When training to lose weight I used a supplement called Xenadrine EFX, this increases fat reduction when training.
At home; I bought some exercise machines for my home workout, I bought two advanced machines which were a "rowing machine" and a "tread mill" these two particular items can cost more than people are willing to pay, so there are other options, if you look in catalogues you can find less advanced products which will tone the same muscles. Also for when training at home I bought some simple products such as an "abdominal trimmer" a "skipping rope" and some "dumbbells" the "dumbbells" are not an essential item because they just strengthen the muscle beneath the layers of fat.
At the gym; Cardiovascular training is the big achiever most gyms should have a "step machine", "rowing machines", "tread mills" and "exercise bikes" obviously the machines at the gym will be more advanced and you should achieve better results.
When losing weight set yourself a target (E:G: if you weigh 12stone then set your target to 11stone) and carry on doing the same that way every time you reach your target you can reward yourself with something. When your desired weight is reached DO NOT go back to an unhealthy life style it will only put the fat back on. Another mistake which people make is when they look at themselves in the mirror and see that their stomach hasn't flattened they decide to give up don't do this because when you are training you will only burn off fat where you last put weight on.
Sticking to a healthy lifestyle and a regular workout is the key to your desired physique. Follow my training guides which I have set-up for you and adjust them to your liking these will help achieve a good foundation physique. I started to lose weight by working to my "training guide for the beginner". Motivation is a key factor in my case I was knocked down by a car and was disgusted with my physique, the other training guides which follow are for progression in a body builders physique and are set to build muscle so if you just want to lose weight stick to my "Training Guide for the Beginner".
There is a lot of misinformation in the weight loss and fat burning industry about sit-ups and how they affect your stomach and waist area, and whether you can loose weight by doing them or not. Most people will begin doing sit-ups when they feel like they need to loose weight and burn fat under the assumption that the more sit-ups they do and the stronger the "burn" after doing them the slimmer they will become and the more overall weightloss and fat burning they will achieve. This really is not true (no real weightloss or fat burning will happen) because doing sit-ups is just like doing barbell curls for your arms in that you are working the abdominal muscles underneath your layers of fat tissue on your waist, and just like with barbell curls you will strengthen the muscles that you are working (in this case your abdominal muscles) and those muscles will become bigger and firmer just like with your biceps muscles after doing barbell curls after a while (to loose weight a good dieting program must be followed).
However, the fat tissue on top of your abdominal muscles will not magically disappear just because you are strengthening the abdominal muscles that sit underneath, just as you will not get slimmer arms from doing barbell curls (weightloss and muscle strengthening are two different things). To begin to loose weight from your stomach area you need to follow a good fat burning dieting program rich in nutritious foods and a good low impact exercise program should also be used on a daily basis. You cannot spot reduce and you can never make one part of your body loose weight only, you can only begin to loose weight from all over your body and your body will burn the fat first where it was placed on last. Indeed, last on first off is the rule of weightloss and fat burning.
A good tip for when losing weight is to take up two or more hobbies, I have found the best hobby to use when training to lose weight is swimming, not only does it burn fat it increases your stamina which is helpful when you are running or jogging, cause the more you can run or jog the more fat you will burn. Also I took up rugby. This is physical and not everyone likes to participate in physical games so you can take up other sports. But don not be mislead by me saying take up a hobby cause a good diet and a good workout always shows results. If you are a jogging person but do not have a lot of stamina then try power walking, all you need for this is a set of vinyl dumbbells or you can use a couple of water filled bottles but be sure to make the bottles sit comfortably in your hand. I own a dog ok they are not everyone's cup of tea but for people who have them when you take them for their walk then think about taking them over a field for a run with you, for those who don't own a dog don't think of buying one because I have written about them in this article because they are hard work to look after, just stick to a run along side the road or wherever you may go.
Diets can be very awkward to stick to because of things you can and can't eat, so I suggest writing a dietry program or stick to an already written one, also a lot of magazines now have diet points, this is a good idea and if you write can write your diet to the limited points then you will find it a whole lot easier. Another strict fact is that you must eat three meals a day have a breakfast, lunch and dinner. Because not eating properly leads to eating disorders. Goodbye until next time and remember try to keep it fun.
This article is not a training guide it is just a few words of my experience from me Michael Pope, bodybuilder and athlete.