Burn Fat Faster
You may be one who just ate too much this weekend and need to burn a little extra fat, or you may simply have a goal you want to reach quicker, there just never seems like there are enough ways to burn fat faster, does there?
Well it’s going to take a little extra effort but in this article we’re going to go over 5 ways of burning fat faster through your workouts. Pretty sure you’re going to want to save this article because you can quickly reference it every time you need to get back on the saddle of toning up (particularly great if you want to hit the beach soon too!).
Now if you’re a total beginner or haven’t been exercising very consistently I would recommend going back to the basics first and building a strong foundational core (great workouts for you here – Fitness Plan for Women, Workout Plan for Men). Having a strong foundation to start with is extremely important because it allows your joints and tendons to strengthen and be ready for more intense workouts so that you don’t encounter injuries and pain that would interfere with your training.
Enough said, let’s look at the 5 tips…
5 Tips to Burn Fat Faster
Burn Fat Faster Tip 1: Increase Resistance
When was the last time you varied the resistance on the cardio machine of your choice? It’s time to break a good sweat with increasing resistance by changing the level. If it’s a treadmill increase the elevation, have you tried jogging at level 6 gradation? It will get you sweating in no time! The harder you work here the higher your heart rate and the more fat you will burn even after you have stepped away from the machine!
Burn Fat Faster Tip 2: Supersets
A superset is when you do two or more exercises right after each other without a rest period. For example say you are working on your arms today. Try doing dumbbell bicep curls and bench dips rich after each other. This allows your biceps to begin recovering while you workout your triceps, at the same time it will quicken your workout and create a serious challenge.
I like to do this near the end of my workouts because it is so energy draining. With high reps super sets are great for toning, adding definition and giving you a serious muscle-adrenaline pump!
Burn Fat Faster Tip 3: Jumping Rope Between Sets
Jumping rope is one of the best cardiovascular exercises on the planet. It incorporates training your ability to coordinate all your body parts to work together and gets your heart beating very quickly. Now try adding this between the sets of any exercise and you’ve turned your body into a fat-burning oven!
Burn Fat Faster Tip 4: Combine Exercises
This goes along the lines of your supersets, but is a little different as you want to combine two exercises in one entire movement. For instance, lunging with dumbells and then doing an overhead press with those dummbells. What this does is condition all your muscles from head to toe so you burn fat and tone your entire body in one move! Impressive, and extremely exhausting at the same time so use this technique once or twice per workout.
Burn Fat Faster Tip 5: Circuit Cardio Training
So many do circuit training with their weights, but what about circuit training with cardio machines? This variation principle will shock your body like those electric paddles they use in ER! Try 5 minutes bike machine, 5 minutes treadmill, and 5 minutes elliptical trainer, this 15 minute cardio workout will burn fat faster far greater than one cardio machine alone because different muscles will come into play with each machine and your body will have to keep adapting.
Burn Fat Faster Conclusion
Implement these 5 tips anytime you need to accelerate your body’s ability to burn fat faster and you’re going to see some very impressive results. Remember to build intensity gradually so you don’t injure yourself and always concentrate on how you can be improving your form, these are critical factors to your long-term success.
If you’re going to try one or more of these tips please leave a comment below and make sure to come back and let us know how your results are coming along!
I’m confused about heart rate, I’ve read to burn fat your target heart rate is 65% of your max rate for your age. But if you do intense exercise then your heart rate exceeds that number by far and I’m not sure what’s better to do intense or target heart rate?
Hi Jessi, you’re right about that, the ideology behind lower intensity is that your body will improve aerobically and over time will burn fat instead of sugars in your blood for energy. This is true, but high intensity also definitely has it’s place with fat burning, I would try high intensity first and see if it gives you the results you are looking for. If not, then you can switch over to the lower intensity longer duration version.
I read an article recently about Omega 3 and that by increasing your daily intake will help reduce body as Omega 3 lowers your blood triglyceride levels. What are your thoughts?
Hi Paul, you’re right research indicates Omeg 3’s help control cholesterol. Read Foods That Speed Metabolism – http://wlat.us/cTyuUZ