For those of us who don’t have time to spend hours in the gym each day working towards our fat loss goals, there is a way to accomplish this in a short amount of time. Here are some ways to shorten the total time you spend in the gym while actually increasing the fat burn you experience.
Superset Weight Training Exercises
The first method to create short yet effective fat loss workouts is to superset exercises together. What this essentially does is decreases the total downtime you spend during the workout because you will be working one muscle group while the other muscle rests.
So for example, you would perform bicep curls followed by a tricep movement. Or, if you’re doing leg extensions, you would do one leg extension and then move direction into a hamstring curl.
This will be a very effective way to see much faster results without sacrificing the overall workout design.
Add Cardio Intervals
The second way to really boost your fat loss results is to add cardio intervals during the workout. Now, you must be careful with this that it does not impact your ability to lift heavy, but if you’re going to be strictly doing upper body exercises you could probably get away with doing a 5 minute cardio interval at the quarter, halfway, and three-quarters mark of the workout program.
Shorten The Rest Periods
Finally, the third way to create short workouts that will still burn fat fast is to shorten the rest periods. This will really cause fat burning hormones in the body to be released and will get you results quickly.
If you want to boost your metabolic rate, shorter rest periods is the way to do it. Keep in mind you don’t want to shorten them so much that you cannot maintain a heavy weight since that could cause lean muscle mass loss.
Instead, shorten them but only so much that you’re still able to maintain the same weight or very similar to what you’ve normally be using.
So keep these points in mind. A limited amount of time to workout does not mean you need to sacrifice your fat loss results. As long as you’re working in an appropriate manner, you can definitely still accomplish your goals.