With a new work out system or fitness gadget coming at us daily, it can be hard to figure out and know what is really effective and worth our time. It seems that each fitness expert out there has their own theory, but in the midst of all those theories, you can clear away the clutter just by realizing what working out really is supposed to do for you.
So, What's the best exercise plan? Well, the best workout regimen is one that addresses nearly all aspects of fitness, not just one. A good workout regimen, and by regimen, I mean what you do on not just one day, but for your entire workout week, should address and improve the following:
You can even get all of that in one workout if you're doing the right thing. Martial arts classes are great for improving all of the above, and so are interval training and certain boot camp work outs where the exercise selections are tailored to meet all of those elements.
Are you addicted to a particular type of exercise? I know Spin and Step junkies from way back, and everyone knows how runners get addicted to running (in a good way). Nothing wrong with having a fave, must-do exercise, but just make sure that you're also getting in exercises that are a bit different from your favorite one on your alternate days. In other words, don't just spin/bike/run/box, etc every single workout. Make sure there are days where you are training your body in different disciplines and in a different way.
So, enough with just weight training, only doing cardio or just taking yoga, etc.
Either find a workout that is varied enough to train your body as completely as possible, or mix it up throughout the week.
That way, you've got it all covered!