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Lose Belly Fat - 3 Ways to Use Exercise to Your Advantage

Aug 27, 2008
If you have ever tried to lose weight you probably have heard the saying eat less, move more. It's a simple theory, but it holds true.

You must get moving if you are going to lose weight. Of course, you have to eat well but you're going to have to add exercise to the menu.

Don't worry, you don't have to work out for hours on end for your exercise to have an effect. You can work out as little as 15 minutes a day 6 days a week and still see results, as long as you are doing the right kind of exercise.

Interval or Short Burst Training

We have been sold the idea of doing hours and hours of cardio to lose weight. If you have looked around you might have noticed people are not losing weight. Even doing tons of aerobics does not slim you down as once thought.

The key to losing weight is in intervals, or short burst training. This is where you do varying degrees of difficulty within one workout.

You start off slow to warm up, have a short burst of higher activity, then slow down to a medium level of exertion, followed by a short burst of higher intensity.

Interval training is excellent for your heart, and makes your body work in a way that straight cardio never did. You will begin to notice rather quickly that you are losing inches.

This method does not need to be done for hours at a time, you can do as little as 15 minutes a day 3 days a week to see results.

Interval Cardio

Interval cardio takes the idea of interval training and uses it while doing your cardio workout. You can do this method with any type of cardio activity.

You do not need any special machines, or a gym membership. You can do jump rope, jumping jacks, walking, anything that you can do faster and slower that will get your heart rate up.

A simple interval cardio plan would be to warm up for 2 minutes, short 30 second high intensity interval, 2 minutes of cool down at a medium intensity. You can do this workout 3 times a week for 15 minutes. You will be surprised how quickly you see results.

Short Burst Strength Training

This can also be called doing Super Sets. This is where you choose two exercises that work the same muscle group. You do the first exercise for a full set, whatever that is for you. The second you do right away, without a break in between, for just one set.

After you have done both exercises you take a break for 30 seconds, and then start on your next set.

You will find this type of resistance training not only builds muscle but will also work your heart. It is all about leverage. Using one thing to get more than one result.

If you really want to lose weight you have to increase your physical activity. Using short burst or interval training you can easily decrease the amount of time you spend working out while at the same time increase the amount of results you get.
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