My all time favourite exercise for weight-loss is fasted cardio!
Because in a fasted state your body is forced to tap into it’s fat stores as it’s primary source of fuel which equals more fat burning for you!
First thing in the morning when you wake up, drink a tall glass of filtered water with the juice of half a lemon and a pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt. This will wake up your digestive system, alkalise your body and get your metabolism moving for the day.
Once you have finished your water you need to get ready to power walk for at least 45 minutes so make sure you are dressed comfortably. Power walking on your treadmill is great because you can adjust the pace so that you are working out in your fat burning zone and maximising your calorie burning potential. If you don’t have a treadmill no problems, you can always walk outside, however you should be aiming to walk fast enough to get up a light sweat and be slightly out of breath but to the point where you couldn’t maintain a conversation.
Once you have finished your 45 minute power walk you should do some light stretching to loosen up your joints and replenish your body with good quality nutrition. A smoothie packed with superfoods like berries, chia seeds and coconut water is a great option.
Another great exercise tip for fat burning is to work out your major muscle groups (think back, bum, core and legs) 2-3 times per week. These muscles groups turbo charge your fat burning for hours after you finish your workout as they require a lot of energy to repair, renew and grow. Training on a vibration platform is an excellent way to train these muscle groups as you can train them to failure in a fraction of the time you normally would going to the gym.
Give squats (all variations), lunges, Romanian dead lifts, planks, crunches, Russian twists a go!
Author: Brooke Smith, Executive Partner and Fitness Expert at CardioTech.