Let’s set the record straight and get you started. Here is The Real Truth about what exercises you should be doing to maximize your workout time.
There is a myth about Fat burning exercises that they should be done slow and for long periods (check out the aerobics classes of the 1980″s and we are still a fat society go figure). The body burns a large amount of calories from fat when you do high intensity fat burning exercises in short bursts with minimal rest periods.
What you must keep in mind is that the more muscles you use at one time, the more fat you are going to start burning. This is how rapid fat loss can be achieved and your optimal weight can be kept. Maximize your workout time by using weight training, kettlebells and bodyweight exercises which are perfect fat burners. These exercises give you the edge to making your fat loss attempts more successful.
Concentrating on total body exercises involve the major muscle groups of the body which in turn burns more calories long after your workout is over.
Here are some examples of Total Body Fat Burning Exercises:
* Barbell Squats – Front and Back Squats
* Kettlebell Swings (if you are not familiar with the swing click the link for Lauren’s article and demo)
* Kettlebell Snatch
* Jump Rope
Some forms of exercise actually burn more sugar than they do fat. Exercises that burn sugar are mainly comprised of long duration physical activity followed by periods of rest. This results in sugar being converted for fuel instead of being converted to fat.
These types of exercises include hour long treadmill, and the long aerobics type classes I mentioned earlier. Now I will say this if doing those kinds of workouts is what gets you exercising, well something is better than nothing.
However, they will not burn nearly as much fat as other types of exercise will. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do them of course. Just don’t rely on them as your main fat burning exercises. If you want to burn the fat off in an effective way you need to exercise at a high intensity for short burst’s of time with minimal rest in between. The after effects of this type of fat burning workout give’s you more benefits in the long run.
Fat burning exercises like these actually increase your metabolism and result in calories being burned long after you have quit exercising for the day. When you practice this routine on a regular basis you can actually develop more fat burning enzymes than people who don’t exercise at all. All it takes is about twenty minutes of this type of physical activity and those enzymes start working. This is an important piece of information to keep in mind when you first start.
This means you should begin by working out at least twenty minutes and increase the time as you progress. Three days a week for your fat burning workouts is a good starting goal and also add in 2-3 strength training workouts a week. While you are working toward reducing the amount of body fat you have you should also do your best to stick to a healthy eating plan.. By combining a healthy diet with the right fat burning exercises you will obtain the results you have been looking for that will be easy to maintain for the rest of your life.
For the quickest and healthiest path to lose fat, do the right fat burning exercises (squats, deadlifts, pull-ups etc.). your healthy eating plan should be spaced over 5-6 a day, no junk food, eat non processed foods. Be active everyday (it could be just going for a quick walk). So there are the key steps to fat burning success so let’s get it done!