If you're a very busy woman, you don't have hours to spend on your fat
loss workouts. So, it makes sense for you to do exercises that burn the
most fat in the shortest time possible.
If you do these kinds of exercises, you can be in and out of your fat loss workouts in 30 minutes. And with these exercises you can expect significant results even if you only workout 3 times a week.
In this article, you'll find information on the types of exercises you should prioritize.
Many women get their priorities wrong when it comes to choosing types of exercises.
Most women do steady-paced aerobics and miss out resistance workouts such as weight training. The problem with steady pace aerobics is that it doesn't burn enough calories in the short time that you have available. If you don't have much time, but still want to see significant results, I'll show you the most efficient fat burning exercises to get the best from your fat loss workouts.
Your #1 priority should be weight training exercises (also known as resistance training or strength training). You'll get lean muscle tissues and a sizzling metabolism from your weight training.
It creates a massive shake up that forces your body to change. Because of the repairing and building the body has to do after your weight training workout, your metabolism stays elevated for somewhere between 24 and 48 hours. Plus weight training is the best body sculping workout to add definition to your body.
To reap these benefits, you need to follow three rules when you do your workouts using weights.
1. Your workout should mostly consist of compound exercises rather than isolation exercises.
Compound exercises are movements that use several muscle groups in one function. Examples include Romanian Deadlift, incline dumbbell press and push up. Isolation exercises involve just one muscle group in only one function. Examples of isolation exercises are lateral raises, dumbbell bicep curl, calf raises etc.
The reason you should do compound exercises is that they involve more work since you train several muscles at the same time. That means you burn a lot more calories than when you train only one muscle group as in isolation exercises.
2. You need to workout at an intensity that is challenging for you.
That means the workouts should feel hard. You need to use weights that challenge you. Otherwise, the workout won't create enough disturbance in your body to raise your metabolism. That means your body won't change.
3. You must do the exercises in the correct way.
Otherwise, you won't get the best out of your workouts. Plus you risk injuring yourself. That's why it's important to practise exercise movements with light weight before actually doing the workouts.
If you can only workout 3 times a week for not much more than half an hour per session, just do weight training exercises. They are the most effective fat loss workouts you can do in a short period.
However, if you have a bit more time and can fit in a couple more workouts, high intensity interval cardio training will be beneficial.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) will also elevate your metabolism after your workout. However, it won't build lean muscle mass like weight training does. But it'll be good to add a couple sessions of HIIT a week if you've hit a plateau or just want to speed up your fat loss.
But remember if you're really short on time, weight training is the first priority. Done properly, it'll burn loads of calories as well as toning your muscles and making you look great.
Now, are you ready to change your body? Check out my weight training workouts.