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Two timing is great when it comes to Gym and Yoga

Pounding the treadmill, building strong muscular body, and losing fat 
Flexibility, core strength and balancing !!?? 

For quiet sometime now, an argument between gym workout and yoga is prevailing in our minds and we all are confused as to which one gets us the biggest bang for our health buck. Certainly, working out at the gym and doing yoga are two different beasts and there cannot be a direct comparison between them. Yoga results are seen over a period of time while gym workout gives us quick results. Both has pros and cons. But most of the people are either anti-gym or anti-yoga.

The question is – Should there be a mix of both in our workout regime?

Gym helps us gain physical fitness. It also stimulates the functioning of the brain. Regular exercise at gym not only helps reduce fat, but also builds up muscles and strengthens the bones, increases the energy levels, reduces the risk of chronic diseases, and diminishes oxidative stress, resulting in glowing skin and good hair growth. Undoubtedly, Gym workout helps us burn calories faster than yoga practice. For a 65-70kg person, 30 minutes of hatha yoga burns about 85 calories per day. The same person doing a moderate- intensity workout on an elliptical trainer or bicycling or running along with strength training burns about 340-500 calories per day. Moreover, strength training exercises have the largest post exercise energy benefit called “afterburn”, which means one keeps burning calories at a higher rate for some time even after the workout is over.

Gym and Yoga not only go together, but they complement each other perfectly.On the other hand, yoga is not the exercise that will burn the most calories, but it can help you make a better connection with our body. Yoga benefits your mind, body, and spirit. Yoga increases flexibility, improves respiration and vitality, and helps maintaining a balanced metabolism. It calms us down, improves our concentration and a great aid to fight menopausal problems. It corrects our body postures and drains our lymph, improving the immunity level. Overall, it gives us a chance to have a clear body and mind.

Given these aforesaid facts, initially even I thought that Gym and Yoga would not go together. Since a year, I realized that they not only go together, but they complement each other perfectly.

Here are 8 amazing pointers to highlight this -

- While gym helps us build muscles, yoga helps us to strengthen it.
- Gym workout focuses on toning up our muscle, yoga concentrates on increasing the flexibility of our muscle.
- Gym session enhances our energy levels, yoga opens the energy channels of the body.
- Gyming makes our body joints stronger, yoga assists to keep the joints lubricated and healthy.
- We lift “weights” to strengthen our body in Gym, yoga makes us use our entire body weight as “weights” in strength training.
- Gym drill uplifts our endurance to pain, yoga eases the aches and pains.
- The motive of Gym exercise is to build body , yoga anchors body posture.
- The essence of Gym is to boost our self-confidence, yoga facilitates in arousing the self-improvement and self-acceptance.

So, why not have a workout regime which collaborates both? Why not reap the best of both the worlds?

Here is a  five-day workout plan to balance them perfectly- Monday/Wednesday/Friday for gym/intensity workout and Tuesday/Thursday for yoga or vice versa. However, the best plan for consistent workout regime in purely in our willingness to follow it meticulously. It is rightly said “if the mind conceives, the body achieves”.

So, identify the pros and cons of yoga and gym-based activity programs and then match your readiness to commit to a regular yoga and gym routine.

What are you waiting for? . Let’s get stronger than our strongest excuses for avoiding the workouts. Incorporate both these amazing workouts in your routine and get, set go...

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Comments (11)

Balakrishnan Posted on Oct 13, 2018

The need to recognize the merits of gym and yoga will help us adopt this useful combination, the pointers to this are well articulated

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Shub Posted on Oct 12, 2018

I am getting so motivated to move my backside after this post. Gym and Yoga are indeed two to tango. Double fun and double benefit!

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Snigdha Prusti Posted on Oct 12, 2018

Gym and yoga is a perfect combination to bring the desired result soon. Totally agree with as ll the highlight points you have mentioned here.

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Nidhi Kapur Posted on Oct 11, 2018

You have derived a wonderful combination of essence you have derived between Yoga and Gym. While I love doing Yoga as it gives me more confidence and inner peace. Gym has its own benefits. One gets energetic and pepped up when in gym.

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Ruchi Verma Posted on Oct 11, 2018

It\'s always good to combine yoga and gym as it\'s always great for healthy life ...

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Makeupmagique Posted on Oct 11, 2018

I have started Yoga classes in my gym and I always had this question in mind if gyming and yoga should be combined or not... This answers everything for me :)

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Deepa Posted on Oct 11, 2018

I go to yoga regularly but gymming is not regularly. These ar great tips to understand the difference between both,

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Jhilmil Bhansali Posted on Oct 11, 2018

I so much agree to it, gym and yoga go hand in hand . I need to built strength training in my routines yet . Thanks for sharing this routine.

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Zainab Posted on Oct 11, 2018

Totally agree with what you have said above i do both gym and yoga daily thanks for sharing such an amazing article keep posting such articles.

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Noor Anand Chawla Posted on Oct 10, 2018

I completely agree with everything you have said here. Strength training in the gym is best complimented by yoga training at least twice a week. It’s the ideal formula for fitness!

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Nisha Posted on Oct 10, 2018

Definitely, gym and yoga work perfectly together. Actually the combination brings desired results sooner than expected. Thanks for sharing a nice routine.

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