If you’ve ever joined a gym or the YMCA you’ve surely noticed the regulars who go there (that is if you attended somewhat regularly). Maybe you’ve noticed some people who run on the treadmill for more than an hour or those who are going up and down on the elliptical trainer sweating profusely. I noticed years ago that some of these people who are obviously working out very intensely still for some reason have belly fat. This observation brings us to the first step to lose unwanted belly fat.
Burst training, also known as interval training, is not what these people we see giving it their all on the gym machines are doing. Burst training will help your body become a fat burning machine. Burst training consists of exercising at 90 to 100% of your maximum effort for 30 to 60 seconds; slowing it down to low impact for a recovery period of just 30 to 60 seconds and then bumping it back up again.
If you’ve been spending hours on the treadmill and not seeing any results, it’s because long distance cardiovascular exercise can decrease testosterone and raise your stress hormone level, cortisol. Increased levels of cortisol stimulate the appetite, will increase fat storing, and slow down or inhibit exercise recovery.
If you like to exercise outside in the fresh air, try going to a track or a trail at a park and alternate between sprints and either jogging or walking. If you prefer working out at your home or a gym, try burst training on a spin bike.
Repeat this cycle four to six times, for three days a week, and you’ll see results. Belly fat will seem to melt away – as long as you follow the next two tips as well.
2. Burn Fat with These Real Foods
Here I go again with the real foods. This is a vital component to longevity, optimal health and vibrant living you simply can’t skip. Eating real foods instead of fake foods is one of the best (and easiest) things you can do for yourself and your loved ones.