When it comes to fat loss many people choose to go the bodybuilding route but unfortunately it isn’t the most effective way to get results. Fitness athlete training is a much more functional way of getting fat loss results with methods such as high intensity interval training and metabolic resistance training. There have been research studies done to prove fitness athlete training to be superior to old school bodybuilding techniques.
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of sprinting where you run for an all out effort for a short time and then rest before doing it again. HIIT sessions can last for about 20 minutes maximum and this form of training is very intense but produces great results. It’s a much more effective form of training since you’ll get much better results in a shorter time span than doing longer endurance forms of cardiovascular training.
Metabolic resistance training is another component of a fitness athlete’s training routine and is a way of resistance training that is designed to increase one’s metabolism so they burn more calories and build more lean muscle at the same time. This is a huge advancement over doing weight resistance machines or bodybuilding strategies for the same purposes. Doing metabolic resistance training uses the total body for the workouts and is also much more intense form exercise of a fitness athlete.
If one still has time after doing metabolic resistance training and high intensity interval training then it would be the proper time to do more endurance based aerobic training. Many fitness athletes will totally neglect the longer forms of cardio but actually it’s still very beneficial but only in addition to doing the other fitness athlete training components. The best time to do the aerobic cardio is to after doing a resistance training routine when the heart rate is still elevated and primed to start burning fat.
So those are the three components to lose fat with fitness athlete training. Make sure to do the metabolic resistance training workouts around three times and week and the high intensity interval training two times a week. And when you have the extra time be sure to try and get at least one or two longer endurance based aerobic cardiovascular training in per week. Training like an athlete is also a much more fun way of training than doing the bodybuilding routines. Fitness athlete training is going to be much more difficult than traditional forms of training but the results will be better and it’ll be more fun too.
Josh Schlottman is a certified personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise and also has a Napa boot camp. For more athlete workouts for fast fat loss be sure to visit his blog. He also graduated from Sacramento State University with a degree in Nutrition. For an example of a metabolic resistance training routine be sure to check out his Spartacus Workout video.
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