Here’s Your Workout Program To Burn Fat
I bet 95% of you answered “abdominal exercises” such as crunches, sit ups, and leg lifts. If this was your answer, this article is for you. I’ll tell you the answer shortly, but before I do that, let me share with you a quick story.
It was 12 months ago when I first saw “Karen” and “Gordie” in the gym. Although I’ve never spoken to them, I assume they are a happily married couple as they’re always working out together and seem to enjoy each others company. If I had to guess, I would say they are both in their mid 40′s and by the look of their waist size, they are new to working out. Now it’s not my style or place to interrupt people’s workouts, but I’d love to share this article, that I’m sharing with you, with Karen and Gordie. Without a doubt, if they were asked the question above, they’d surely say sit ups and crunches since this is what they focused most of their time on.
Fast forward 12 months to the present. Although Karen and Gordie still go to the gym, they are still bringing with them the same belly fat as they had when they first walked into the gym. The reason? They probably didn’t change anything about their diet, but the point for this article is, they focused their time in the gym on the wrong types of exercises to lose belly fat and get six pack abs.
If I was training Karen and Gordie, I would give them a REAL workout program to burn fat and tell them to forget about typical ab workouts (for now). I’d have them focused on high intensity, metabolic boosting, full body workouts. Crunches, leg lifts, and sit ups can be good to sculpt your abs if you have low enough body fat. However, Karen and Gordie (and most people) don’t have low enough body fat. This means crunches, leg lifts, and sit ups will not be that effective in getting a flat stomach since they will not create much of a caloric burn. Although they may not realize it, the following fat burning, full body exercises will build a strong core and solid flat stomach by creating a metabolic and fat burning hormonal response in the body.
Here’s A Workout Program To Burn Fat
Your Tri-Set Flat Stomach Workout Program To Burn Fat
Type Of Workout: Tri-Set (This simply means complete a set of exercise 1, followed by a set of exercise 2, followed by a set of exercise 3.)
Number Of Sets x Reps: 4 x 8 (or change it up with: 5 sets x 5 reps)
1A: Renegade Dumbbell Rows
1B: Barbell Front Squats
1C: Mountain Climbers (rather than reps, complete this exercise based on time: 30 seconds)
Rest: 30 seconds after each exercise, then rest 1 minute after completing the entire tri-set. Repeat.
Renegade Dumbbell Rows
Start in a pushup position with your hands on two dumbbells. Row one dumbbell up while stabilizing your body with the other arm. Lower the dumbbell back to the ground and repeat the same movement with the other arm. Remember to keep your core engaged the entire time by sucking in your belly. Since you have to stabilize your body during the rows, it gives your core an excellent workout.
This exercise is similar to barbell back squats, however the barbell is on the front of your shoulders instead of the upper back. Stabilize the barbell on your shoulders by crossing your arms, push your fists into the bar against your shoulders, and keep your elbows up and out in front of the body. This exercise requires stabilization strength in the abs due to the barbell weight being on the front of the body instead of the back. This is primarily a leg exercise, but you’ll feel it in the abs as well.
If you’re new to this exercise, you may want to check with a certified fitness trainer to ensure you are lifting with proper form. Start with light weight and then progress as you get more experience.
Start in a pushup position and then alternate bringing your knees into your chest and then back to the starting position. Think about climbing a mountain but this time you’re on a flat horizontal surface. For an advanced version, also alternate your hands 8-10 inches forward and backward in addition to the leg movements. This is more difficult and makes it a full body exercise.
Even though you will not be directly training the abs, you will get a good ab workout and more importantly, create a fat burning metabolic boost in the body. Remember, to get six pack abs and a flat stomach, you have to first lose the belly fat! That’s why you should be focusing on exercises that cause spikes to your metabolism and create the greatest fat burning hormonal response in your body.
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