Get Weight Loss Management with High Intensity Workouts

If you want to burn fat and keep weight loss off, add higher intensity to your workouts. Do more challenging exercises, more often, to cause your neuromuscular system to adapt to new training stimuli. This keeps you from plateauing and improves your fat loss and weight loss results.

Challenge yourself with exercises that test your balance, coordination, strength and flexibility!This might require that you put that old favorite workout on the shelf and try something new!

Here are 3 high intensity workout tips to burn fat and keep weight off:

1. Add more one-legged strength exercises such as power step ups, single leg squats, Bulgarian split squats, lunges, single leg good mornings and single leg medicine ball exercises to your workout routine.

These types of exercises are more intense than two-legged exercises. Doing these exercises with circuit weight training using supersets (with lighter weights) adds even more intensity to your workout.

One way to build more muscle mass (and speed up your metabolism) is through heavy weight lifting. “Heavy” is relative to your body weight and strength.

According to the research, doing this type of weight lifting will give you exercise-induced testosterone increases. Of course, this will help you build muscle mass. Women can lift heavy weights without fear of getting too bulky!

So, how much weight is heavy enough? Your repetition range for exercises should be between 3-5 (you would have a difficult time lifting these repetitions). You would typically do 4-5 sets of each exercise.

Doing some of these exercises with your eyes closed will improve limb position sense (proprioception), balance and will help you burn more fat and calories! Balance training also improves your core strength.

One last strength training tip would be to do combinations of one-arm and one-leg exercises such as single leg squat-to-single arm shoulder press.

2. Add more intensity to your workouts by exercising your body in all 3 planes of motion to improve multi-planar balance and add intensity.

An example would be a grouping of walking lunges, side lunges and transverse lunges.

Want more intensity? Exercise on different surfaces such as grass, sand, astro-play and soft surfaces to add more intensity.

3. Do cardio blasts between weight training sets. This is a very intense form of exercising. You will get great fat burning results.

Cardio blasts could work this way: between each weight training exercise set, do 30-45 seconds of a high speed cardio exercise like jump rope, mountain climbers, sprints or squat jumps. Try to do the whole 20 minute workout without any rest between exercises.

Add intensity, challenge yourself more and watch the fat melt away!

About Mark


Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.

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