Yes I know – total click bait title but so many people want to know the most effective way to train to lose body fat but that doesn’t quite flow in a title quite as nicely. It is important to realize that your diet is a big factor. However, in this blog I’ve listed 2 training methods that are super effective in reducing body fat.
Before I get started, I’d like to say I do not advocate any radical methods to lose weight. It’s best to talk to your doctor prior to losing weight to see how much weight they say is healthy for you to lose each week. Please also keep in mind that an extremely restrictive diet & exercise program can be challenging to stick with and can make it very easy to relapse into your old habits – stay balanced & healthy! OK, OK, I’ll stop lecturing now – here is the good bit!
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
HIIT training involves giving 100% effort in quick bursts. You then get a short rest time and go again. Usually a HIIT session won’t go for more than 30 minutes though it can be incorporated into longer sessions as well. Why is it so effective? Because the intensity is so high your body has to take in a lot more oxygen after you finish exercising, using more oxygen requires more energy use which means burning more calories! So, while you’re chilling on the couch after your epic HIIT workout, you’re still burning extra calories! YAY! HIIT sessions are also relatively time efficient. So if you don’t have much time in the day to workout it’s a great option!
Resistance training is a type of training that improves muscular strength, size and endurance. Resistance training isn’t always with weights either, you can also use your own body weight – it's just
about resistance being added to your movement. So why is this good for weight loss?
Though it can be less intense, resistance training increases your muscle mass. The more lean muscle mass you have the more calories you burn doing nothing all day! Once you reach your weight loss goal, the more muscle mass you have the more you have to eat to maintain it… MORE FOOD – always a good thing! Now, quick note for all of you ladies out there freaking out – doing resistance training will not make you “Bulky”. Unless you have unusually high testosterone in your system, it is actually quite difficult for women to build muscle so don’t worry – you can increase your lean muscle without looking “manly”.
So if you want to boost your fat loss, then start using HIIT and Resistance training! My free 7 Day program has a combination of HIIT and Resistance training sessions that can all be done at home with minimal equipment! Just subscribe below if you want to get your hands on it!