Here are my 7 exercise strategies for increasing fatloss, I hope they are useful and help you to train more effectively to lose more of your body fat. Remember the only way to get results is to take action, so try them out and see what you think.
- Warm up and cool down
Start each work out with some dynamic stretching to warm up your muscles and joints ready for strenuous exercise and to avoid injury. Your warm up should take no longer than 5 minutes but is important for reducing the risk of injury and also gets the synovial fluid flowing in the joints, to make movement easier. Finish each workout by cooling down with some static stretching to help muscles recover and prevent a build up of lactic acid and soreness the next day.
- Choose resistance and high intensity training
Building muscle through resistance training raises your metabolism for more effective fatloss. A ten minute high intensity CV workout raises your metabolism and burns more fat than a 30 minute slow run.
- Make Your Training Intensive
Train at an intensive rate 3 times per week from between 30 minutes to an hour at a time. Yes that’s right you don’t have to go crazy with exercise to lose fat, just make sure that your sort sessions are as intensive as you can make them and the weight will drop off.
- Choose Compound over Isolation exercises
Compound exercises train more than one muscle group at one time and include things like squats, lat pull downs and press ups. Isolation exercises only use one muscle group and include things like bicep curls and hamstring curls and calf raises. Building more muscle raises your metabolism for fat loss, so it makes more sense to choose compound exercises for effective fatloss.
- Train with More Form
Perform all resistance exercises with correct form and try to achieve the full range of motion whenever possible. Keeping correct form and range of motion will reduce the risk of injury and makes the workout more challenging for increased fatloss.
- How to Prevent Plateauing
Change the way you train so as to keep your body guessing and prevent plateauing. Plateauing is when you notice that you are not seeing an increase in results say like you did when you first started exercising. To prevent plateauing, try changing the way you train about every 2 weeks by changing your exercise routine and making your workouts more intensive and challenging.
- Get plenty of rest
In order to repair and grow, muscles need to rest. This means training every other day to give your muscles time to rest, repair and try to get at least 8 hours sleep per night if you can.
These 7 strategies for fatloss are just a few ideas that will help you lose more body fat. I have tried to keep these blogs as brief as possible to make them easier to read, so if you are not sure of anything please feel free to leave your questions, comments and feedback below and I will do my best to answer them for you.
My name is Harry Wilson. I'm the author of Good Health Planning. Whether it’s workout routines, diet ideas or a guide to the equipment you need, we’ll help you get in the best shape possible. Follow my twitter: @ghealthplanning