It’s a crazy world we live in. First, we eat and eat and eat, and then when we start feeling the bulge, we begin to feel the need to work those fats out of our system! If we had been sane in the first place, we would know that prevention is way better than cureespecially where weight loss is concerned. Part of being fit involves eating just the right amounts of the right kinds of food (read: fruits and veggies) and knowing when the stop. Together with an increasingly active lifestyle, you burn more calories than you take in which results in a trimmer and sexier you.
However, most of you reading this article, are reading it because you’ve gone overboard on the table and are starting to panic at the fact that you’re already two sizes too large compared to a couple of months ago. So here are some fat loss exercises that you can do to shed those extra pounds off:
1. Combine cardio exercises you love with interval training. If you enjoy walking or running, then by all means do it. What’s important is you keep moving on a regular basis so you can create the caloric deficit needed to burn the fat. If you want to speed up the process, include interval training: 20 seconds of intense activity followed by 10 seconds of rest. Thus, you can brisk walk for 20 seconds and follow that up with a 10-second leisurely stroll. You can apply this to virtually any exercise you love to do to lose the weight faster.
2. Do aerobic exercise together with a sensible weight training program. In and by itself, aerobic exercises increase your metabolism but do not do so on a permanent basis. That is why it’s done together with a good bodysculpting or bodybuilding program. Cardio exercises are best done upon waking up. Hydrate first with 16 to 24 ounces of water to prevent dehydration and you’re good to go! If you can’t do it early in the day, then do aerobics after your usual weight training program. The rationale behind both schedules is that on an empty stomach or after depleting the glycogen stores in your body with a 20-minute weight training session, you are able to burn fat quickly since it uses the fat stores you have (instead of the carbohydrate-sugar stores) to carry the activity to completion.
3. For those who can’t do weights or can’t or don’t want to head out to the gym for whatever reason, calisthenics are a great and simple way to kickoff the fat. These bodyweight exercises do not only burn fat, they develop lean muscles and overall body strength. What’s more, with calisthenics, you are free from exercise-related injuries and don’t need to go to the gym to shed those excess pounds.
However, take note that no fat loss exercise is ever going to be successful in the long-term if you don’t modify your diet as well. Moderation is key– whether you’re in the kitchen table or in a restaurant. Couple this with the fat loss exercises stated above, and you’ll certainly be on your way towards a more fit body.
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