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Burn Fat, Lose Weight With Short Workouts

Posted Aug 30 2010 1:38pm
Short, intense workouts will burn more fat and help you lose more weight. Are you working out 1-2 hours a day? You don't need to do that to accomplish your goals. Matter of fact, these long workouts will lead to boredom and repetitive stress injuries. Thirty to 40-minute weight training workouts will get the job done.

A woman asked me one day why she wasn't making any progress on her fat loss and weight loss. After asking her a few questions, I found two main problems with her workout program
1) She wasn't eating right and

2) she was working out TOO LONG (2 hours per workout) and TOO SLOW (workout included 1 hour of machine cardio )!

I don't know who has time to workout for 2 hours....alot of you have this mindset: longer workouts are better.....this couldn't be further from the truth....

Here is a good 30-minute workout that will serve as a strength and cardio workout. If you have been doing the heavy weight training for a while, this workout can be a good change of pace for you
--Y bodyweight squats, 12 repetitions, moderate pace
-- Pushup Plank , 10 repetitions, 10 second hold
--Squat jumps, 10 repetitions, full speed
--Pushups, 12 repetitions
--Ball Ab Rollouts, 12 repetitions, moderate pace
--Pullups, 10 repetitions
-- Cross body mountain climber , 12 repetitions each leg
--Do this circuit 3 times

Do this circuit with little or no rest between exercises. Rest 2-3 minutes between circuits.

The truth is that no weight training workout (including bodyweight training) needs to exceed 50 minutes....and interval cardio workouts should be about 20 minutes....shorter, more intense workouts will give you more calorie-burn, more fat-burn, more weight loss and fewer repetitive stress injuries! And, you will have more time to do the things you want to do in life.

One more tip: You don't need to workout everyday. Five to 6 days of working out is enough! Some weeks, you might need 2 days off. Listen to your body!

Workout smarter and harder, not longer!

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