post workout fat burn strategy

Getting Real Results From Your Training

A lot of times we whip through our workout and think we’ve done a good job but the results are still lacking week after week.  I know how frustrating this can be so let’s look at a powerful, post-workout strategy to help you shed that extra unwanted fat and get that toned look you’ve been aiming for.

While it’s true that weight training has the biggest impact on your metabolism over time, it’s not the only thing you should be doing. The best approach to get the fat-burning results you’re looking for is to go at it from all angles.

This means adopting a fat loss strategy that involves a healthy diet, resistance training with weights, and intense cardiovascular exercise. Let’s take a closer look at these 3 factors…

1. Fat-Burning Diet – To get the most out of your healthy diet, you really need to think about boosting your metabolism at every opportunity. This means eating lots of protein and healthy cards, and including thermogenic foods like peppers and green tea. Superfoods also work really well to enhance your fat loss potential.

To get started, take a look at these 5 New Fat Burning Foods.

2. Weight Training for Fat Loss – The main result from weight training is building lean muscle mass, and lean muscle has a huge impact on your metabolism over time. In fact, there’s a direct correlation between the amount of muscle on your body and your ability to burn fat and lose weight. This is why men tend to have an easier time losing weight than women. So if weight training isn’t already part of your fat loss program, it should be!

Try my Advanced Workout for Lean Muscle Gain here for a total body program.

3. Cardiovascular Exercise – Cardio is the last big factor you need to worry about to see serious results. But the key here is intense cardio. Jumping on the elliptical for 20 minutes a day isn’t going to cut it. The best way to really step it up a level is to incorporate High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). This gets you wasting less time at the gym and burning more fat and calories in the time you do work out.

For more information, read my article on High Intensity Interval Training here.

And that’s the focus of today’s post-workout fat burn strategy. Rather than ending your workouts with a stretch and cool-down, I want you to tack on another 20 minutes of interval training. If you’re looking for serious fat-burning results, this is the way to do it…

Post-Workout Routine for Serious Toning Results

Perform this workout at least 4 days a week after a full muscle-building routine. All you need is an extra 20 minutes after each workout.

For this routine, you’re going to need to hydrate before and during. It gets pretty intense, but push through it, and I guarantee you’ll reach your goals in half the time.

Ready to burn some serious fat? Perform the following exercises in order, without resting in between. Your time between stations and equipment is all the rest you’re going to get.

And there it is! I’ve given you an extra 2 minutes for time between stations and equipment, so make sure you move quickly. That’s really the goal of interval training, to move between exercises as quickly as possible.

This fat burn workout also incorporates many principles of CrossFit, which is another incredibly effective fat-burning strategy. But with this workout, I’m letting you move at your own pace within the 20 minute period. And if the 20 minutes are too challenging, give yourself 25 minutes for the first couple of weeks, but try to get it down to 20 over time.

Just get moving, and get burning some serious fat!

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