Hope you enjoyed the last blog post and found the information useful. Today I wanted to talk a little bit about training and what is the best method of training for fat loss.
Now if you have heard me talk before or have seen some of my pervious blogs you will know that I am a big fan of resistance training for fat loss. The main reason for this is that it is much more effective at burning calories in the long run. By building lean mass we are going to create a body that is much more efficient at burning energy at rest. This is because muscle mass needs more calories to maintain. In short you are going to increase your metabolism every day even when you are at rest.
If we are talking about the actual session what we are looking at is not so much how many you calories you burn during the session but at how much you burn after the session. This is what we refer to as the after burn effect. A lot of people when they go to the gym will focus on what the machine says they have burned during the session, what will get us the best results will be focusing on what we can burn after the session as your body recovers.
A well planned resistance session is much more effective at creating an after burn effect than some other forms of exercise. This means that you will be burning calories for up to 48 hours after exercise. Of course you’re not going to get this is you casually perform a few bicep curls every now and again. The training has to be intense enough to force your body to adapt and change.
Don’t get me wrong cardio is still a good way to burn off some excess storage but a combination of resistance and cardio is a must for fat loss.
Here is a video of some recommended resistance exercises that you can do to optimise the after burn effect and therefore fat loss.
Enjoy and as always let me know if you have any questions.