Burst Training- A Better Way to Burn Fat!

by Dr. Tunis Hunt | Follow Him on Twitter HERE.

Let’s face it, one of the main reasons that people do not exercise is because of the time commitment that is typically associated with it. The best part of Burst/Interval training is that it cuts down on the amount of time you need to exercise, which is great if you don’t have time for hour-long cardio workouts.

Most of my workouts do not last longer than 20-30 minutes (depending on stretching and warm up) and then I am out the door. The other fantastic advantage of this style of workout is that no gym or equipment is needed. Simply running stairs, doing push ups, or doing “air” squats for 20- 45 seconds / 3-6 reps is all you need to do.

Burst Training Example

  • Run in place for 35 seconds as hard as you can
  • Rest For 90 seconds
  • Run in place for 35 seconds as hard as you can
  • Rest for 90 seconds
  • Run in place for 35 seconds as hard as you can
  • Congratulations- you will now burn fat for the next 24 hours!

I know it seems too easy to be true but this is exactly the style of workout that you should be doing. In addition, utilizing resistance training is also important. Lifting weights, using bands, or simply using your body weight is essential to gaining lean muscle.

Why do you want lean muscle? Because lean muscle has a faster metabolism and the more lean muscle you have the faster your metabolism will be and the more fat you will burn.

Ladies, please do not mistakenly believe that you will bulk up if you lift weights. Unless you use muscle enhancement products- you will not develop a “body builder” physique. Having said that, if you choose not to resistance train you will continue to struggle with body fat and weight loss.

For more information on Burst Training and some other exercise examples visit HERE!

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