2. Sprint more
If you think hitting the weights is the only thing you have to do to lose fat faster, you’re wrong. You need a soild balance of weight training, cardio, and nutrition. “You need cardiovascular work to burn excess body fat,” says Mike Duffy, CPT and owner of MikeDuffysPT.com. “The body will burn primarily carbs during the first twenty minutes of cardiovascular exercise. Right about minute twenty, the body shifts over and starts to burn stored body fat as the primary source of energy. You need a combination of both weight training and cardio to get fat off your body.
Lee Boyce, Owner of Lee Boyce Training Systems, agrees: “Sprinting,” Boyce says, “uses fast twitch muscles, which take more energy to utilize, and puts you in an oxygen debt, so your body has to play ‘catch up’ after the workout is done. This also increases the rate of metabolism to tap into more fat loss during and after the workout.
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