great workout, right from the comfort of your home with very minimal equipment (or even no equipment at all).

Anyway, you can grab the 32 high intensity home workouts I found out the short form below:


Final thoughts on Excercise vs. Exercise

Regardless of how you spell the word it doesn’t really matter. The important thing is that you get enough regular exercise throughout the week to stay healthy, be able to enjoy  life the way you want to, and have energy to do the things you love doing.

Again, if you haven’t done so already I highly encourage you to grab the high intensity home workout guide with 32 awesome workouts that you can rock right from the comfort of your home.

You can grab the high intensity home workout guide by filling out the short form below:

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