It’s easy to assume that the best way to lose weight is to stick to the same cardio workout, but if you only do cardio, your body will become so accustomed to the routine that you’ll start to burn less fat over time, according to fitness experts.
Plus, going through repeated motions on the treadmill or elliptical machine can create tight muscles and possibly lead to injury.
Why not try this? Trade in a few of your cardio workouts for circuit training, which involves doing a number of different strength training exercises with little rest between moves in order to keep your heart rate up while also working out your entire body, ensuring that you’ll burn the most calories—without burning out.
Integrating resistance training into your routine will create muscle mass, which will help you burn more calories throughout the day, even when you’re at rest.
It is also recommended by professional trainers that you should revamp your cardio routine by mixing in interval training once a week. Try doing 30 seconds of high intensity motion, whether you’re on the treadmill, elliptical machine or in the swimming pool, followed by 90 seconds of recovery at a moderate pace, working your way up to 10 repetitions. The bursts of intensity followed by recovery will effectively and efficiently blast calories and fat.
So what’s the best examples of workouts that follow the above advice? Check these out:
2. GSP’s Rushfit
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3. Scott Sonnon Tacfit Kettlebell Spetznatz
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