The ultimate fat shred workout
Ok guys, today I am going to give you a 7 minute workout (plus warm-up and cool down) that will shred the pounds super quickly!
This workout isn’t for the faint of heart however- this is very intense. Make sure that you don’t have any medical problems prior to trying it out. In addition some of these exercises are dangerous if you have poor technique. Make sure you know how to do them properly and if you don’t, hire a personal trainer to teach them to you.RELATED: RECOMMENDED PLANS FOR YOU
Hop on the elliptical trainer. Set the resistance to 10 (out of 25) and start moving for 5 minutes. Increase the intensity by one every 2 minutes. After 3 minutes give a little more effort and get that Revs Per Minute up.
-50% Rep Max (this is half of what you can lift once) lift this as many times as you can for 30 seconds. Immediately move to the next exercise
-45% 1Rep Max. It’s the same as the squat: give it all you got for another 30 seconds then move on.
-50% 1Rep Max. Perform as above.
-50% 1 Rep Max. Perform as above.
Use the smallest ball you can keep up for 30 seconds. A smaller ball means less contact points/greater range of motion- therefore less stability.
Set it up for high resistance and go all out for 30 seconds.
Repeat this cycle 2 more times, but increase the resistance by 10% 1Rep Max each time you go through the circuit. You could also try this in reverse, starting at 70% 1 Rep Max and going down to 50%.
Doing all these exercises should take you 6 minutes- with travelling time it should not be more than 7 or 8 minutes long
While finishing up on the bike, bring the resistance down and cool off for 2 minutes. Then get off and perform a quad stretch for 30 seconds per side, then a toe touch for another 30 seconds on each side.
This should be followed by a Pectoral stretch for 30 seconds each side and an upper back stretch. Finish off with the cobra pose for 1 minute. It also isn’t a bad idea to fit in a tricep and bicep stretch in at some point during the cool down too.
This type of exercise is called a circuit.
Circuits are no doubt one of the top 3 kinds of workouts for burning fat and extra calories fast. Not only do circuits maximize your fat burning capacity, if done will 100% effort that increase your fat burning rate for up to 48 hours after the workout, and they also as a training adaptation increase your maximum fat burning rate over time.
Benefits of circuit training
There are also a lot of other benefits of circuit training such as, increased cardiovascular endurance and power, improved muscular endurance, strength, speed and tone, decreased blood pressure and cholesterol levels, increased insulin sensitivity (diabetes control) and many more. So circuit training is a win win.
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