If you are ready to hear how you can more effectively burn fat with little to no cardio, keep reading.
The old ways weren't working anymore.
Cardio. Eat Less. Exercise More.
This is what I thought it took to look and feel better.
So many clients come to me after their “old tricks” stop working for them. You know, in college you could decide to eat a few less fat-free gummy bears and skip your diet coke for a few days and you'd be feeling less fluffy. (I can't believe I thought gummy bears were a diet food!)
But now, after the college days, after kids...things are a little more challenging. It seems no matter what you do your jeans are snug! It's frustrating because think you are eating healthy!!
This is why I broke up with the treadmill and picked up some weights.
Incorporating strength training might just be what you are missing to slip back into your favorite white jeans with ease.
How it's possible to burn fat with minimal cardio
Ok, hang with me. There are a couple of things you need to know. In your 30's, physically inactive people can lose as much as 3% to 5% off their muscle mass! And even active people will have some muscle lost.
And this one…about 70% of your daily calorie burn is your Basel Metabolic Rate. This is what your body burns by just staying alive.
And this is important…Only 5% of your daily calorie burn comes from exercise activity! WHAT?!?
What does strength training do for you?
Ok, what does this mean. Well it's kind of exciting, you can increase your BMR if you increase your muscle mass. Yes, strength training is one of the most effective ways to rev up your metabolism and get you burning more calories! Plus there's science to show that your metabolism stays elevated after your strength training sessions – sometimes up to 38 hours after!!
Do you think there is evidence to put strength training to the top of your to-do list? Comment below.