Workouts To Lose WeightBy: Tom Cut |
Still having problems trying to find the best types of workouts to lose weight? On the other hand, what type of weight do you want to lose?
Weight (when attempting to be lost) can be labelled as three things: water, muscle, and fat. Majority of people obviously mean to lose fat when they say they want to lose weight. But, losing weight in the form of either muscle or water or even both can affect your chances of losing fat.
Before I let you know of a few good workouts to lose weight, I will explain to you why/how losing muscle and/or water can harm your chances of losing fat. Note that I will not use any big scientific terms when explaining. It is a rather short explanation by the way.
When muscle is lost there will be a decrease in your metabolic rate or metabolism therefore you can't burn as many calories as you normally would. Remember, when you can't burn calories you can't expect to burn as much fat. Prevent muscle loss through resistance training, i.e. weight training and gym work.
The chances of dehydration increases with water loss! Which leads to muscle loss and both muscle loss and dehydration will greatly harm your chances of burning fat. Prevent water loss by simply, drinking lots of water during the day before you workout. It is recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres a day and more if you plan on having really intense workouts.
The List of Fat Burning Exercises
The fact is: fat is unused energy, therefore the best workouts are those that force you to use up heaps of energy. And it will only go if it is used up. Keep in mind that the following exercises can only work if you stay committed.
- Interval Training
- High Intensity Interval Training
- Tabata Sprints
- Circuit Training
In my opinion, these are four of the best forms of fat burning exercises that are known today! Moreover the great thing about these routines is that you can incorporate it to your liking. You have the option of doing it as sprints or with weights. Whatever you choose it will definitely force you to use up loads of energy!
To Wrap Things Up
These types of fat burning exercises will have a great effect on your body, if you remain committed. I suggest you do these routines in cardio form (running/sprinting) on one day and then do it in resistance training form the next. Also, don't forget to consume a lot of water everyday.