As we gear up for the summer months and ready ourselves for the many cookouts and pool parties, we all dread the potential weight gain and unhappy feeling from overeating many high calorie BBQ foods and consuming too many summertime beverages. However, I have the solution to combat the extra caloric intake and experience great fitness and fat shredding results.
The goal is to increase your metabolism, or the rate at which your body burns calories for energy. Doing so will offset any potential extra food intake or to simply increase the rate at which you experience results while eating a clean diet.
While eating a clean diet and avoiding these unnecessary treats will certainly assure you maintain your fit physique, try these three secrets to shredding fat and you won’t feel as guilty the next time you indulge in your favorite tailgate spread...
SPRINT, STRENGTH TRAIN & SUPER SET
Research has now proven that sprint interval training is a more effective way to increase your metabolism and burn more overall calories compared to typical steady-state cardio i.e. jogging at a moderate pace for a given amount of time.
In fact, you can burn more calories for up to 36 hours after your previous sprint interval training session; a great reason to get your training in before your next cheat meal.
This type of training is not for beginners. It is extremely challenging and should not be attempted until being cleared by your doctor. It will test your will as much as it pushes you physically, but the results are even greater!
By now, most of us have heard the many benefits of strength training. However, did you know that the more muscle mass you have, the faster your metabolism will burn? Well it’s true, and you don’t have to look like a body builder to enjoy the benefits.
I commonly hear the same concerns about strength training. Women typically express that they don’t want to bulk up and look masculine. Men frequently desire to look ripped but not unnaturally big.
I’m here to remind you all that you don’t have to worry. There are many factors that play into how much muscle you build but that subject is really for another article. Just know that when done in proper volume or amount, weight training will get you the benefits you desire without the unwanted affects.
If you’re like me, one of your pet peeves is seeing someone resting between sets on a piece of equipment at the gym, while you are impatiently waiting to attack the rest of your workout on the same piece of equipment. In my opinion, this is almost always a waste of time. There may be a rare occasion when that is appropriate, but I have a more efficient way to strength train and get better results.
Instead of wasting time and resting between sets, super set. A super set is when you complete one exercise (i.e. bench press for your chest) and almost immediately complete another exercise for a different muscle group (i.e. pull-ups for your back).
This gives each muscle group a chance to recover while continuing to work, burning more calories, and giving you an interval training effect during your strength training.
Use this principle while completing your desired strength training and maximize your time and effort to increasing your metabolism.
START SHREDDING FAT TODAY
Something as simple as switching your routine to include sprinting, strength training and supersets will assure you get results even during the most challenging of times.
Of course, proper nutrition, training, rest and hydration will optimize your physique and fitness results. Contact me to learn how you can incorporate these fat shredding techniques into your routine and to start my training program guaranteed to drop one to two percent body fat and help you reach the Next Level in health and fitness results.
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Coach Chris has been helping elite athletes and fitness enthusiasts reach their goals for over the last ten years...read more