Forget about the fat burning zone. It’s a myth! The truth is, you can actually burn fat in only ten minutes or less. All you need to do is use more intensity when you exercise with your fat burning workouts.
Harder workouts, such as ten-minute total body strength training sessions or interval training workouts will boost your metabolism for 24 hours or more.
Now don’t worry, I won’t be asking you to do hill sprints tomorrow if you aren’t exercising today. For a beginner, we just do some slightly faster than normal walking intervals. For intermediate fitness levels, we’ll pick up the pace about 20% compared to their normal cardio levels, but again, the work periods are much shorter.
And strength training boosts fat burning by 100% – all you need is a simple workout.
You don’t need equipment either. From squats to pushups, lunges and planks, and much more, you can do bodyweight workouts in your house in less time than it would take to normally drive to the gym.
You also don’t need to workout 6 days a week for 90 minutes. Sure, you need to be active everyday, but you should do so via lifestyle choices. Then add in 3 ten-minute intense workouts each week and you’ll find that everyone can burn fat in a short amount of workout time.
So where to start?
First, do one workout of squats, pushups, and the plank. Do 10 squats, 10 pushups, and a 30 second plank. Take a 1 minute rest. Repeat that 4-5 times and you’re done in 10 minutes. I guarantee you’ll find that harder than doing slow boring cardio, and more importantly, you’ll find it more effective for fat burning.
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Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for Men’s Health and Oxygen magazines. His trademarked intense fat burning workouts have helped thousands of men and women with weight loss and fat burning in less than 45 minutes three times per week. The 10-minute fat burning workouts will help you burn fat without long, slow cardio sessions or fancy equipment. Craig’s bodyweight squats and pushup variations for fat loss help you lose fat without any equipment at all.