Here’s my Top 4 Weight Loss Tips for men or women who want to burn the fat and feed the muscle.
- Get your workouts done quickly. Start using Supersets if you aren’t already. You’ll get more work done in less time and truthfully, you’ll bump up your metabolism and increase your rate of fat burning while working out with weights.
- Interval training. There’s some strong evidence to show that doing interval training can help burn more fat in less time. While I do believe that, I mix my workouts up to have some cardio sessions at a moderate intensity for 40 minutes and other sessions will be high intensity styles. It’s definitely something to look into if you are trying to strip away body fat. I’d even go so far as to say if you are advanced, you do add 2 sessions per day for no more than 30 days. I’m a firm believer in the less is more approach but sometimes when you are doing less, you have a lot of areas when you can tweak your cardiovascular program and use it as a fat stripping tool.
- Make weight resistance your #1 priority. As you build more muscle, your metabolism will increase. This means, if you put on a pound of muscle, you could burn approximately 30-35 extra calories per hour because of that (varies for conditions and is not set in stone). The more muscle you can build, the leaner you will become. If your goal is to build muscle or burn fat, weight training needs to be the foundation of your program.
- Dial in your nutrition. Make your meals at home and ensure you are eating 5-6, smaller but frequent performance meals. There’s quite a lot you can do when it comes to nutrition from carbohydrate cycling, nutrient ratio manipulation or just generally tightening up your diet to eliminate processed foods. All too often people have so-so nutritional habits and immediately look to a fat burner, some diet tea or detoxification formula when all it really would take it a few minutes analyzing your current eating plan and making some minor adjustments.
Sure, there’s a heck of a lot more to it than just these 4 little tips but let me leave you with this.
The ONE thing that literally saved me was something Dave Draper said in his book, “Brother Iron, Sister Steel.”
“There are no secrets. You simply have basic God-given genetics, body chemistry and bone structure. And provided the attributes of discipline and determination, you apply yourself full bore, and your body potential emerges, slow and sure.” - Dave Draper