Thursday, November 18, 2021

How to Lose Fat From Your Stomach and Get Lean : Principle 2: Don't do too much slow cardio

How to Lose Fat From Your Stomach and Get Lean : Principle 2: Don't do too much slow cardio

Principle 2: Don't do too much slow cardio :

Going for a long walk, riding a bike, using a cardio machine such as a stationary bike, elliptical, or treadmill are all good ways to get some exercise, but spending 30-60 minutes going at a slow speed is not going to help you lose weight in the long term.

This is because your body will adapt to this type of workout very fast. When you start to adapt to a workout you burn fewer calories each time you do it because it becomes less of a challenge. On top of that, trying to force yourself to spend 30-60 minutes on a cardio machine is downright boring and will not help you make the kind of progress you want to. Instead of just focusing on doing slow cardio, shift your focus to strength training and interval training.

Strength training will do wonders for helping you lose fat from your stomach because the extra lean muscle mass will burn lots of calories when you are exercising and at rest. You will get stronger, feel better, have a higher metabolism, and be able to handle more challenging workouts.

And don't worry about getting muscles that are too big and bulky. Unless you are training and eating very specifically to gain muscle you will have nothing to worry about. Women especially do not have enough testosterone to even begin to build "bodybuilder" muscles from basic strength training.

Interval training is an awesome alternative to slow cardio because it is faster, more intense, and has a dramatic impact on your resting metabolism. It helps you lose fat from your stomach because you burn so many calories after you are finished exercising. Slow cardio only burns calories during the workout session and then stops when you are done!

Interval training basically consists of alternating between high and low intensities at specifically points in the workout. For example, you might get on a treadmill and walk slow for 2 minutes and then run for 1 minute. The minute where you are running is an excellent way of taking yourself out of your comfort zone for short periods of time. Interval training can be customized for people at any age or ability level, so don't be intimidated!

Once you try interval training you will never go back to slow cardio again. It is such a better workout and doesn't need to last any longer then 25 minutes.

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