Long, grueling workouts won't give you better results..........
For example, long, slow cardio sessions wastes time and your precious muscle mass also wastes away! Anaerobic cardio sessions, like sprint intervals, have been proven to give superior heart-health and fat-burn benefits. So, stop wasting your time and start building your lean, mean fat-burning machine!
Devote more time to strength training and less time to cardio. That way, you will build more muscle mass and speed up your metabolism.
There are 8 different types of challenging workouts for you to do in my Free Fat Loss Workouts Book!
Research has proven what I know from personal experience: you can accomplish your workout goals in 20-30 minutes per session by increasing and varying the intensity. It is the best way to burn fat in the shortest amount of time. This training method is also used to increase speed and VO2 Max.
Strength train your movements and not just your muscles. You will burn more fat because you will be training all muscle groups. Some call this functional strength training.
If you are strong but rigid in your movements, you are headed for injuries. You can't burn fat if you're injured. Bodyweight exercises are good for improving your strength and range of motion in all planes. It also allows you to work on quality of movement before increasing the weight of the lifts.
Functional training is basically training your body for how you want to live and play. For example, a recreational athlete will train differently from someone who just wants to maintain general fitness.
Build foundational body and core strength so your body will hold up under intense training to come.
Do full body strength workouts, which will include core strength exercises and total body flexibility exercises. This way your workouts will focus on your "weak links" while training the other parts of your body.
Performing a weight (or resistance) exercise incorrectly can cause pain in your joints, back or other unintended areas. For example, the squat or lunge should primarily work and strengthen the glutes,quadriceps and hamstrings. If you feel unusual pain or stress in your back or knees, this could signal injury or incorrect performance of the exercise.
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