With the right plan and the right discipline, you can get seriously shredded in just 28 days.Read article
Ask pretty much any trainer what he or she recommends to clients who want to burn fat the fastest, and the answer will likely be HIIT. High-intensity interval training is so effective for two reasons: First, by including big multi-joint exercises (i.e., ones that utilize multiple muscle groups), HIIT requires the body to burn a lot during the workout itself. Second, and more important, the body continues to burn calories for hours afterward as it seeks to re-establish equilibrium. What’s even cooler is that you don’t need hours to dedicate to your workout—even 10 minutes can yield results.
This short workout, designed by Mark Beier, co-director of training at Shred415 in Chicago, maximizes every second with fast-paced strength moves interspersed with bouts of cardio.
“The one-minute runs, on a treadmill or outside, tap into the aerobic system and challenge the body to use oxygen for energy,” Beier explains. “The end result will be an elevated resting heart rate post-workout, and therefore the body will burn more calories post-workout from fat.”
You’ll be amazed at what you accomplish in 10 minutes.
Perform each exercise in order. Do each run at 50-75% intensity, and perform your strength reps as quickly as you can while maintaining good form. For the strength moves, choose a moderate weight that you can safely control for good reps for the duration of each exercise.
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