Thursday, May 7, 2009

3 Tips to Bust Through Your Weight Loss Plateau

by Sean Barker

Are you frustrated with your weight loss results even though you have lost some fat around your middle and your spare truck tire is now the size of a bicycle tire? Well read on to get that fat burning furnace started again.

Basically what happens when you plateau on a weight loss program is your body is adapting to the workouts and caloric intake. Your body is smart and is catching on to your fat loss efforts. It's fat loss reserves are getting lower so it's panicking and holding on to what's left.

It's like when people who swim continue to be able to swim more laps and thinking that it is a good thing as they are doing more and improving their conditioning.

But what is happening is your body is burning less calories each time because you are IMPROVING your conditioning.

The harder your muscles and heart work to move your body the more calories you will burn even at rest.

Just visualize spinning a top as your metabolism. You want to spin it really hard so it will continue to spin on its own when you let go of it.

So you will just need to kick things up a notch and cause a metabolic disturbance in your body so you keep losing fat.

Variety is the spice of life inside and outside the gym. Constantly challenging yourself improves your physically fitness as well as mental fitness.

We all know if you are bored with your current routine, you won't do it. So don't let your workouts get stale!

1. Change up your weight training workouts to exercises that you haven't been doing. Use different rep ranges, different angles and shorter rest periods.

2. Stop slaving away on the treadmill for your cardio and use bodyweight exercises and barbell or dumbbell complexes where you superset without rest from one exercise to another.

This will burn a ton of calories in a short amount of time because you are using all your bodies major muscles while increasing your heart rate.

3. As for your diet plan, don't drop your calories too low, too fast.

This is a surefire way to lose lean muscle mass and slow down your metabolism.

Take a closer look at your diet and track your caloric intake for a few days to make sure you are not taking in some hidden calories that you may not be aware of.

You can't trick basic biology. If you are burning up more calories than you are taking in, you WILL lose weight.

One simple tip for fast fat loss is to only eat starchy carbs like oatmeal, breads and brown rice within the 2 hour period AFTER your workout.

For the rest of your daily meals and snacks, eat only fruits and veggies for energy and fiber rich carbohydrates.

With a few little diet tweaks and adding some variety and intensity into your weight loss plan you should start losing that frustrating fat again.

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Sean is a Certified Personal Trainer and a proud and busy Dad. Sean has been involved in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years and have appeared in High Performance Muscle Magazine, been on health and fitness radio shows and was selected as a sponsored athlete by one of the top supplement nutrition companies in the world. His popular Dad Fitness fat loss workouts have helped Dads around the world lose fat, gain muscle, and get lean in less than 3 hours per week. For more information on the Dad Fitness workouts that will help you burn fat without spending hours in the gym, visit http://dadfitness.rxsportz.com

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the weight loss tips!! I found great weight loss program at Weight Watchers... It is very effective!!

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