The days of low-impact aerobics and working out in the so-called “Fat Burning Zone” are over. (check out “The Fat Burning Zone Lies“) People have gotten smart, realizing the harder you work the better you look. High intensity training burns more calories – and the more calories you burn, the more fat you burn and the more you challenge your muscles.
If you are looking for motivation today, focus on results don’t focus on the work. Sure the work will be challenging, but it will also be very rewarding. Also, maybe something new is what you need!
It’s time to quit pussyfooting around! It’s time to get your sweat on and take your workout to another level.
1. Less Rest Time. Don’t rest so much between sets. Little to no rest between exercises will increase calorie and fat burn, as well as force your muscles to respond and change.
2. More Intensity. Replace reps with time. Instead of doing 12 reps of something, try 30 seconds of work and 30 seconds of rest – or more extreme, 45 seconds of work and 15 seconds of rest. Use the GymBoss Interval timer to track your time.
3. Heavier weight. And NO ladies, you won’t look like a bodybuilder! Up your weight and see if you can get the same reps with the new weight. Keep upping it until you can’t finish your desired reps. I bet you are stronger than you think and surprise yourself!
4. More new moves. Don’t get caught up doing the same old thing! Try new moves! Subscribe to our BCx Boot Camp youtube for new workouts and ideas posted weekly!