3 Exercises for the Diet Solution Program

The Diet Solution Program was created by nutritionist and life coach Isabel De Los Rios. This diet aims to teach dieters long-term healthy eating habits that should lead to long-term weight loss. In addition to weight loss, the Diet Solution Program promises to help increase vitality, energy and overall health. In regards to exercise, De Los Rios recommends that individuals incorporate activity into their every day life. The Diet Solution Program states that exercise is essential and encourages a healthy workout program. Below are several exercises to incorporate with the Diet Solution Program.

Exercise #1: Cable Rows

To complete this exercise, sit on the floor facing a cable machine with the pulley at the very bottom of the machine. Attach the short straight bar attachment to the pulley. Sit with your legs slightly bent and feet hip-width apart. Feet should be firmly pressed against a rise or a foot bar. With a straight back, grasp the handle and extend the arms straight out in front of you at chest level. Slide your shoulders down, lift chest and pull the abdominals in. Pull the handle slowly toward the lower part of your chest while you squeeze your shoulder blades together. Your elbows and arms should lightly brush against your sides as you pull back. Slowly return to the starting position. Do two sets of 10 repetitions.

Exercise #2: Barbell Bicep Curls

Stand with feet hip-width apart while holding a barbell with an underhand grip. Hands should be placed on the barbell at shoulder-width apart. Let your arms hang down by your sides in front of your thighs. With a slight bend in your knees, bend your elbows and curl the bar up towards your shoulders. Slowly lower the bar back to starting position. When you are curling the bar, try to make sure your upper arms and elbows stay stationary. Complete two sets of 10 repetitions.

Exercise #3: Dips

Begin by sitting at the edge of a bench with your legs out in front of you. Feet should be together with toes pointed upward. Keeping elbows relaxed, straighten your arms and grasp the underside of the bench on either side of your hips. Slowly slide your buttock off the front of the bench while keeping your upper body straight. Bend your elbows and lower your body in a straight line towards the floor. Lower until your upper arms are parallel to the floor, then push yourself back up. Complete two sets of 10 repetitions.

The Diet Solution Program focuses more on strength training exercise than cardio. De Los Rios is a fan Rob Poulos’ workout program, which only has individuals working out 15 minutes, 2 to 3 times a week.  Most experts state that for weight loss, individuals need at least 30 to 60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. In addition to strength training exercise, try to incorporate heart-healthy, calorie-burning cardiovascular workouts into your routine.

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