The holiday’s are officially over, and this time of year a lot of people are tying to lose weight. This can be hard if you don’t know what to do or your body is stubborn. So, I am going to try my best to help you reach your New Year weight goal.
Your body burns a certain amount of calories through simply being alive. Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is how many calories your body burns at rest. To find your BMR, you can use this handy calculator. Your BMR will constantly change with your body, so it is good to check in with this to get a general idea of the calories you should consume and the amount of exercise you should put into your routine.
Now, how do you burn calories in a workout? Old fashion cardio can get boring. It also may not get you the results you want. Check out my tips below on how to burn more calories in a resistance-training workout.
Do total body workouts
Total body workouts, like this one, burn more calories because they activate more muscles. When you workout your heart has to pump blood to the muscle group you are working. If you work out multiple muscles, your heart has to work so much harder.
Lifting heavier weights and taking longer rest is a good way to build muscle. If you want to lose weight, try resting less. This is where circuit training comes in handy. Circuit training is one thing I do with my MFit Members a lot. This keeps your body moving and your muscles challenged at the same time.
Try speed workouts
Sprinting is a great way to get your heart rate up, so let’s take that concept to the weight room. Exercises like a squat press, push-up or clean are great to do during a speed workout. Once you’ve got the form down, try doing several quick sets of 10 reps with minimal rest between. You will feel your heart pumping.
Move around during rest
When you rest, don’t really rest. Walk around, jog in place or dance. More movement equals more calories burnt.