Lose fat fast
I remember writing about the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT), which is an abbreviated form of cardiovascular training.
It’s a boon to the modern-day trainee, who wants to lose fat in a flash while retaining maximum lean muscle.
Some experts are of the opinion that HIIT form of cardio is even beneficial during an off-season – they claim that a trainee can lose fat while building muscle!
Let’s leave that alone for another day’s discussion and talk only about losing fat. Reputable fitness publications are saying that the best way to do HIIT is in the ratio of 2:1.
In simple words, a trainee has to perform high intensity cardio for a minute and rest for 30 seconds. He has to repeat the process several times.
I recently put together such a plan based on an expert’s suggestion and found that the results were amazing!
The only problem is that HIIT form of cardio may not be suitable for persons who have joint or other kind of pain.
If your body is fine with such rigorous bouts, go ahead and try this workout.
You can burn a lot of fat without endless sessions of cardio.
However, ensure that your diet supplies plenty of protein and has lesser amount of carbohydrates and a reasonable amount of fat. Drink plenty of water, train hard at the gym and sleep well.
You will get into great shape.
Warm up on the treadmill by walking at a moderate intensity for two minutes. You can also warm up on the stationary bike, working at a moderate pace.
Now, run on the treadmill or pedal very fast sitting on the bike for 1 minute. You may then rest for 30 seconds.
This can be treated as one set.
9 total sets
Perform nine such total sets.
Finish it with a two-minute cool down on the treadmill or bike, working at a moderate pace.
Try it out and let me know about the results.
_ C. Lakshmi Kumar