The fat loss journey is often an arduous, slow process. We live in a super, fast paced world with instant messaging, fast food, apps for just about everything, etc. We are so used to fast results that when we try to lose weight, we just cannot accept that it’s taking so long.
The body does what the body wants. You can’t rush it to burn more fat, and if you do try to rush the weight loss process, you’ll probably end up hitting a plateau. In a worst case scenario, you may injure yourself or become sick in the process. There is no app available to speed up your fat loss.
However, there is one secret technique you can use to keep your metabolism up throughout the day. The rate at which you burn fat is directly related to your metabolic rate. The higher it is, the more fat you will burn. Plain and simple.
You should note that even when your metabolism is high throughout the day, your fat loss will not be instant. It will be faster but it won’t be microwave fast. So, do not have overly high expectations. If you follow this technique, you will maximise your fat loss and that is good enough.
Every time you exercise, either with a hard cardio session or resistance training session, your metabolic rate gets a boost and stays in fat burning mode for a while after you stop exercising. This is known as an “afterburn” effect.
The more intense your workout session is, the longer the afterburn lasts. That is the reason so many trainers prefer short, hard sessions over slow, moderate cardio that goes on too long. In some cases, an intense full-body weight training session can have an afterburn effect that lasts 12 to 14 hours.
Your body is burning fat for hours and hours. But, engaging in hard training sessions daily will take a toll on your nervous system. That’s where our training session comes in.
Throughout the day, anytime you have 5 minutes to spare, you can do a quick workout. It could be 30 push ups followed by 40 mountain climbers. Or 3 sets of 10 burpees. These are extremely quick workouts that have only one purpose. To elevate your heart rate and give your metabolic rate a quick boost.
They do not take long and can be done anywhere. Bodyweight exercises are all you need. You just need to do them rapidly for 2 to 4 minutes. What this does is that it keeps your body in fat burning mode constantly. After a few hours, when your metabolic rate is starting to drop, another quick 3 minutes of exercise will perk it up again.
Do this throughout the day and not only will your metabolic rate be at an all-time high, but you will also feel more active, fit and alert.
Daily life can be draggy and monotonous. These little workouts will challenge you and even if you are tired, once you do a quick workout, you will be all pumped up and ready to take on the word.