Exercising offers incredible benefits. Three are especially powerful as fat burning exercises and will give you the optimum results – and an amazing looking body. Any exercise that increases your heart rate is going to burn fat and keep it burning throughout the day. These three exercises are designed to target unwanted fat in both men and women and they will also give your muscles a wake up call.
Before we get started, remember that nutrition plays an important role as well. Eating right coupled with exercising will give you the best results.
1. Having a good cardio conditioning program such as interval training is a great way to increase your heart rate and burn away fat without burning away your muscle tone. Alternating bursts of intense activity – such as running for five minutes and then walking for a few minutes will burn fat fast, if you repeat this process for at least 20-30 minutes. You will burn more calories as well as more fat for up to 48 hours after your workout.
2. Plyometric workouts will work your entire body and will increase your heart rate within the first 15 seconds because you are working every aspect of your body all at once. Plyometircs are jumping movements that use your body weight as the basis of explosive energy.
There are hundreds of plyometric moves. A great example is jump squats. Get into a squatting position, thrust your body into the air and then return to the starting position. Do this as many times as you can.
3. Strength training gives you the added benefit of increasing your metabolism. With a higher metabolic rate you will be burning more calories each day doing normal everyday activities. Strength training challenges your muscles through resistance.
Combining strength training with plyometrics is the number one way to burn stubborn fast off and burn it off fast. Putting these two exercises together is going to melt fat away and will give you that toned and lean-looking body.
These exercises are a great way to spice of your normal routine. Your body can get used to your exercise routine and reach a plateau. By adding these exercises in with your normal routine, you will jump start your body and wake up your muscles. You will see amazing results quickly. The good thing about these specific exercises, is that your body never gets used to doing the same thing, because you are constantly changing your routine. This is known as "muscle confusion". These kinds of exercises are recommended by the exercise "greats" like Eric Cressey and will change your body dramatically and rapidly.