Tip #2 – Cardio
Make room for regular cardio exercises or preferably HIIT in your current training routine. High intensity cardio will stimulate fat loss and increase endurance and strength – the best time for it might be right after your weight training, because it will keep your body longer in a boosted fat-burning mode. Most experts agree that the ideal fat-loss workout needs to be a mix of heavy training and cardio, so take their advice seriously and start sweating.
You simply can not maintain good health and a decent fitness level by sitting on the couch all day long, no matter what you eat. You have to work hard and push your body to its physical limits – you’ll be surprised how much you can achieve in a short period of time with enough willpower and determination!
Not only you will score impressive muscle tone and definition, but your strength, self-confidence and overall mood will significantly improve. Use the incoming summer days as a motivation to start taking better care for yourself and we promise that the list of benefits will be endless!
A sample training program
For this purpose we will be using an upper body/lower body split :
Monday: Upper Body Day
Tuesday : Lower Body Day
Thursday: Upper Body Day
Friday: Lower body day
Leg press 3 x 10 reps
Lying leg curls 5 x 10 reps
Leg extensions 3 x 10 reps
Standing calf raises 4 x 15 reps
Add cardio at the end of every weightlifting workout. Start with moderate 20 minute sessions and fine tune from there.