If your initial goals and ambitions is Faster Weight Loss achieve a lean muscle toning, we can recommend 3 simple alternatives which will enable you to see almost immediate results.
Cardio before breakfast.
We frequently receive comments and questions on cardio exercises. Training such as running and cycling and how this can be the most effective method for fat loss.
It is great exercise, yes, but fact is there are several other methods that I’ve found more effective (which we will also explore in this article).
Read our article on best cardio for weight loss for more.
I do encourage including cardio exercise in your regiment. A great way to optimise fat loss is to get the session in before your first meal of the day.
The purpose of breakfast is to give your body fuel and energy to burn throughout the day. If you eat breakfast prior to your cardio exercise, you will simply burn off what you just ate – ending up with a minimum or even neutral result.
Go running prior to your first sufficient meal of the day and your body will be forced to use excess fat cells from the day before.
Furthermore, the cells will be put under immediate stress forcing them to work harder and, as such optimise your ability to burn carbohydrates.
Focus on bigger muscle groups.
When I initially got into fitness and training, I was obsessed with developing proper abs.
I banged out 200 sit-ups on a daily basis, yet the six pack was nowhere to be found.
I was unaware of the significance of larger muscle groups and how this ties in together.
If you perform a 30 minute, high intensity leg routine, you’ll burn up to 40% more calories than doing a cardio exercise for the same amount of time.
Your legs are the biggest muscle groups and, probably one of the most important to include in a training regiment for fat loss.
Bigger muscle groups are harder to grow, but they also need more time to recover.
After a high intensity leg workout, your body will continue to burn fat for hours after the workout in order to help your muscles recover.
The downside with these high intensity trainings is that, due to the high level of carbohydrates burned your appetite will increase by 10 folds post workout. This is where sheer will and discipline comes into play. Don’t over indulge, have an apple and enjoy.
Good examples on high intensity leg workout could include, jumping jacks, squat jumps, core and Belgium jumps.
Sleep, the unsung hero.
Sleep, sleep, sleep! It has been scientifically proven, time and again, that sleep has a direct impact on weight loss. Why? Because insufficient sleep impacts your hunger and fullness hormones, including two called ghrelin and leptin.
Ghrelin signals your brain that it’s time to eat. When you’re sleep-deprived, your body developes more ghrelin.
Leptin, on the other hand, cues your brain to put the fork down.
When you’re not getting enough sleep, leptin levels plummet, signaling your brain to eat more food.
Put the two together, and it’s no wonder sleep deprovation leads to overeating and extra pounds.
Not to mention, insufficient sleep lowers your energy levels and may very well affect your ability to exercise and stay motivated.
You’re also more likely to indulge in a few more latte’s in order to stay alert.
Hope this helps gang, stay tune for more…