So you have been doing an hour a day on the elliptical for three months and haven’t lost any weight. You are feeling frustrated because you can’t understand why you aren’t shifting the weight or fitting into those clothes. You want to be just like all those success stories you’ve read about, but you feel like you are spinning your wheels.
Getting Results the Right Way
Here are the reasons why. The number one factor that is stopping you from getting results is that doing long distance aerobic workouts do almost nothing to increase your resting metabolism. And, it is your resting metabolism that is responsible for more than 70% of the calories you burn in a day. Physical activity only accounts for 10-30% of the caloric expenditure for an average person. So if you’re
In reality, physical activity only accounts for between 10 and 30% of the caloric expenditure for an average person. So, if your goal is weight loss, then your focus should be 100% on increasing your resting metabolism.
Increasing Your Resting Metabolism
Here are three ways to increase your resting metabolism:
- Focus on intense weight training. This does not mean do three sets of 10 to success with five-pound dumbells. Instead, it is about high volume, high pace, challenging weight and working to failure.
- Do anaerobic cardio. This involves sprints, sprints, and more sprints. You can run, bike, row, climb stairs, or whatever else might involve some type of sprinting. Just make sure that what you do is all about the sprints.
- Eat as frequently as possible. Every time you eat, you give a jolt to your metabolism since it has to break down that food for energy. That means the more small meals you eat, the more your metabolism will step up and work hard to break that food down, giving you more energy throughout the day as well.
These are not opinions. These are scientific facts. Embrace these three components and you will increase your resting metabolism. The result will be like transforming your body’s engine from a V6 to a V12. From there, you can watch the fat melt off you.
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