If you want to burn fat faster than by simply changing your diet, you can add fat burning exercises into your routine. Regular exercise in addition to consuming fat burning foods can really accelerate your weight loss.
Now a lot of people think that fat burning exercises have to be long 2 hour sessions that they must perform every day in order to get the weight loss benefits. Thankfully this is completely false. In fact you can easily get great results with just 20-30 minute workouts 3-4 times per week. Another common misconception is that the only exercises that will give good and lasting results are complicated in nature and difficult to perform. Well despite what you might see advertised throughout the media, fat burning exercises don’t at all have to be complicated in order to be effective. In fact, in many cases, the simpler the better.
Fat burning exercises can be broken down into two main forms of exercise: aerobic interval training exercises and strength training exercises. Both forms of exercise can be extremely beneficial for increasing overall fat burn and the best part is each of them are relatively simple and easy to perform.
Aerobic Interval Training Exercises
For aerobic interval training exercises, you basically want to perform short intervals of intense exercise. By performing these short bursts of exercise, you will increase your heart rate and boost your metabolism, which in turn burns fat. The most exciting thing about these short interval exercises however is that your metabolic rate will not only rise during the exercises but will stay high for up to 24 hours post workout. In other words, your body will continue to burn calories and fat at a much faster rate throughout the entire day and night of your workout! This alone is what make these types of fat burning exercises so effective.
Example Interval Training Routine:
5 minute warm up (brisk walk).45-60 seconds of intense exercise (sprint, fast jog).2 minutes of moderate exercise (brisk walk, jog).Repeat intense and moderate exercises 5 – 10 times.5 minute cool down (walk).
Strength Training Exercises
Strength training exercises are also a great way to expedite the fat burning process. By building up your lean muscle mass, your metabolism will begin to change as your body increases it’s caloric burn rate to support these muscles. In essence you will be burning more calories throughout the day even when at rest giving you an added advantage for burning fat. Aim to perform these exercises 3-4 times per week.
Some excellent strength training exercises include: