Are you still stuck on the marathon aerobics workout nonsense?
Have you ever lost 10 lbs of Fat in a Month? I’m not talking weight loss I’m talking Fat Loss (there is a difference) but you knew that already.
Let talk circuit training a very powerful fat burning workout. Read through this whole article use the sample workout at the end and you will be on your way to losing around 2 lbs of fat a week. As long as you are also eating clean but that is another article.
Many people simply don’t get what circuit training is, what an efficient fat burning workout it is and that anyone can do.
If you have fallen for the marathon treadmill or aerobics fat burning workout will burn fat fast lie don’t feel bad. You, me and thousands of others have also. But we are done with that now. Right?
“What is circuit training”?
The purpose of circuit training is to keep you moving by only allowing you to take minimal breaks between exercises. If you absolutely must rest (this will be based on your conditioning level), you can take 30 seconds, then start again.
Circuit training is completely different than traditional weight-training programs, but can provide a much greater boost to your metabolism (higher fat burning) than plain cardio. Circuit training, works because it causes you to keep pushing your body aerobically, while still challenging you anaerobically.
Circuit Training benefits
Circuit training allows you to work your aerobic system while simultaneously working on your strength. Since you are constantly progressing through the workout, you will keep your heart rate up, getting much more out of it than guy who mindlessly logs all those miles on the treadmill.
Second, due to fewer rest periods, you will increase the amount of testosterone you release, which helps you gain lean muscle.
Finally, since you will move through this fat burning workout quickly, you won’t have to spend long hours in the gym. That alone should peak your interest.
Sample Circuit Training Workout
This circuit training workout consists of 5 different exercises to be performed a total of six times. Perform 10 reps of each exercise before moving on to the next one. Once you have completed all six exercises, start the sequence over again.
Over time, you can gradually increase your number of reps, or add a set; circuit training is intense, so start slowly.
1) Mountain Climbers. While in the push-up position bring your left knee up to your chest, now do the same with the right leg. A great bodyweight exercise.
2) Pushups You may not know this (most people don’t) but to really do push-ups correctly and get the most out of them keep your elbows close to your body.
3) Squats. You don’t need to use weights ( but use them if you have them)
4) Barbell, Dumbbell or Kettlebell Cleans A fantastic total body workout in one exercise. One of my personal favorites.
5) Burpees You know the old squat thrust from school.
After completing all 5 exercises rest per your conditioning level( absolute begginner 90-120 seconds you will have to judge this for yourself). Work to decrease your rest times.
a Final Circuit Training Note
Circuit training is a great option to include in your fat burning workout when you are feeling like you are reaching a plateau or you’re just ready to try something new to kick-start your metabolism and kick your fat burning up a notch.
Do circuit training 2-3 days a week, take at least one day off in between. To progress and keep stimulating your body, try changing exercises.
Hopefully, by set five of this program, you will have a newfound respect for circuit training.