I’m sure I speak for all personal trainers out there when I tell you that the number one question I get asked all the time is ‘What’s the best way to lose fat?’
It would come of no surprise to anyone to hear that the answer is 'exercise and count your calories’, but what methods of exercise should you use?
Let me run through and explain some to the various methods and fat loss theories out there.
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
High intensity training is designed to be short, fast and hard. There's no official time limit but because it's high intensity exercise you should aim for around 20-30 mins to boost your metabolism and increase the beneficial hormones that aid fat loss.
This means using heavy weights to stimulate large/dense muscles. By having more muscle on you, your resting metabolism will be higher and be burning more calories. More muscle is like having a bigger engine on a car, it burns more fuel!
Long Duration Training Long duration training burns more fat because doing cardio for long durations burns through glycogen stores and eventually begins to burn more energy from fat.
Calorie Counting By putting yourself in to a caloric deficit, your body is forced to make up the deficit by using your body fat as calories. It's as simple as that.
So which one it best, I hear you cry? Which one do you tell your personal training clients to do? Well all of them of course, because each one has its own set of benefits that is unique. Lift some weights, keep your food intake under control, and get a sweat on!
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