How to Burn the Most Fat

Every fitness program starts with a goal and the three common goals are weight loss, strength training and endurance.

How to burn the most fatIf you goal is to lose weight and burn fat, then you have probably asked yourself the same question that most people want to know:

What is the best exercise for burning fat?

That question was at the forefront of the minds of scientists out of the University of California who engaged in a study to find out exactly what is the best exercise for burning fat.

Published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, this study focused on three groups of trainees:

  • Cardio only group.
  • Resistance training only.
  • Cardio plus resistance training (the cardio component came in the form of active recovery, which was performed at the end of each set for 30-60 seconds).

It was calculated that each group performed the same amount of work in terms of expenditure; however, the Cardio Plus Resistance Group performed better and experienced better fat-burning scores.

Why did this group perform better?

The combination of resistance training plus cardio had the effect of building muscle and burning fat at the same time. The fat that this group burned was ten times greater than those focusing on one type of training alone.

Fat Burning Workout

  • 10 Push-Ups or Knee Push-Ups
  • 15-20 Jumping Jacks or 1 minute of jumping rope
  • 10 Squats or Lunges
  • 15-20 Jumping Jacks or 1 minute of jumping rope
  • 10 crunches followed immediately by 15-20 jumping jacks
  • 10 sets of deadlifts to shoulder press
  • 15-20 jumping jacks or 1 minute of jumping rope.

You can easily incorporate this type of training into your regular weight lifting routine simply by adding active recovery and jumping rope, cycling, walking on the treadmill, jogging or sprinting for one minute in between each set. After two weeks, you should experience a shrinkage in your waistline and an overall reduction of body fat.


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