Exercise is a crucial part of any successful weight loss programme. However, when it comes to the actual workouts, most people don’t exercise in a way that promotes optimal fat loss.

Tip 1 – Lift Weights

Many people see weightlifting and fat loss as two separate elements. However, muscle cells burn three times more calories than fat cells and by lifting weights regularly, you can significantly increase your muscle mass and enjoy this extra caloric burn. Big compound movements such as squats, or full body movements such as the clean and press are great choices for weight loss.

Tip 2 – Do Intense Cardio Intervals

Another great way to maximize the rate at which you burn fat during exercise is to do a period of cardio at maximum intensity, followed by a period of cardio at low intensity in a continuous cycle. These high intensity cardio intervals require much more exertion and burn more calories than medium intensity cardio performed at a constant pace, so if you’re trying to lose weight, they’re a much better choice.

Tip 3 – Limit Running

Running is one of the most popular weight loss exercises around. However, it also places a lot of pressure on your joints, so if you’re trying to lose a large amount of weight, you need to run in moderation. Running too often will cause pain in your joints and this will ultimately limit the amount of exercise you can do and hinder your weight loss efforts. However, by limiting the amount of running you do, you’ll be able to keep on exercising without any problems and burn off those excess pounds. For the best results, limit your total runs to a maximum of three days per week.

Tip 4 – Keep Your Cardio Routine Varied

High intensity cardio should be fun and functional. Tyre flips, sledgehammers, slam balls, log carries and battling ropes are all great high intensity, full body movements. You should be able to make 3 completely different and equally effective circuits per week

Summary

If you’ve been exercising regularly but having noticed much of a difference when it comes to fat loss, the chances are you’ve been neglecting one of the key weight loss exercise tips covered in this article. Hit the 3 main aspects; big muscles, multiple muscles and high heart rates, then you’re on to a winner.

Apply For A Free Body Transformation Session

Discover The Steps To Long Term, Sustainable Weight Loss With One Of Our Expert Body Transformation Coaches