Some people train frequently. Hit the gym about three to five times per week and have a pretty good diet. But man, they just can’t lose that last amount of belly fat. Seems familiar?
Alright, I’m going to show you guys how to reduce all that belly fat and get your six pack abs to finally show.
Even if you are not necessarily the type of person that we described above, being discouraged is the last thing you can be. Though I can’t guarantee you the perfect packs in four weeks of time, I can definitely help you to eradicate a ton of fat. This will get you on the path as fast as possible.
Let’s Do Some Mythbusting
People do ‘All Ab’ exercises thinking it will reduce belly fat. We’re talking sit-ups, crunches and planks because they feel like they are targeting the muscles in this area. They think It will help them to burn the fat.
Unfortunately, that’s just not the case. What you’re doing here is you’re just training your abdominal muscles underneath the belly. There’s no exercise or diet that will help you target just the belly. You can only lose fat on the entire body.
So don’t waste time trying that because that’s what they call ‘Busted’ !
So everything I’m giving you here is highly effective fat burning tactics that will help you to burn belly fat by not targeting the belly but the entire body.
The Right Exercises
So, how can you lose that belly fat when it comes to your workouts? What should you be doing? Most guys post on forums and in my YouTube comment section and I get messages saying
‘I’m working out for hours. I’m in the gym working hard, but I’m not getting the belly fat to go’.
The thing is they’re doing a lot of isolation exercises. Infact, their exercise routine is entirely built of isolation exercises. We’re talking about an exercise like a dumbbell front raise which is a great deltoid targeting exercise. But is it going to burn you the most amount of fat? Definitely not.
So you need to switch your 80% isolation exercises into 80 percent compound movement exercise. They’re going to hit multiple muscle groups that are going to get you more bang for your buck. The more muscle groups that you use for each and every single exercise, the more energy your body is going to be required to use in order to perform them.
There’s a big difference when you do a front lateral raise of 10 repetitions and you’re doing 10 repetitions of a dumbbell clean and press with a decent amount of weight. After the set you will definitely be gasping for some air.
4 sets of those combined with only a 45-second rest, you’re really pushing yourself. I hope you are getting what I’m trying to convey.
This is also the case for leg exercises. If executed properly, they are phenomenal in building bigger legs and more importantly for helping you to really burn a ton of calories. But definitely not the case for the leg extension machine.
Newbie guys spend a lot of time on the machine and that’s exactly the reason they are having a tough time losing that belly fat. So when said, they haven’t skipped the leg routine. But they aren’t having an effective session comparing it to other exercises like dumbbell lunges.
Dumbbell lunges are great in a stationary position but adding more movement like walking takes it to a whole new level. It will require a lot of energy meaning burning a lot of calories.
Not a fan of dumbbell lunges? Do goblet squats or kettlebell swings. The point being make your 80% isolation exercises into 80 percent compound exercises which will have a tremendous tremendous effect on your workout.
The next most important thing is the intensity of your workout. People throw in numbers saying ‘I’m in the gym for an hour and a half’ but in between each exercise, you maybe checking your phone for three to five minutes in between each set. This makes 40% of the workout just wasting around. Put down the damn phone please.
I always advise for a 45 second rest in between each exercise. This allows you to get more volume done in a shorter period. When you have these shorter 45-second rest periods, it gets you into Flow. I like to call it the ‘Lifter’s High’.
It will start bettering your workouts and help you break a sweat. You would probably gasp for air and let in the good ol’ oxygen. This is when you really get locked into your workout and smash it. So make a session to do a high intensity interval training at the end of every single workout.
Burning more calories by this is definitely a plus but there’s a bigger benefit. A 15-minute hiit session (High-intensity interval training) is a lot more manageable to execute compared to an hour long treadmill walking. This is just for most people who are busy with their schedule. Two hours long workout and treadmill session will ruin it..
So try to do Hitt at the end of each and every workout routine. Like I have on my YouTube channel they could be plyometric routines or intervals of sprinting on a treadmill. Those 10 to 15 minutes of Hiit after your workout, you are melting a chunk of fat.
Supersets and Circuits
The fourth and final thing is to utilize supersets and circuits in your workouts. If you are a beginner, I recommend supersets. Superset is two exercises in a row without any rest in between them.
Most people do one exercise, get distracted for 2 to 3 minutes and then get into the next exercise. By reducing the rest period, you’re able to get more exercise done and burn more calories in a shorter period of time.
But if you’re more of an advanced guy wanting to push your fat burning you should be doing circuits of exercises. A circuit is three or more exercises completed in multiple rounds.
Once you start doing these circuits and start jumping from exercise to exercise. You get so much done in a short period of time and you actually finish your workout with a lot of sweat melting. Though it’s not scientifically backed up, I do have noticed the more sweat and huffing and puffing, the more fat you burn.
So there you go. A very simplistic straight to the point content that can do in the gym which is going to help you to burn that belly fat.
Now I’m aware it’s not the supreme guide to Fat Loss. But if you are looking to dive deeper, I’ve got some good news. I have made a program that is exactly made for guys that are looking to Burn a lot of Body Fat plus building and Sculpting some lean Muscle Mass in a period of 14 weeks.
(link to the program)
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