Burning off the Fat….

11 Jan

So with our new home gym underway (pictures coming soon I promise), I have been getting myself motivated and my butt in gear! Here are some interesting Fitness tips I came across to help you guys as well 🙂 We might as well all get fit together right?

Here are some of the best tips I got from an article called “51 Fastest Ways to Burn Fat”…..

FITNESS:

  • Crank it up early. Working out harder during the first half of your workout and taking it easier during the second burns up to 23 percent more fat than doing the opposite, according to a study from The College of New Jersey.
  • Go hard — and make it quick. Staying at 80 percent of your max heart rate for 40 minutes can amp your metabolism for 19 hours afterward, research published in Obesity notes. And doing a shorter workout at 75 percent of your max aerobic capacity will give you a greater metabolic boost than sweating longer at 50 percent, a Colorado State University reveals.
  • Lift dumbbells … slowly. More muscle equals mega metabolism boost. Strength training can help you trim major fat, research reveals — and doing super-slow (versus normal speed) reps increases strength by 50 percent.
  • Speed up, slow down. Alternating bouts of high-intensity and low-intensity cardio has been shown to torch pounds.
  • Let kettlebells ring. Not only does working out with kettlebells build muscle, but doing it for 20 minutes burns as many calories as running at a 6-minute-mile pace for the same amount of time.

IN THE KITCHEN:

  • Get more protein. Eating a protein-packed breakfast and lunch helps you burn more post-meal fat than if you eat lower-protein meals, according to Australian research.
  • Have an omelet. Eating two eggs for breakfast while dieting will help you trim more weight and body fat than if you ate the same amount of calories noshing on a bagel, scientists say.
  • Munch on these. Almonds, cherries, yogurt, grapefruit, whole grains, and spicy foods have all been shown to torch fat.
  • Fuel up right. Eating a low-glycemic-index breakfast (such as muesli and peaches) will help you burn more fat during a subsequent workout than eating a high-glycemic-index meal (like waffles), researchers from the University of Nottingham reveal.
  • Think before you drink. Sipping as few as 90 calories’ worth of vodka can slow your metabolism by 73 percent, one study shows.
  • Graze. Women who go without eating for long periods are more likely to have higher body-fat percentages than women who nosh more regularly, one study notes.

(Source: fatskinnygirl, via 120soon)

Have a good workout, I know I just did!!

KT, XOX

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One Response to “Burning off the Fat….”

  1. theycallthewind January 11, 2012 at 3:27 am #

    Home gym! Now that would be a good way to get fit for free. Thanks for the tips!

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