By Kate Vidulich, Fat Loss Expert
Author, Fat Loss Accelerators
My heart was racing, lungs burning and sweat was pouring off my head. Only 9 minutes had passed, yet it felt like I’d been training for hours. As I sat in the corner gasping for air, the interval timer screeched to signify the end of the fastest ever 90-second break.
Two minutes later, my “off-day” workout was done. The thing is, it took no longer than 20 minutes, and was over before I could even register how challenging it was.
What’s the number one excuse for missing your workout?
Lack of time.
The number two excuse, according to unofficial Australian research conducted by me, is happy hour drinks. But that’s another story.
Here’s the troublesome situation…
- You got stuck at work and traffic was so bad, your 45-minute workout window shrunk to 20 minutes. Bugger.
- You show up to train, but unfortunately everyone had the same idea as you. It’s jammed.
So if you have no time and you need to get a quick fat loss workout in, what choices are you left with?
1. Elliptical? Please. Stop. Now.
2. Usual Dreadmill intervals? 20 mins again. Really? That’s so 2008.
3. The same old bodyweight circuit? Boring.
Three strikes and you’re out.
How long do you really need for a heart pounding, fat blasting workout?
Less than you imagine.
Think about this for a moment. In a regular workout session, 10-15 minutes can elapse by the time you get cracking – before you reach the awesome fat blasting action.
Now I’m not saying you should skip dynamic warm ups or core training when you’re pressed for time, these are very important components. But you need to get to the entree as soon as possible.
You need a plan. You need to focus. You need to hustle.
ONE big fat loss workout mistake to AVOID
Resting for too long.
Ideally, your rest breaks should be no longer than 30 seconds when training for fat loss. It’s tough, but using a GymBoss Interval timer (or your Smartphone) will stop you from cheating or slacking off.
Without any control over your rest breaks, your workout can become just like happy hour (only without beer – how boring).
You only need 20 minutes to workout. But before you jump on the dreadmill and do intervals again… You need a fast, fat-burning workout solution that you can do in a small space with minimal equipment.
Enter what I call Fat Loss Accelerators.
Try this intense workout solution.
These intense, targeted interval workouts involve the strategic use of compounding, hybrid exercises to maximize fat burning and training time to break through plateaus.
Why is this style of workout so effective?
You can pump up the intensity without killing any one muscle group, allowing you to burn more calories faster with total body movements.
Metabolic workouts, like this one, also increase the after burn effect to significantly higher levels than cardio on the dreadmill, meaning you burn more calories after the workout at rest.
Of course, training with intensity and avoiding extended rest periods will leave you sweating buckets, but this will accelerate your fat loss results.
Did I mention this is fun? Training should NOT be deathly boring or long winded.
Be different. Burn fat while having fun conquering these unique, metabolic movements and save time in your training sessions, maximize your calorie expenditure and eliminate the boredom of cardio.
Now you can say bye-bye to intervals on the sweaty dreadmill. Actually, just say forget about it to cardio entirely.
Replace your interval days with Fat Loss Accelerators, and reduce the stress involved with thinking and planning.
Kate Vidulich, BSc, ACSM, CTT
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About the Author
Kate Vidulich, BSc, ACSM, HFS, CTT is New York’s Premier Fat Loss Expert. Kate specializes in designing and implementing personalized, effective, results-oriented training programs. Her unique, fun approach to fat loss has helped thousands of people across the world achieve their goals, at all ages. An ultra-marathoner and always up for a challenge, Kate consults with clients in private one-on-one, and online coaching with clients worldwide. She regularly updates her blog at FatLossAccelerators.com