Most of us know we’ll need to make nutrition changes and exercise to see results. We know some work is involved.
But it gets frustrating when you put in the work and don’t see the results you expect.
The best way to keep your motivation levels high so that you stick with your exercise program over the long haul is to see some results fast! Forget the slow and steady approach!
Here are three awesome exercise tips that will burn massive amounts of calories and get you lean and shredded!
1. Move Your Body!
Most people start their fat burning journey with the typical “fat burning exercises.”
In other words, they start with some type of aerobics, such as the stationary bike or the treadmill.
While it’s great that they are doing SOMETHING, these are not the best choices, especially the way most people use them.
Instead of riding the stationary bike like a hamster on a wheel, try incorporating exercises that move your entire body (or multiple exercises that get the job done).
Spiderman Push Ups
2. Try Shorter Workouts and Do More Of Them
Instead of completing a longer 45 minute to hour long workout (or more), try doing multiple workouts throughout the day that are only 4 to 15 minutes in length.
It may be easier to fit short workouts into your schedule.
You’ll also boost your metabolism and burn more calories by working out multiple times per day.
This is true even if your total workout time is the same (ie, three 20 minute workouts versus one 60 minute workout).
3. Improve the Quality of Your Workouts
Try being progressive with your workouts instead of always doing the same thing. If you don’t improve, your results won’t either.
Here are two quick examples for you, one with typical cardio and one with weights.
If you ride the stationary bike for an hour and go 12.1 miles every time, eventually you’ll reach a fat loss plateau and have to do something else. Your body will become very efficient at that workout and your results will diminish.
If you can bench press 100 pounds for 8 reps and never improve on that, you won’t get more results, either.
While you can’t improve every workout indefinitely, you need to strive to be progressive with your workouts and improve over time.
This doesn’t mean you have to go all out every workout and we all have our ups and downs, our good days and bad days. Sometimes it’s good to take time off. And sometimes it’s good to have an easy workout.
In fact, doing so is part of a good training plan. You’ll get re-energized and more motivated for getting back into the really intense workouts.
But you won’t see the results you want if you always work well within your current capabilities.
There must be a balance struck.