Exercises Designed to Burn Fat

April 5, 2014

Chris Ashenden is a nutritionist and strength coach who strives to help his clients live cleaner, healthier lives. Since 2009, he has worked as business growth manager for Athletic Greens, a company that specializes in nutritional supplements. Chris Ashenden has also played sports on an amateur level and is an acknowledged fat-loss expert.

A good exercise for weight loss is walking, which provides a great cardiovascular workout when done at a rapid pace. To maximize fat burning, try exercising at least three days a week and intensify each workout to a degree that feels comfortable and safe. Interval training, where one alternates exercises of different intensity levels, offers another way to burn fat efficiently. It is also safer for individuals who are unable to exercise continuously at a high level.

Strength training, such as lifting weights, can both burn fat and build muscle. Beginners should consider weight training three times a week for 30 minutes a session. Research or ask a personal trainer to suggest weight-training exercises that target the full body, as well as exercises that target flabby areas. You can even do some exercises at home. As an example of a simple fat-burning exercise, you can hold your ears and squat down deeply, then return, keeping the tension in your butt muscles as much as you can. You should feel a satisfying burn in the legs and your heart rate rising.

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