What are the best exercises to burn fat?
Most of us are always wondering: What are the best exercises to burn fat?
Burning fat is not just about that sleek, sexy figure. It is something that most people desire, but burning fat is about so much more. Excess body fat may trigger severe health conditions including; Heart-Attack, Heart-Failure, Blood Pressure, Cancer (such as Prostate Cancer) and many, many more.
If it's fat you wish to burn, exercising regularly is the answer to all your troubles. Exercising however, is only influential if its done the right way and for the right amount of time. When choosing your fat burning exercise, make sure you can be consistent and regular with it; otherwise even the most intense of all work outs if done irregularly will not do you any good!
Lifting weights is a workout that requires the amalgamation of effort and resistance from the body, the weights themselves and the machines, working against the muscles. Exercises involving weight lifting help in building up strength, endurance and muscle mass.
You may be wondering how this is effective towards burning fat. Lifting weights not only build onto your strength but also improves the body's ability to fasten up the metabolism, burning fat at a higher pace. Lifting weights also increases the amount of calories burned after the workout routine. In order to hit the optimal level of fat burning potential, it is advisable to lift heavier weights in order to challenge your muscles as much as you can take!
Anaerobic exercises include those which involve working out at such high levels of intensity that the oxygen cannot reach the muscles at a fast enough rate. Anaerobic exercises can be incorporated into any cardio workout for optimal results e.g. 'froggy jumps', 'squat thrusts', 'squat jumps' etc.
Anaerobic exercises are excellent for fat burning as they help release fat burning hormones. These fat burning hormones make access to fat possible and enhancing the body's ability to use the fat effectively and increase after burn.
Circuit training exercises include crunches, push-ups, squats, lunges, chair dips and the likes! With circuit training you can build up your strength while burning fat, ad including cardio vascular workouts for better results! Cardio intervals used in circuit training can range from running in your place, to jumping around to your favorite song, to running around in your living room and anything that's fun to do and kills the breath to be precise!
This high intensity training works in ways similar to that of anaerobic exercises as it elevates your heart rate and allows you to burn fat more efficiently to provide energy to your body! It also contributes massively t after burn, that is, it helps you burn more calories for hours after the workout is done with!
Talk to me, MJ to see how you can incorporate these into your current exercise regimen.