Interested in finding out the fastest way to achieve that lean, flat stomach? Are you burned out by the typical belly fat burning promises promoted by the so-called experts? It is no secret that to acquire the much coveted washboard abs one must exercise – but which exercise produces the fastest results?
It is a form of exercise known as high intensity interval training. It involves interspersing bouts of hard efforts, followed by lighter ones. This method of exercises revs your metabolism and causes a significant rise in your body’s resting metabolic rate. Creating a caloric after burn that continues long after the exercise is over.
The harder you work, the more calories will continue to burn after the exercise session. Warm up by doing some light physical activity such as jogging or brisk walking to increase your body’s core temperature and break a sweat. Then you will be ready for intense exercise.
Find a spot where you can sprint for 20 -40 yards without interruption and go all out. Then walk briskly back to the starting position to catch your breath. Repeat this process for about 10-15 minutes. Trust me this is all the time it takes to create a great fat burning workout.
You can also apply the HIIT (high intensity interval training) to other physical activities for variety. Cycling, rowing, swimming, calisthenics, skipping rope, you name it can receive this accelerated form of belly fat burning potential.
Simply choose an activity you enjoy and get busy. The principle of HIIT calls for hard efforts mixed with easy ones. If you are cycling, simply pedal at maximum speed for a designated distance such as 800 meters or so. Then back off for about one-quarter of that distance (200 meters) to allow your respiration to catch up. Repeat 7 -10 times.
The theory behind this principle is that hard efforts burn a tremendous amount of calories during the effort. When you back off but continue the activity, fat burning is greatly accelerated during this period. Overall calorie burning is greatly enhanced.
You will burn more fat in a shorter period of time than if you just maintained the same pace for the entire distance. If you suffer from joint pain or lack of mobility, try swimming. Treading water vigorously is an excellent cardio workout!
Perform this 2-4 days a week for maximum effect. You will be amazed with the results. Make sure you also follow a healthy, well balanced diet. Remember that hard exercise is not a ticket to eat anything you want. Consistency with both your eating and exercise habits is what produces real results.