Blast Fat Faster: It's Easier Than You Think
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If your weight loss has plateaued and no matter what you do you just can’t seem to lose weight your workout might be to blame. If you’re trying to lose weight and boost your metabolism you need to work out in a specific way in order to accomplish this quickly. You need a metabolic workout.
Why should you care about boosting your metabolism? Boosting your metabolism makes losing weight faster and easier while a sluggish metabolism can stop your weight loss dead in its tracks no matter how hard you try. Keep in mind that your diet is responsible for 90% of your weight loss and your workout makes up the last 10%. Specifically if you're over 40, female (this counts for males too), and are more than 10 pounds overweight and have struggled with high blood sugar levels, which cause you to store excess belly fat.
There are tons of different workouts out there but not all of them are geared for weight loss and reshaping. Most are geared to build muscle and can actually slow your metabolism while halting your weight loss efforts due to the stress they cause on your body. This may cause your cortisol and insulin levels to rise, creating the prefect storm for weight gain and storing belly fat. In other words - a disaster.
Metabolic workouts can turbo charge your metabolism allowing you to see results in as little as a week and begin losing 1 pound per day.
Why are metabolic workouts different? Not only do they reshape your body they also make losing weight easier. Think of it as the way gas can ignite a small fire into a raging inferno. All without hurting your body so you can stay on track for the rest of your life.
Who should do metabolic workouts? Anyone who wants to lose weight and quickly reshape their body without adding lots of bulk.
Here are 3 moves to be done in 1 complete metabolic workout 3 times weekly (the total time to complete this workout is less than 30 minutes). There is no gym required so you not only save time, but money as well. Blast your fat away with these 3 simple steps.
Deep Squats to Dumbbell Front Raise (2:00 mark in the video above): Stand with your feet shoulder width apart holding the dumbbell in front of your body. Squat down deep and stand back up using your heels to push off while raising the dumbbell at the same time to nose level. This move works the entire body while firming the legs, abs and shoulders.
Do 2 sets of 12-15 reps. Lift as heavily as you can, making sure to use good form.
Tricep Slam Backs (2:35 mark in the video above): Stand with feet shoulder width apart while holding the dumbbells. Step back while pushing the dumbbells backwards as if you're trying to hit a wall. Keep your posture in check and hold your core tight. This move tightens and tones the stomach muscles, the back of the arms and reshapes the legs.
Do 2 sets of 12-15 reps on each side. Lift as heavily as you can, making sure to use good form.
Side Lunge with Arm Curl (3:15 mark in the video above): Lunge to the side with dumbbells in hand. Lower yourself until your leg is parallel to the floor, making sure your knee doesn't go over your toe, while pinning your elbow to your inside knee. Perform dumbbell curls while in the low lunge position. This move works your inner thigh, core and arms while improving balance.
Do 2 sets of 12-15 using as heavy a weight as you can safely handle while maintaining good form.
Metabolic workoutsshould be performed 3 days a week allowing one day in between for rest and muscle recovery. This is the re-shaping and metabolic boosting part of your workout. Don’t forget to add cardiovascular activity every day for maximum fat loss, especially if you have been over 20 pounds overweight. Being overweight puts your body in a special category and requires a special type of workout and time required.
For more information about Metabolic Boosting Workouts please refer to my book, "The Metabolism Solution".
- Lisa Lynn