Here is one of the WORST things you can do if you want to ignite your body’s own fat-burning furnace and get lean, strong & totally ripped in less time….
Well the worst things are that way because they waste your time and the bottom line, time is view differently by all, but being effective is what I choose as a Wellness Hero. To me its about working in the flow to be smarter, not harder. What I am talking about is not maintaining your health, because all exercises have their place. I’m talking about RESULTS driven movements that can develop a super strong heart and core muscles, which in turn creates a lean, mean body….Powerful.
Mistake #1: Doing long bouts of cardio
Look, you need to do cardio if you want to lose weight and burn fat…BUT there’s a right way and a wrong way (if comparing to time) to do your cardio workouts. If you’ve been pounding the pavement or the treadmill with nothing to show for it (except sore joints and a pair of stinky worn out sneakers), you already know it takes a lot of effort to get minimal results.
Of course cardio-vascular fitness is one of your 5 components of health-related fitness and needs to be maintained for optimal health. So getting on your fav piece of equipment is fine, but for results driven effect this is how it falls on the worst list for FAT BURNING!
Combined the cardio with strength and endurance movements that utilize as many joints as possible. A “Burpee and/or Squat Thrust” uses ever joint on the body & requires full body dedication to form & core strength. The idea is to have super high intensity with functional (real world) movements that combined energy systems like cardio & musculare endurance with strength from body weight too. Dynamic movements that require balance, stabilizer activation and coordination will directly yield to mind on task as well.
Practice, practice and practice. We work on form because it requires effort and this is another key factor in combination training. Each workout a person is practicing safety, form, focus which yield results. One movement at a time is fine for maintaining what we have, but building and burning fat go hand in hand as one support the other directly.