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Male Body Fat Burning Secrets: What Really Works

Jun 9, 2008
Burning off male body fat can be incredibly difficult and frustrating. Many guys try and try to lose that spare tire with little success.

So how exactly can you burn off that fat and get lean and ripped? It really doesn't have to be that hard. The most important step is actually sorting through the many fat loss myths and determining what method will actually work for you.

Perhaps the most commonly repeated advice given to anyone looking to loose weight is, "Eat less, exercise more". But as you might well know by now, this method simply doesn't work for everyone.

Many people can cut calories and do aerobics for hours upon hours and still loose very little body fat. The reason? Because it's not just the amount that you eat or exercise that counts.

In fact, what might be even more important the quantity that you eat is the composition of your meals. To put it more simply, it's not just how much you eat, but what you eat.

The fastest and easiest way to burn fat, especially in the short term, is to cut carb intake and increase protein and fat intake. You heard me right -- you could quite possibly be eating too little fat rather than too much.

Of course, there are good fats and bad fats, so you want to be sure to monitor the quality of your fat intake. Avoid trans fats as much as possible while increasing your intake of olive oil and other monounsaturated fats. Don't necessarily avoid animal fats either, especially if you are trying to cut back on carbs.

Likewise, the type of exercise you do is more important than the amount. Running for hours on end my well not burn off much fat, especially if it leads to increased appetite and cravings for carbs.

Instead of doing hours upon hours of running or jogging, add some resistance training to your routine. Specifically, try including some weight training.

It is not necessary to do lift heavy weights, to do a huge variety of exercises, or even to complete multiple sets in order to achieve muscle growth. In fact, the most effective method of weight training might well be slow lifting, which involves doing very slow, steady reps until you reach muscle failure. This method has been shown to achieve 50% faster muscle growth while taking less than half the time of traditional weight training.

So whether you are adjusting your eating habits or your exercise routine, remember, quality is more important than quantity. By choosing the right foods and the proper exercises, you can burn off male body fat quickly and reveal a leaner, fitter, sexier you.
About the Author
Scott Russell is a writer and an editor of Ripped Abs, where you can learn about low fat diet myths and how to get great abs without spending hours at the gym.
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