Impact Fitness Inc., the leading source for home fitness information is going to show you how to get rid of that stubborn fat that you’ve collect over the winter, with two exercises that guarantee the fastest results in weight loss.
You can smell that summer is just around the corner. Do you want to know what you can do to lose all that weight you’ve gained over the winter? Impact Fitness Inc knows that if you’re in this boat, you want to know how to get rid of that last layer of blob, so you can unveil that cut and sculpted body that’s been hiding over the winter months. Learning how to shed weight fast involves putting together great exercise routines and of course, a diet plan that’s been proven to work. In this article, we’re going to focus on two proven workout routines that will shred that last bit of blubber off so you can show off your six pack abs.
So when researching for this article I wanted to go to a place where some of the best fitness experts write on a daily basis. It was a no-brainer that Men’s Fitness has a lot of fitness gurus who can talk on this very subject. I found two great exercises on MensFitness.com’s website that talked about exercises that can help you lose weight fast. The first one was “Interval and High Intensity Training.”
1. Interval Training and High-Intensity Movies (HIIT)
Ah, good old interval and high-intensity training. You’ve heard about their benefits for ages and for good reason: they work. If you’re looking for a surefire way to burn fat faster and lose some pounds in the process, HIIT is a solid go-to.
We caught up with Kurt Hester, TD1 National Director of Performance, to find out why HIIT is so important and here’s what he had to tell us:
“High Intensity Interval Training is more time efficient in caloric expenditure than a traditional cardio workout. Not only will your body burn more calories during HIIT workouts but you will also continue to burn more calories and fat in the 24 hours after a HIIT workout. That doesn’t mean you need to limit yourself to only sprint interval workouts on a treadmill, though; Go out and sprint hills, drag tires, and push or pull sleds.”
Do you ever wonder why sprinters have bodies that are cut out of stone? Well it’s because you’re using your fast twitch muscles and this takes up more energy which will help you to burn more fat during and after the workout is done, says Lee Boyce on MF.
2. Sprint More
If you think that hitting the weights is the only thing you have to do to lose fat faster, you’re wrong. You need a solid balance of weight training, cardio and diet. “You need cardiovascular work to burn excess body fat,” says Mike Duffy, CPT and owner of MikeDuffysPT.com. “The body will burn primarily carbohydrates during the first twenty minutes of cardiovascular exercise. Right about minute twenty, the body shifts over and starts to burn stored body fat as the primary source of energy. You need a combination of both weight training and cardio to get fat off your body. Cardio alone will only train one type of muscle fiber and you’ll only be building one part of your fat-burning furnace. I see many people doing tons of cardio every day and not lifting weights. They never change the way they look,” Duffy says.
Lee Boyce, Owner of Lee Boyce Training Systems, agrees that sprinting can be a huge benefit to fat loss.
“Sprinting,” Boyce said, “uses fast twitch muscles, which take more energy to utilize, and it also puts you in oxygen debt, so your body will have to play ‘catch up’ after the workout is done. This also increases the rate of metabolism to tap into more fat loss during and after the workout.”
So now that you’ve hit the weights, it’s time to hit the treadmill (or the road, trail, or track) as well. Ramp up your cardio, break into vigorous sprints, and just watch the fat ooze off in no time.
These two training exercises will show you how to shed weight fast and will help you get ready for the upcoming summer months. Remember these routines can’t just work on their own, so make sure that your diet plan can contribute to this type of training.
- Courtesy of PRWeb