Here we have 5 easy yet working workout tips that will help you shed those unwanted pounds like a boss.
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1. Work Out On Empty At Least Once A Week
“When you wake up in the morning your body is depleted of carbs,” says conditioning coach Rob Blair. “Cardio will cause your body to raid its fat stores to get the energy necessary for 30min on the rower.”
To put things into numbers, just 1 cardio-fast session mentioned above will burn over 300kcal. A pretty good deal.
2. Triathlon Is Badass
This specific and rather easy triathlon drill will burn approximately 440kcal, while it will also speed up your metabolism like crazy:
- ride a bike for 15min,
- follow it up by a 15-min run,
- then, without rest, ride the bike for 10min more,
- finish off with a 10-min run.
Piece a cake, right?
3. Classic Jump Rope Is Classic For A Reason
This old-school exercise is getting less popular, but there’s a reason jump rope is still part of every boxer’s training.
“A study from Waseda University found that men who performed three 10min jumping sets burned up to 200kcal and suppressed their appetites more successfully than those who had a similar bike session,” says Men’s Health.
4. Spice Up Your Workout Routine
As Mayo Clinic study finds out, our metabolism slows down when we start losing body mass, which is why we need to stop our results from flat-lining.
In order to do just that, you will want to spice up your usual gym routine.
- Rugby sessions…
It does pay off.
5. Add A Weight Plate To Your Sit-Ups
According to Rob Blair, “this simple tweak can add an extra 40kcal of energy usage to every 30 reps in a session.”
“Perform the classic sit-up – but hold a plate to your chest with both hands, tucking your chin in to your chest as you rise and fall. This builds your abs as your trim the fat that’s hiding them.”
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