This article is part of my e-course How to Lose Weight with Exercise. It’s free! Sign up for the email class now to get started. Or incorporate these tips into your own weight loss workout program.
Do you want to burn more fat during your workouts? The most effective workouts to lose fat are those that burn the most calories. There are two ways to burn more calories with exercise. You can either work out for a longer period of time or work harder during each exercise session.
As you’ve progressed through the program, you’ve already learned to do longer workouts, so now it’s time to work a little harder. Sound intimidating? Don’t worry. Think about how much stronger and fitter you’ve become since you started the e-course program. You’ve earned the ability to do the workouts that burn more fat. Now it’s up to you to reap the benefits of your hard work.
In this lesson, you will replace one or two moderate workouts each week with high intensity intervals. If you’re not sure how to structure the week’s workouts, refer back to this sample schedule.
Lesson Five: Effective Workouts to Burn FatBurn More Calories in Less Time
Most of us don’t have two or three hours every day to workout. So why not burn more calories in less time? High intensity interval training is the way to do that. You must be healthy enough for vigorous activity to participate in this intense form of exercise. So be sure that you’ve gotten clearance from your health care provider.
Researchers have discovered that people who participate in high intensity exercise benefit from a phenomenon called EPOC or excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. It can also be called the “afterburn” and it can help you burn more calories.
The only bad thing about high intensity intervals is that they can wear you out for the rest of the day. And if you end up spending the rest of the day on the couch, you might lose the benefits of your fat burning workout. Here’s how (and why) you need to continue to stay active throughout the day.
On the days after your high intensity interval training, you get to rest. But that doesn’t mean that you lay on the couch. Learn why active recovery will help you burn more fat and calories while your body rebuilds.
Remember to acknowledge your accomplishments as you move through the program. And let me congratulate you as well! Connect with me on Facebook and tell me how you’re doing