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5 Most Effective Fat Burning Workouts

Jul 11, 2008
Did you know there are several fat burning workouts you can do? Fat burning workouts can be actual exercises or activities, as long as there is some type of aerobic movement, which is the key.

When we talk about fat burning, people usually associates it with cardiovascular workouts. But that's not always true. To burn fat effectively, your heart rate needs to be at around 65% to 75& of your Maximum Heart Rate. To put things simpler, it falls under the medium intensity level.

It does not help a lot if you work out in an intensity which is too high, or too low.

The following are five of the most effective workouts that will definitely help a person burn fat, thus losing weight and toning muscles.

Weight Lifting

Weight Lifting - One of the best fat burning workouts is to hit the gym and start lifting weights. This exercise does not have to last a long time but it does need to be intense and vigorous for the best results. For instance, repetitions should be low to medium, usually between eight and twelve RM, which is "repetition maximum". For this, it is important to life the most weight possible for the number of repetitions before feeling fatigued.

While weight lifting does help burning calories, it also puts lean muscle tissue on the body, thereby burning fat. For every pound of muscle developed, between 50 and 60 calories are burned every day. That means within a one-year period, 10 pounds of new lean muscle mass would burn as much as 60 pounds of fat, something no other exercise can do.

Running

Another of the great fat burning workouts is with running, something that can be done from virtually any location. Running on flat surfaces and incorporating some hills and intervals will burn up to 300 calories in about 30 minutes, while building lean muscle that in turn, burns fat.

Cardio Kickboxing

A great exercise/activity to consider for fat burning workouts is cardio kickboxing. This particular exercise is exciting and fun, and for a one-hour session, can burn upwards of 500 calories, based on the intensity of the class. Included in this exercise are both flexibility and strength training, which works incredible for burning fat.

Cycling and Spinning

While spinning is done in a class, cycling is something that could be done on a stationary bike or a real bike from home. One of the most popular fat burning workouts, this type of exercise is great for burning both calories and fat. Using a variety of intensity workouts, significant calories can be burned in one hour, often as much as 700.

Elliptical and Stair Machines

The final option for fat burning workouts is using elliptical and stair machines, which can be found in the gym or purchased for an in-home workout. In addition to burning fat and calories, this type of exercise also protects the body's joints from other type of fat burning workouts that can cause a hard impact.
About the Author
John McEwen is a professional fitness coach with over 10 years of experience in coaching his clients towards achieving their weight loss goals through healthy diets and consistent workouts. For FREE fat burn and weight loss tips, go to http://www.FatBurn4Idiots.com
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