If you’re like me, when you want something, you want it now and fast.
I’m not into waiting for results or moving linearly in steps to get what I want. At times you may have to combine multiple steps to get to your goal.
And, when it comes to fat loss, total body workouts are those “multiple steps” you take to get to your goals fast. Total body exercises (metabolic resistance training) attack more muscles at the same time leading to, more energy output from you. The more energy you expend leads to more calories you’re burning which leads to you losing fat a lot faster than isolation or machine exercises. And, it increases your metabolism, helping you to burn calories 38 hours later.
For each pound of lean mass on your body requires 50 cal per pound just to maintain it, so if you were training hard and using total body routines, you will be building more muscle, therefore requiring an increase in calories, especially protein.
Do the following workout at your gym or home. All you need is a barbell and/or dumbbells. each exercise can be done for 10 reps or 40 seconds each with 10 seconds rest in between each exercise. After you complete the entire circuit, rest for 45 – 90 seconds before repeating the set for a total of 3-5 sets. Make it Happen!
- Squat Press
- Mountain Climber Pushup with Alternating Dumbbell Row
- Bent Row, Clean and Alternating Lunges
The next time you’re training at the gym or at home, try to combine as many exercises in one exercise for faster fat loss and muscle toning results. And, change is good! Make sure that you are constantly changing up your workout routine. Repeating the same workouts over and over tend to give less and less results. Constantly use different exercises or sizes of weights and different amounts of repetitions. Change the rest periods as well, lengthen or shorten the rest periods to get the most benefits out of each and every workout.